Phone: 704-260-6350, Extension 359
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education K-12 Spanish Certification
Mrs. Cristina Pagoota
¡Bienvenidos! Welcome, Wildcats! My name is Cristina Pagoota, and I am so happy to be teaching Spanish as a Special Area at Weddington Hills Elementary! This will be my eighth year teaching Spanish at Weddington Hills, and my 28th year teaching altogether! Before becoming a Wildcat, I taught first grade at Coltrane Webb Elementary in Cabarrus County. I have also taught K, 1, 2, and 3rd grade (in a regular classroom and Spanish Immersion) in Florida. I was born in Cuba, but grew up in South Florida, and I love teaching my first language as well as sharing the Hispanic culture with you!
In our Spanish classroom, we will learn to communicate in Spanish, gain an understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic culture, and foster an appreciation for ourselves and others. We will also focus on how all this fits in with our IB themes, attributes, and units of inquiry.