Who Am I?
My name is Elizabeth Kouma (kōw-muh).
I’m primarily a Christian, wife, and mama of 4 loved children.
I'm also a licensed Spanish teacher and homesteader.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish as well as a teacher’s license for teaching K-12 Spanish from Colorado State University in 2013
I was hired at Heritage Christian Academy (where I attended high school) following graduation from college to teach Spanish for the following classes:
Introduction to Spanish, Spanish I, Spanish II, and Spanish III/IV for one year before our first child was born
Every year since then I have taught private Spanish classes for children and youth ages 2-20 with classes ranging from about 2-12 students
I have extensive experience with children and youth, from my own experiences being part of a foster-adopt family, working as a Children’s MInistry Coordinator, and having 4 children of my own!
Feel free to check out my resume via the LinkedIn link above for more information and my work history
I utilize a highly effective method of teaching called TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), learn more about that below
More about me:
Born in Arizona, I grew up in Colorado. I got married to my wonderful husband in 2013.
For many years, life was a whirlwind: a move to Wyoming, a move within Wyoming, a move back to Colorado, another move within Colorado, several job changes for my husband, 3 home births, 1 adoption, move to Missouri! Whew!
Now, life in the southeast Missouri country is settling down after many busy years. We currently have chickens, rabbits, bees, an orchard, and a raised bed as I work toward raising 100% of our own food! You can check out my Youtube channel to see some of my life outside of Spanish class.
Here are some of the things that I love:
God. My family. Gardening. Homesteading. Teaching Spanish!