KO is happy to say “¡Hola!” to Carolina Croes, a talented and experienced addition to the school. This year, Ms. Croes will not only be teaching five Spanish classes, including Spanish 5 AP, but she will also act as a co-advisor alongside Mrs. Lamb and a coach for JV girls soccer.
Before coming to KO, Ms. Croes taught at the Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury for six years and at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford for 12.One fateful day, amidst a search for a replacement after she would retire, former Spanish teacher Lynn Schork called up Ms. Croes and convinced her to take a look at KO. Ms. Croes said she was amazed by the students’ eager attitude to learn which greatly influenced her decision to become a part of our community.
A Venezuelan native, Ms. Croes immigrated to the U.S. in 2000 and feels her experiences greatly improve her teaching and knowledge. “My goal as a teacher is to impart a love of Spanish and Venezuelan culture on all my students,” she said. Besides teaching, Ms. Croes loves to be active, go on weekly excursions with her family, kayak, hike, cook, or paint.
On behalf of all of the KO community, we welcome you and are excited to have you here. ¡Bienvenida, Señora Croes!