By Morgan Maselli, Staff Writer.
LCA has welcomed several new faculty members this year, everyone from guidance counselors to dorm parents. Earlier this week, The Blue and White had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs. Bloodworth, our new high school Spanish teacher. It was fascinating hearing about her life before LCA. We hope you enjoy learning more about our newest Spanish teacher!
Q: Did you grow up speaking Spanish?
A: Yes I did. I grew up in Cali, Columbia.
Q: How was life different in Columbia?
A: It’s very different. I come from a really big city and it was very noisy, but fun. When I came to this country, I came to live in Wellesley where Babson college is and that was like a monastery. That was a huge shocking experience, but I loved it. Absolutely loved it.
Q: Why did you decide to move to the U.S.?
A: Because I wanted to go to Berkeley College of Music to become the best arranger and conductor in the world.
Q: Why did you become a teacher?
A: I became a teacher because I was married, I met my husband at Berkeley, and I was writing music until 4 am in the morning while my husband was sleeping. I did not like the life I was setting myself for. A friend of mine who was a Christian from Puerto Rico said to me, “What are you doing? Why don’t you check the musical department? I think you would be an amazing teacher!” And I said, “Me? No way Jose!” And here I am, I checked it out and I took one psychology class and fell in love with psychology and then took another physiology and said, “I am going to become a teacher!” I had to go to school for another two years, but it was worth it. I graduated very old from Berkeley, but I love being a teacher.
Q: Why did you choose to come to LCA?
A: It is an honor to be here. I was afraid to go and teach highschoolers because I am more of a middle school teacher. I love LCA. I know of LCA since 1999. That’s why I sent my children here- because I know this is a great place. I love it here.
Q: What classes do you teach here?
A: Spanish II and Spanish III
Q: How has teaching here been so far?
A: It has been wonderful. It could not have been better. I got the best students in the world!
Mrs. Bloodworth is a great addition to the LCA community, and we hope you have enjoyed learning more about her!