Christiane Westhelle

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Christiane Westhelle

World Language and Culture—Spanish, K-4th Grade

Originally from Brazil, Christiane Westhelle came to the US with her husband to attend graduate school. Years later they came to Hyde Park with their three sons. Christiane joined Ancona 25 years ago because of its holistic and progressive educational philosphy, grounded in a Montessori pedagogy. She values the freedom given to teachers to create their own curriculum, the passion for learning opportunities, and the freedom children have in their learning journey. Ancona has given Christiane the opportunity to collaborate in the development of a unique Spanish curriculum focused on teaching within the context of social justice and peace. Her personal learning journey takes her traveling the world, where she collects stories and artifacts to use in her classroom. Her other passions are reading, biking, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends

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