A Little Bit About Señora Muehlhaus
Señora Muehlhaus has a love of the Spanish language and Spanish/Latin American cultures. She began her studies of the Spanish language in 7th grade, continued through middle school and high school and then double majored in Spanish and International Studies with a focus on Latin America. She understands what it is like to begin language acquisition in middle school and how to study a second language.
Señora Muehlhaus grew up on the southside of Indianapolis. She graduated from Perry Meridian High School. She spent her first year and a half of college studying at Millikin University in Decatur, IL before transferring to Butler University in Indianapolis. She talks to her high school students about the importance of feeling comfortable with their college choice and making a change if it turns out that the fit just isn't right. Señora Muehlhaus credits her advisor at Butler University, Dr. Detwiler, with helping her achieve her goal of graduating in three years with double majors even with a college switch and no incoming college credits. Although some semesters consisted of 25 credit hours, Dr. Detwiler assisted in helping arrange classes to make it all work out.
Prior to college Señora Muehlaus had never left the United States. She was in love with and fascinated by world cultures but had never traveled to explore them in person. Señora Muehlhaus has since traveled to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Canada and 47 of the 50 United States. She believes strongly in getting out and seeing the world around us.
Señora Muehlhaus has experience working with kids of all ages thanks for many years working at summer camps in Indiana, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. She also has work experience in foreign language educational software development, travel writing, marketing and real estate.
Señora Muehlhaus teaches all three grades in our Middle School. The curriculum for Sixth Grade is culture-based and focuses on where Spanish is spoken in the world, offers Spanish vocabulary and has many hands-on projects. The curriculum for Seventh Grade mirrors that of the first-year Spanish curriculum for the MCCSC in order for our students to obtain high school credit. Eighth Grade curriculum focuses on several of the harder concepts of second-year Spanish while focusing on our students' ability to listen, read, write and speak in the target language.
Señora Muehlhaus teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the afternoons at St. Charles and spends her mornings across town teaching high schoolers at Bloomington High School North. She enjoys teaching such a broad age range of students. It also gives her the unique ability to continue teaching her St. Charles students even after they have moved on to high school.
Señora Muehlhaus has a Bachelors Degree in Spanish and International Studies with a focus on Latin America from Butler University. She has a Masters of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the American College of Education. When not teaching, Señora Muehlhaus is enjoying spending every possible moment with her daughter, Ellie, and husband, Brian.