Donna Marqués has been teaching Spanish in the California Community College system for the past 24 years. She has worked in various capacities as both an adjunct and full-time professor. She has created numerous online language programs at various 2 and 4-year institutions. She sits on a number of advisory boards as an online learning and curriculum development specialist. Currently, Donna teaches various online Spanish classes and works with Vista Higher Learning as a faculty specialist, training professors in second language acquisition pedagogy. She specializes in moving traditional modalities of teaching languages to the online world. Donna is highly experienced in all LMS platforms, and speaks to faculty around the country about incorporating LMS platforms in face-to-face, online and hybrid classrooms.
Kate Grovergrys is a Spanish professor at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. In her current position, she has developed and taught introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish courses in a variety of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, online and accelerated. Prior to teaching at Madison Area Technical College, Kate taught Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lourdes High School in Rochester, Minnesota. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and a M.A. in Spanish Literature & Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In 2012, she became certified as an online instructor when she completed the E-learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate at UW-Stout. She is passionate about language teaching and enjoys fostering an engaging learning community in her classes.