My name is Tonya Jeanette Fraga. I am a Newcomer/ESOL I teacher at Liberty High School. I work with those students who have just recently arrived in this country or who have not yet developed proficiency in the English language. I graduated from Ricks College (now BYU Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho, with an Associate’s Degree in education. I then continued my studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in education with a double major in English teaching/Spanish teaching. After graduating, I continued on at BYU in graduate courses in order to get the TESOL Certificate for teaching English as a Second Language.
I am an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I am the seminary instructor for the Old Testament this year. The course is for high school students and begins at 5:40 AM, Monday to Friday every week. And the students come!
My teaching philosophy is: education needs to be fun. If you can smile and laugh while you are learning, the information will remain with you much longer. So in my classroom, we enjoy the journey of learning a second language. It makes coming to work a definite joy.