Laura Arias



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Laura Arias

Señorita Laura Arias

Room 211


Phone: (503) 208-5371


About me

I am heritage speaker of Spanish, meaning I learned it along with English as a child. I am Mexican-American who was born and raised in Southern California. My family originates from Guanajuato in central Mexico. I travel to Mexico often and have visited Cuba and Spain, but visiting all Spanish-speaking countries is on my bucket list!

Teaching Philosophy

I want my Spanish students to be able to speak Spanish without any fear or judgement. I focus on linguistics and grammar to make sure that they understood by a variety of Spanish-speakers. As the language is changing, I keep my classes informed of these changes.


  • Master of Education from Portland State (2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Cal Poly Pomona (2014)


  • Spanish Teacher at Vernon K-8 (2016-2018)
  • Spanish Teacher at Irvington K-8 (2018)