Here is Trisha’s bio:
I’m Trisha Schutzius (SHOOT-zee-us), and for the past 11 years, I’ve been teaching lots of Spanish and a little French to students in 8th to 12th grade at Heritage Christian Academy in Fort Collins, Colorado. The school has added Latin and taken French off the program, so I have decided to leave the regular classroom to teach French to homeschoolers out of my own home, beginning in the fall of 2013. I look forward to honing my skills to make my instruction 100 percent comprehensible to students from upper elementary to high school.
I saw Blaine Ray at a conference back in 1999 when I was living in Anchorage, Alaska. I was in a major mid-career crisis, since I didn’t feel like I was giving my hard-working students the real-world skills they needed via traditional instruction. I am so glad TPRS “found” me.
I’m one of the lucky ones on the blog, because I can actually go down to Denver to see Ben in person, which I did do in January. I highly recommend watching other comprehension-based instructors to get ideas, inspiration, and much-needed support. My visit to Ben was the perfect antidote to the mid-winter blahs!