Meet Sheila Delzell – Fort Madison High School

Sheila Delzell is a Spanish teacher at Fort Madison High School. She currently teaches level two, three, and four. Originally, Ms. Delzell is from Burlington, Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa for her undergraduate degree in English with a minor of Spanish. Additionally, she furthered her education at the University of Northern Iowa and obtained a master’s degree in Spanish with an emphasis in teaching.

Ms. Delzell’s Hobbies:

In her free time, Ms. Delzell enjoys hiking outdoors, reading, traveling and learning about different cultures. Also, her favorite book is El Amor en el Tiempo de Cholera by Gabriela Garcia Marquez and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. In addition, her favorite food is seafood paella. Also, the best vacation she has gone on was to Barcelona, Spain.

Ms. Delzell with the flag of Spain!
Fun Fact!

A fun fact about Ms. Delzell is that she studied at the University of Santiago in Spain. In addition, she lived in Santiago de Compostela, Spain for three summers and also in Merida, Mexico for one summer.

Currently in her Spanish 3 classroom, the students are learning how to give and receive directions with commands in Spanish. In Spanish 2A, the students are learning various food and drink vocabulary. These students are learning to communicate in Spanish proficiently in a restaurant setting. Additionally, Ms. Delzell’s Spanish 2B students are learning how to describe family member and to make comparisons about people and things and how to describe our home.

Ms. Delzell at her podium!

What is Your Favorite Thing About Your Job/District?

“I really enjoy working at FMHS and with Sr. Smith.  I am very proud of our Spanish department and feel that we work well together and feel that we offer students a solid and cohesive language program, which teaches them the skills they need to function at a basic level and/or the ability to transition to a higher level of academic study in Spanish.” -Ms. Sheila Delzell

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