Ana Acedo graduated from UMD with a Masters degree in Second Language Acquisition in 2003. She has been teaching Spanish at UMD since 2001. She has also been a Spanish Text Reviewer and a Language Education Specialist at the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. In addition she teaches Spanish at a Catholic School in DC, and loves working with children. She enjoys being able to teach students from very different backgrounds and see their progress through time since she has taught practically all levels at UMD and has been recognized at the University of Maryland with an award for Teaching Excellence.