Phone: Phone: 704-260-5970

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Gerard (GT) Curtis

I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. My family and I relocated to North Carolina following Hurricane Katrina. I received my Bachelors from the University of New Orleans (LSU),  in Spanish and Paralegal Studies and my Masters in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction & E.S.L. also from L.S.U. 

Although the majority of  my professional career was spent in the legal field as a Paralegal, I found my true passion in 2007, when I decided to "give back to society" by becoming a high school Spanish teacher in 2007.

I have taught every level of Spanish. I teach to all learning styles, primarily in Spanish. My objective each day is that my classes are relevent, engaging and fun. I particularly favor "performance based" assessments to measure student growth. 

Since I began teaching I have received many honors and awards but my greatest, as a teacher, was in 2019, when the senior class of Cox MIll High School dedicated its "2019 Year Book" to me as the "Most Inspirational" teacher of that year.

Additional accomplishments:   Published Author of the book “Random Wisdom for the Fatherless Child” and I am an American Bar Association Certified Paralegal.

Mr. Curtis


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Important Info.

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    Courses:
     
    Block I - Spanish I
     
    Block II - Spanish I
     
    Block III - Spanish I 
     
    Block V - ECHS Spanish I & II
     

    Office Hours are via MS Teams

    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    MS Teams Office Link

     

     

    Instructional Outline:

    • Attendance & Greetings (10 mins.):
    • Daily Reading (20 mins):
    • Daily expression presented & explained with drawings (20 mins.):
    • Echo around the room (10 mins.):
    • Record daily expression with puppets and update Google Slides (10 mins.):
    • Grammar tip of the day with practice drill (20 mins.):

    Instructional Language Strategies:

     Reading Literacy + Pimsleur + Rosetta Stone + Total Physical Response

    Grade breakdown:

    Test – 25%

    Quizzes - 25%

    Homework and class participation - 25% 

    Projects - 25%

     Late work:

    All assignments must be submitted on time.

    There will be a 5-point reduction for each day that the assignment is not turned in.

    The reductions will bottom out at 50%.

    No late work will be taken for the previous unit once the next unit has been started. 

     

    Wish List:

     Hand sanitizer

    Klenex

    Face mask

    Bottle water

    Protein bars

     

    Contact Information:

    gerard.curtis@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Phone: 704-260-5970

    4100 Weddington Road 

    Concord, NC 28027

Last Modified on October 5, 2021