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Rolando Castellanos

Faculty Information
Location(s) Randolph Campus, Middle School, Upper School
Title(s) M/US World Languages, Spanish, World Languages Department Endowed Chair
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Degree(s) B.S. Education, Instituto Pedagogico Superior, Cuba
B.S. Spanish & Secondary Education, St. Cloud State University
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota
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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.

1150 Goodrich Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
Main school line: 651-698-2451
Goodrich front desk: 651-696-1560 
Goodrich attendance line: 651-696-1414
1712 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
Main school line: 651-698-2451
Randolph attendance line: 651-696-1410
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