Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Maria E. Campos

Dear Parents,

Hello! I am the new Spanish teacher here at Illinois school and Arcadia school. Let me start by greeting all the parents, alumni and staff of Illinois school. I’m very happy to be part of this school and looking forward teaching the new language to our students.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I came to the United States in 1972. As you know, the United States is known for being the country of opportunities. The first day, that my siblings and I arrived to this land, my mother told us: “We are here to work hard, and to keep working hard. We needed to be honest and hard working. No body, has to do anything for us, but we have to make sure that we do for ourselves, the right things, work, learn the American culture, respect the people, respect the country and never stop working and make sure you are grateful to the United States. 

My mother was not an educated woman, but she was a very hard working person and I learned to be a hard working person too.  I knew that if I wanted to get anywhere in my life, I knew, I needed to follow her example, but also I dreamt of a professional career. It was not easy at all, but I was the first one in my family to get a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a Master’s degree in administration and development of curriculum.  I have taught Spanish at all levels and I’m very proud to be contribute and enriching the minds of our students by sharing the Spanish language, the culture and the skills for our students to expand their horizons.

In today’s rapidly changing society, learning a second language is a distinct advantage, if not a necessity. Whether your child is learning Spanish for career enhancement or personal enrichment, it is my hope that our student will be interested as well as challenged.



Maria E. Campos