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Ana Ogle

Faculty Information
Location(s) Middle School
Title(s) Middle School Spanish
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Degree(s) M.A., University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill 2006
B.A., University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill 2005
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Ana Ogle teaches Spanish in the Middle School. After completing graduate school in Chapel Hill, Ana taught Middle School and High School Spanish in Western North Carolina for seven years. She then moved to Durham and taught Middle School Spanish at the Duke School for two years before returning to Asheville and joining the Wildcat faculty. Ana likes leading student groups abroad, swimming, photography, Pilates, cheering for the Tar Heels, and spending time outside with her husband (Jeff), son (Santiago, 5 years), and daughter (Ana Leigh, 18 months).


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In what ways can you teach/engage children at CDS that you couldn't at other schools? I’m looking forward to collaborating with colleagues, parents, and students.” 


What do you like most about your job at CDS? “Coming in as a new employee, I appreciate the community feel of CDS. Everyone is working toward the common goal of educating the whole child.  I like that we have autonomy over our own curriculums, but still the support and encouragement of the administration and fellow educators.”


How would you describe your classroom? “I hope my classroom exudes my passion for the Spanish language and culture.  I want students to feel comfortable expressing themselves in Spanish about topics that excite them.  I care about students learning vocabulary and grammar, but I would much rather excite them to continue exploring the World after they leave my class and to be open-minded to other cultures and languages.”


What books and authors inspire you, your curriculum, and your classroom? Personally, I love historical fiction and anything by Bill Bryson. I also love Ken Follett and Diana Gabaldon. I also read a lot of travel books. Since cultures differ so greatly around that Spanish-speaking world, I love investigating these cultural distinctions (and trying to decide where I want to go next!) and learning about what makes each region/country unique. I also like to peruse the blogs of fellow Spanish teachers in hopes of running across cool resources and ideas that I can incorporate in my own classroom!”  


What is your favorite quote about education, mentorship, children, and/or learning? My life mantra: “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St. Augustine


What personal passion brings balance to your life? “My personal passion is exploration. I’m always curious and want to explore. I travel as much as I can, both domestically and internationally. Having taken several student groups abroad, I relish the moments when I can witness students successfully communicating in Spanish. It’s inspiring to see how willing young people are to try new things and put themselves in unfamiliar situations. Other than traveling, I enjoy photography, swimming, Pilates, wine, cheering for the Tar Heels, and spending time outside with my husband (Jeff), son (Santiago), and daughter (Ana Leigh).”

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