Patricia Floe was born and raised in Temuco, a city in southern Chile, where she went to school and graduated with a BA as a teacher of English as a foreign language. Teaching a new language was exciting and always demanded creativity in looking for different ways to make it work with large numbers of students in a classroom. She settled in Coyhaique, beautiful area in Patagonia, Chile. While still living in Patagonia, she had the chance to visit and teach in Colombia during part of 1997 and 1998. Patricia came to Minnesota as an exchange Fulbright Spanish teacher in Chaska, MN in 2005-06. It was one of the best years of her life, because not only she had a marvelous experience as a Spanish teacher to English speaking students but she also met her husband. She returned to Chile for two years to share her experience as a teacher in USA. In 2009, she permanently moved to Minnesota. Her son was born and later on she started working as a reserve teacher at ISLA and other Spanish Immersion schools in Minnetonka. She attended Augsburg College to pursue her Minnesota teaching license because she realized of her passion for teaching her native language in an immersion setting where she could also teach about culture. She went back to school in MN while working as a reserve teacher in a number of Spanish Immersion programs in the cities. She feels very fortunate to be joining the ISLA team, she loves the commitment and hard work of our community. Language learning is a wonderful way to help children view the world from a different perspective and she is thrilled to get to know the students and families in the community. Patricia loves working with children and helping them to discover the world around them. She hopes to inspire a joy for learning a new language and cultures in her students. She believes that our students have a potential to contribute with their knowledge and affect our future. She enjoys Minnesota and love exploring the lakes, parks, bike riding and spending time with her family and friends.