Bienvenidos a la clase de español con Señor Downing

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2011-2012 Welcome Letter

Dear Parent(s)/ Guardian(s):


I am sending this letter home with your child today to give you some information about myself and as I have informed the students to give “you” your homework assignment for this week.  First let me tell you a little about myself.


This is my 3rd year as a Spanish teacher here at Suitland High School.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Foreign Languages (concentration in Spanish and Italian) with a minor in Art History from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  I recently graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a Master’s of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Policy & Leadership.  My professional goal is to ensure that ALL children have equal access to a quality education.


I have found in the past that as long as I have parental support, everything runs smoothly.  To do that I need your help and what I would like you to do for your “home work” this week is to email me and leave me a message with the following information:

  • Your child’s full name
  • Your full name
  • The best way to contact you
  • Any other information you wish to share that may help us in providing a productive year for your child.

If you complete this assignment your child will receive extra credit points toward their homework grade.  My information is as follows. However, I must recommend that E-Mail is the quickest and most convenient way to reach me.


Name:  Señor Keith Downing

Room #: 108

Phone: 301-817-0500                                                                               


Class website:


I encourage you to check out the Spanish website for this class where students and parents can find information about the class, important updates, and homework assignments.


Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.




Keith Downing

Spanish Teacher

Suitland High School