Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
B.S. Spanish & Secondary Education, St. Cloud State University
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota
Rolando Castellanos, who grew up in Cuba, has taught Upper School Spanish at SPA since 1995. “I try to inspire my students’ appreciation for other languages and cultures,” he says, “and to help students advance in their quest for learning.” He has been voted Minnesota Spanish Teacher of the Year and is a member and past president of the Minnesota chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures. He is particularly interested in using computer and Internet-based technologies to enhance teaching and learning. In Cuba, he earned a B.S in secondary education and geography and he holds a B.S. in secondary education from St. Cloud State University and an M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Castellanos travels widely, and has spent time in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador, Spain, and Canada.