yo              payesita                                                                                           In traditional Mallorcan costume. I'm five years old!

Rosa Estarellas

Spanish instructor / World Languages Department

e-mail: restarellas@syvuhsd.org

Phone: 805-688-6487 ext.2351


¡Hola!, me llamo Rosa Estarellas and I am delighted to be your Spanish teacher this year. It is my honest desire to inspire you to love this fascinating language and culture. I will try my best to make this year a challenging but rewarding experience for each and every one of you.


I was born and raised in Mallorca, Spain (please follow the link to find out more about my beloved island) where I spent the first twenty years of my life. I moved to California almost twenty years ago and I live in Santa Barbara with my husband and sixteen years old twin daughters. I go back to Mallorca every summer to visit my parents, sister and many other relatives and friends. I love the Spanish language with all its linguistic and cultural variants. My heritage and experience allows me to bring to the classroom a European perspective of the Spanish language and culture alongside the Latin American one. One of my goals is to have students learn not only about the differences among all the Spanish speaking countries around the world and the United States, but also about the many similarities. I believe this to be a great way to foster understanding, respect, and appreciation for the Spanish culture and language.


I have a BA from the University of the West of England and a Masters Degree in Education from UCSB. This is my ninth year teaching at Santa Ynez High and I am very proud to be a part of this great school.


Looking forward to the year ahead,


Señora Estarellas

 La Catedral de Palma .          Playa de San Pere  .                     
Windmill/Molino      Puesta de sol /  Sunset
Robb and Christina Na Foradada Sailing
On a sailing trip around the island
sailingsnorkelingBeautiful sunset
 Sailing in the MediterraneanSnorkeling with my daughters            Sublime sunsets



                            MALLORCA  2009                                 

Jungle ParkPaellaBanyalbufar

Ready to climb tall pine trees!      Delicious paella at my sister's       Beautiful northern coast, my favorite











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