Phone: Phone: 704-260-5970
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.
Website is updated periodically, please see CANVAS for daily updates and assignments.Courses:Block I - Spanish IBlock II - Spanish IBlock III - Spanish IBlock V - ECHS Spanish I & II
Office Hours are via MS Teams
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
- 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
Test – 25%
Quizzes - 25%
Homework and class participation - 25%
Projects - 25%
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.
4100 Weddington Road
Concord, NC 28027