Phone: 208-350-4270 ext. 1203
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Spanish B.A. Spanish, Secondary Education M.Ed. Bilingual Education
Hello, LCMS families! My name is Tricia Pinkert-Branner (Señora PB) and this is my 1st year teaching Spanish at Lewis and Clark.
I bring a creative and research-based approach to language acquisition to LCMS by focusing on building conversational skills through whole language/immersion, using cross-curricular connections, and incorporating real-world experiences. At LCMS, students will study Spanish using music, movement, art, science, math, as well as technology. 8th grade students will be earning high school credit and will focus on oral proficiency and writing through our yearlong pen pal project, which will include written correspondence, as well as exchanging audio or video recordings. 7th grade students enrolled in the 9-week Exploratory Spanish class will study the language through our passport project.
Apart from being a Spanish teacher, I am a painter and potter, former ballet dancer, musician and singer, avid researcher, proud wife of a military member, and a busy mom of two rambunctious teenage boys. I love Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, collecting wacky hats, playing lacrosse, and traveling. My family and I live in Boise with our two dogs, Ruby and Jack, and our three cats, Darth Kittious, Princess Leia, and Bubba Fett. I look forward to working with all of you this year!
Class Calendar: Assignments and due dates are located on the class calendar. This information, as well as Power School, will be updated every Friday.
**Grades will be available on Powerschool every Monday**
**Please see my webpage for Chess Club (quarterly Advisory class) information and events/tournaments**