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Ms. Anna Olivares
Spanish teacher/LOTE DEpartment Chair
Hola, my name is Anna Olivares and I teach Spanish 3 PreAP, Spanish 4/5 AP and Dance at Ball High. I graduate of Ball High. It is an awesome place to work! The student population is very diverse and accepting. It represents the real world. I am so proud of my school. I challenge students every year to do their best and to be successful products of their community. I encourage parents to be active participants in their child’s education. I have ongoing communication with parents, as I believe that is the key to the students’ success. I tell my students that they are responsible for their own actions so they need to really think before they act. I sponsor three clubs; LULAC, Spanish Honor Society, and Hispanic Dance. I retired a couple of years ago and am back part-time. I am a single mom to my son Bryan, who lives in Plano, TX. When I have some spare time, I love to read. I enjoy going to the movies and traveling. I have two grand-dogs who visit me often, a schnauzer terrier mix and a sheltie. I graduated with a BA degree in International business and a teaching certification in Spanish. My first career choice was business, but after interviewing for a temporary position at Ball while I waited to move to Virginia to work for the CIA as a translator, I fell in love with the profession.