WVS - Spanish & French

Sra. / Mme Barraza's Classes

Meet Mme / Sra. Barraza

I have been with WVS teaching Spanish for a long time - I have lost track of the years. I began my teaching career back in 1987 in Kansas and have been teaching Spanish and French ever since! I continue to teach face to face in Eureka, KS, where I have been for 29 years now! I have a deep passion for travel and love to do so with my husband and my children whenever we can! My children are Joshua, age 28 and Micaela, age 24. My husband is Javier Barraza from Guadalajara, Mexico, so of course, we love traveling in Mexico but also to other areas. A couple of summers ago, Javier became a naturalized US Citizen so we are still celebrating that anniversary every summer!

I have had the great experiences to travel in 18 foreign countries and in many of the states of the USA....still lots of places to see and lots of things to do!

I have a Master's degree in Instructional Design & Technology so naturally, these are also real passions for me.

I have enjoyed working with online students in the past and I look forward to working with you this semester in Spanish. I make myself available to students via e-mail, text or phone. It will be imperative that we work together closely to resolve any difficulties you all may have as we get going.

When you do contact me it will help me a great deal if you tell me what course you are in so I can easily locate you. :-)

Office Hours

I will open have Office Hours for questions and for you to drop in for questions or help on Thursdays from 5-6 pm. If you have a problem and need help beyond that time, I encourage you to let me know so we can work on getting together during a different time of day.

Wisconsin visit, summer 2019

In the summer of 2019, my husband and I took a trip through several states, including Wisconsin. These are just a few of the pictures during our adventure that took us through several states. We were fortunate to get to see lots of Wisconsin!

Work Daily for Best Success!

Reach out for help when you need it!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I'm new to online learning. What if I don't know how to navigate the website? Your LEG is usually your first resource. He/she is typically versed in using Brain Honey and can answer most "how to" questions. If they don't know, you can always call me after 4:00 pm for assistance. It is pretty easy to use once you get going.
  2. Is it OK to call you? Of course! That's what I'm here for! Don't forget that I do teach in a traditional school during the day, so if you call, please leave a message so I can return your call as soon as possible after school (same for a text).
  3. What if I'm having problems understanding concepts? Help is just a phone call away. You can contact me during regular office hours by phone, text, or E-mail. I am also available by request. Just ask!
  4. How late is too late to call? Please do not call after 9:00 pm You may email or text at anytime, but see question #2.
  5. Can we use online translators? Absolutely not! The use of online translators is a form of plagiarism and students who use them will receive a grade of 0 for that assignment. Trust me, I will know.
  6. How can I be successful in this course? The most important thing you can do is ask questions early and often. If you don't understand something, you must ask me (or another student) for help. Another key to success is keeping pace. It is important that you work daily. It is the expectations that all students are submitting work daily.