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Holmes Honors Program Mentor Spotlight

Vicky Santana

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Vicky Santana Holmes Honors Program Mentor Spotlight

Vicky Santana is the ESL and World Language K-12 Coordinating Supervisor in the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District. In this role, she observes and supports educators in the classroom. She is a former Spanish teacher and Lead Teacher of World Languages at Parsippany Hills High School where she assisted with the curriculum and many aspects of the World Language program. Vicky has had the opportunity to teach every level from Spanish Special Education modified courses to AP Spanish with a strong dedication to the language development of children.

Vicky’s goal is to inspire her students to learn a language, introduce them to culture and expand their knowledge of traditions with a higher degree of enthusiasm. She is proud of the advocacy work she does in being a mentor for student teachers, an instructor for higher educational leadership, current teachers, and future leaders as well as providing effective Family and Community Outreach for school families.

Outside of school, Vicky enjoys riding her cruiser bike by the beach, taking walks, watching documentaries, and reading non-fiction. In addition, she believes in the importance of self-care, being present, and doing what you love.

Vicky has served as a Holmes Honors Program mentor since Spring 2021 and is 100% committed to supporting and encouraging our teacher candidates! We appreciate all that you do, Vicky!