Cecilia Stanton is a Spanish teacher at John Adams High School in South Bend, Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and her Master’s Degree from Indiana University South Bend in 2010.
Ms. Stanton just completed her 8th year teaching at John Adams. Apart from teaching at the high school, she served as the sponsor for the class of 2014, currently serves as sponsor for the Class of 2018 and is the advisor for the Adams’ National Honor Society. Ms. Stanton is International Baccalaureate (IB) certified and she teaches Spanish IB 4 and 5. She also serves as one of the school’s Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) coordinators for the IB program.
In the summer of 2014, she wrote two lessons, which were published in a book written for the traveling art exhibit of renowned Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín. She was the only public school teacher published and the only person to have more than one submission accepted into the book. In February of this year, Ms. Stanton was awarded the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity grant for her project, The Indigenous Image in Latin America, to be completed this summer. She has also taught Spanish at Ivy Tech Community College and Methods of Foreign Language at Indiana University South Bend as an adjunct faculty member.
In her free time, Ms. Stanton likes to dance, play the guitar, write, travel, visit theme parks, take road trips and watch comedies movies and foreign films.