Milcaliz Vazquez

Milcaliz Vazquez

Spanish Team


My students know me as Señora Vazquez. The pronunciation Vazquez; the u is silence.🤫 I am a native Spanish speaker and sharing the 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 Degree in Labor Relations. A Master 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 8 years. I come from a long line of educators and when I moved to Florida, I started to volunteer at my daughters' school, and I fell in love with the school system here.  

Now, I am a comprehensible input (CI) teacher with more than 8 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, 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 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 I have two kids. I love my family and believe in values and the integrity of a human being. I enjoy traveling and I do it as much as I can. I am a soccer fan. Real Madrid is my team. -HalaMadrid!

Gracias y ¡Hasta luego!

Milcaliz Vazquez