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Mrs.  Carol  Garuz
Spanish / Teacher
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Carol Garuz-  In addition to the core subjects such as Religion, Math, Reading, etc. students at Divine Redeemer Lutheran School are also engaged in what is termed "Specials" throughout their school week.  Art Class, Music, Choir, Physical Education, Computer Class, and Foreign Language are these "Specials".  Divine Redeemer is intentional in offering Spanish as the language of choice for its foreign language program and is blessed to have Mrs. Carol Garuz as the instructor.

Carol and her husband, Ricardo, have two adult children- Alexis and Andres.  Both of her children attended grade school at Divine Redeemer when growing up.  Carol's first exposure to learning Spanish came when she lived as an exchange student in Cali, Colombia.  She took five semesters of Spanish in college and graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.  Upon graduating college, she joined the Peace Corps and became bilingual through the experience.  Once back in the states, she used her Spanish abilities as a Spanish-speaking alcohol and drug educator/interventionist.  She retired from that position and went on to teach Spanish at a parish in Whifefish Bay.  Divine Redeemer Lutheran School was in the process of reviewing their current foreign language program and were thrilled when able to offer students an instructor-led Spanish program, with the help of Mrs. Garuz.