/userfiles/image/Holeman, S.JPGStacey Holeman has taught in public schools in Oregon since she graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1978, kindergarten through 5th grade. She earned her Masters in Special Education in 2003 from Portland State University and National Board Certification in 2005. Currently Stacey coordinates the Structured Learning Centers for students with autism and multiple disabilities in The Dalles, Oregon.
Stacey and her husband, Mike, first traveled to Guatemala in the 1980’s and brought home a son who was 4 years old at the time. All 3 of their kids have studied abroad and the family continues to travel, individually and together, most commonly to Central America. Since 2004 Stacey has taken numerous college Spanish courses and has attended Spanish Immersion programs in Central America in the summers; she knows first hand the huge benefit immersion programs have when learning a language.
Gaining conversational ease in Spanish is an important professional and personal goal for Stacey and attending Spanish schools in Latin America is a wonderful path to that end. She’s hoping to help others with their goals along the way.