Iowa World
Language Association

IWLA 2023 Conference Keynote Speaker: 

A.C. Quintero

The Iowa World Language Association is extremely pleased to welcome A.C. Quintero as our 2023 Conference Keynote Speaker! 

A.C. Quintero is currently a Spanish Teacher at College Preparatory in Chicago, IL. She has 18 years of cumulative experience as an International Baccalaureate middle school teacher, high school teacher, and adjunct instructor. She holds a Master’s in Latin American Literature and Cultures coupled with a Master’s in Educational Leadership. These dual degrees have afforded her a vantage point from both ends of the educational spectrum. A.C. has been sharing her unique perspective on pedagogy and language acquisition for over ten years at national, regional and state conferences. She was most recently recognized by AATSP for her role in improving DEI initiatives for students. In addition to championing equity both inside and outside the classroom, A.C. is also an accomplished author. She has authored several compelling comprehensible novels such as La Clase de Confesiones, El Escape, y Las Apariencias Engañan that allow students to solidify their language skills while experiencing a wide range of different cultures.

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