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Kim has spoken Spanish for more than half of her lifetime. She has experience teaching Spanish at the preschool, elementary school and middle school levels. She has taught classes about Mexican folk and popular music in both Spanish and English at the grade school, middle school and college levels. Kim wrote her master's thesis on son huasteco musicians who have taught children and adults how to play this beautiful music. She likes to use natural acquisition philosophy of teaching and engages aural, visual and kinetic methods of learning in her class. She speaks Spanish and Nahuatl (an indigenous language from Mexico). She is currently working on her dissertation on music, education and identity and national and transnational migration from the Huasteca region of Mexico. She believes that learning a language at an early age opens our mind and creates opportunities for our children and is excited to be working at the Purple School.