Phone: Phone: 704-260-5970
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Gerard (GT) Curtis
I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana but relocated to North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Prior to H. Katrina I received my Bachelors from the University of New Orleans (LSU), majoring in Spanish and Paralegal Studies and later I received my Masters in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction & E.S.L. also from L.S.U.
I began my professional career in the legal field as a Paralegal but I found my true passion in 2007 when I decided to "give back to society" by becoming a high school Spanish teacher in 2007.
Since I began teaching I have been honored as the 2012 Rocky River (CMS) High School "Teacher of the Year"; the 2011 Mecklenburg County “Mentor of the Year” Finalist; 2010/2011 & 2011/ 2012 Member of the #1 Intervention Team for “At Risk” students in C.M.S. Eastern District; the 2010 C.M.S. “I-Meck 4A Boys Conference Champions” Sprint Track Coach, 3-times nominated for "Teacher of the Year" at Cox Mill High School, as well as multiple "Teacher of the Month" awards. My greatest honor as a teacher, however was in 2019 when the senior class of Cox MIll High School dedicated its year book to me as the "Most Inspirational" teacher of that year.
I have taught every level of Spanish. I have also taught as a Homebound Teacher, Early College High School Spanish teacher and as a N.C. Virtual Public Schools’ mentor.
Additional accomplishments: Published Author of the book “Random Wisdom for the Fatherless Child;” American Bar Association Certified Paralegal; Certified E-Discovery Project Manager.
Links to 1st Week of School:
Remote Learning Class Schedule:
1st - 8:35 am - 9:35 am - Spanish I
2nd - 9:45 am – 10:45 am - Spanish I
3rd - 10:55 am –11:55 am - Spanish I
4th - 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm - Planning
Friday is an independent work day.
Monday-Thursday we’re all together!
Students must be signed into the MS Teams for the entire 60 mins of class.
Students must use a virtual background during class.
Students must be present for roll call.
Test – 25%
Quizzes - 25%
Homework and class participation - 25%
Projects - 25%
All assignments must be submitted on time.
There will be a 10-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