Phone: Phone: 704-260-5970

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Associates of Arts: Paralegal Studies Bachelors of Arts: Spanish Graduate Certificate: Project Management (Legal) Masters of Education: Concentration C&I and ESL

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 undergraduate and graduate degrees from Louisiana State University (U.N.O. & LSU-S). 

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 relevant, 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

  • SENIOR CAP & GOWN INFO:

    Important info: 
    • These pictures are not mandatory
    • Students must bring their own cap and gown.
    • Students should dress as if it were graduation day 
    • Students should bring a preorder form or can order online. Here is the online link: https://180924112318.proofingphotos.com/cap--gown/west-cabarrus-cap-gown-2022/
    • Students can get a preorder form from me at the end of the day--I will be sitting in the Commons after school.

     

     

     

    Spanish III Honors:  Reading Literacy, Grammar Concepts, Culture & Real World Topics



    INSTRUCTIONAL OUTLINE

    Warm-up:  Each class will start with a mental "warm-up". Students will search and identify cognates and high-frequency words while practicing their reading. 10 mins.

    Literacy: The selected reading will be modeled for students, then students will read and discuss its content for comprehension.  (Standard) 30 mins.

    Grammar: Students will practice grammatical skills Monday - Thursday (Intro. & Practice). (Standard) 20 mins.

    Culture: Independent Project Work (Standard) 25 mins. (Fridays is for listening exercises & culture)

    Closing: Cerramiento. 5 mins.

     

     

     

Important Info.

  • Website is updated periodically, please see CANVAS for daily updates and assignments.
     
    Courses:
     
    Block I - Spanish III Honors
     
    Block II - Spanish III Honors
     
    Block III - Spanish III Honors 
     
    Block V - ECHS Spanish I & II
     

    Office Hours  via MS Teams - email me for an appointment

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

    MS Teams Office Link

     Instructional Language Strategies:

     Reading Literacy + Audio Repetition + Language Acquisition using pictures + Cultural Connections + 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

    N 95 Face mask

    Bottle water

    Protein bars

    Glad Baggies for Cellular Phones

     

    Contact Information:

    gerard.curtis@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Phone: 704-260-5970

    4100 Weddington Road 

    Concord, NC 28027

Last Modified on April 25, 2022