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Hello! My name is Ambar Rizwan, and I am a Spanish and History teacher at Highland Park High School as well as the Latin dance coach. My passion for language and learning started at an early age as I learned both Spanish and English at the same time. History always fascinated me; the way that our present is so inexorably linked to our past.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a major in history and minors in Spanish and business. After college, I had the opportunity to work in different school districts and with different companies before going back to National Louis University to complete my Masters in teaching. I enjoy learning about new cultures and sharing much of what I learn with my classes, both in Spanish and in history. My philosophy is that I have as much to learn from students as they have to learn from me! Watching students succeed and enjoy their education is one of the many things that make me enjoy my job at Highland Park High School. I'm also proud to be working in a district that values bilingualism, dual language education, and preparing students to be global citizens after graduation. If you are in my class or club, I can't wait to get to know you!
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