Milcaliz Vazquez

Milcaliz Vazquez

Spanish Team


My students know me as Señora Vazquez. The pronunciation is Vazquez; the u is silence.🤫 I am a native Spanish speaker, and sharing my love for my language and culture has become my passion.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where I attended college at the Universidad de Puerto Rico and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Labor Relations. I have a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Human Resources which gave me the opportunity to work in the private sector in PR for more than 8th years. I come from a long line of educators. After volunteering at my daughters' school, I loved the school system. 

 I am a comprehensible input (CI) teacher with more than tenth years of experience. I am certified in Spanish K-12 and ESOL. I was part of the creation of the Polk County Public School Spanish curriculum map developing initiative and textbooks adoption committees. Learning a second language opens doors in today's global economy. I want to equip future businessmen/women, doctors, and engineers with one more tool that places them in front of the line. 

We role-play skits in our class and speak and try and try again. Learning a new language can be intimidating, but I am confident that my enthusiastic, cultural approach to teaching Spanish enables students to acquire language skills in a manner that keeps them interested and motivated. My hope is that my students come with the same positive attitude and willingness to learn because I am ready to teach.

I have been married for 20-plus years and have two kids. I love my family and believe in values and integrity in the human being. I enjoy traveling as much as I can. I am a soccer fan. Real Madrid is my team. -HalaMadrid!

Gracias y ¡Hasta luego!

Milcaliz Vazquez