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Kay Raymond

Kay Raymond

        My family’s love for the Hispanic culture is what inspired me to become an ESOL teacher.  My grandparents spent 30 + years in Havana, Cuba where they worked and started a family.  They moved to Atlanta, GA after being made to leave Cuba.  They spent their time in Atlanta providing aid and hospitality to those Cubans who had also left their home country to start a new life in America.
       Since my father was bilingual, the company he worked for moved him to Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Venezuela where I spent my primary and middle school years. During that time, my mother and older sister became proficient in Spanish.  After returning to the states, my mother earned a BS degree from Georgia State in Spanish, and my sister moved to Madrid, Spain to work on her PhD in Spanish. She married a Spaniard who we all love, especially since he makes the best paella ever!
       While living in Latin America, we were immersed in the Spanish culture and to this day, I love the food, music, and of course, the piñata.
      In 2001, I followed my heart and returned to the classroom and spent 16 wonderful years being a second and third grade classroom teacher.  In 2017, I decided to follow my heart once again, and became an ESOL teacher.