Bill Moran, Spanish Teacher
In August 2015 I began my thirty-seventh year working in the Auburn Public Schools. I spent twenty-five years teaching Spanish, world history, and life science at the old middle school, where I started the Spanish program in 1986. After the middle school moved to the high school building in 2004, I taught world and American history in the seventh and eighth grades for two years. Since 2006 I have been teaching Spanish, grades eight through twelve. I am fortunate to work with excellent colleagues and students.
The school’s mission is to provide our students with the skills to compete in a changing world, and the ability to speak Spanish is an important part of that preparation. As I believe that all students can learn a second language, I have designed my courses to reach students of all abilities.
How to Contact Me
You may contact me before and after school, during my planning period (8:00-8:45 AM) and ARC (12:45-1:00 PM), by calling (402) 274-4328, extension 101. My school email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Endorsement: English as a Second Language, 1994
Endorsement: Spanish, 1994
Master of Arts Degree: History, 1992
Bachelor of Science Degree: Biology, 1979
I hold a teaching license in Nebraska with four subject areas: Spanish, English as a Second Language, Social Studies, and Life Science. I have a master’s degree in history, a bachelor’s degree in biology, and the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and ESL. I grew up in Omaha and attended Holy Name High School.
1979-Present Auburn Public Schools, Grades 6-12
Family, Hobbies, and Interests
My wife Nancy and I celebrated our thirty-seventh wedding anniversary in August 2014. Nancy is an artist whose work is featured at Lewis Art Gallery in Omaha and on the web at Nancy Lee Moran. We have three children. Emily is a legal secretary in Atlanta, GA; Brian is a neurologist in Duluth, MN; and Greg is a law student in Lincoln, NE. The Auburn Public Schools have prepared our children for productive lives.
Our family belongs to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn, and our faith is very important to us. During the summers of 2004 and 2005, I served as a cook, dishwasher, and translator at a Benedictine soup kitchen in Oregon on behalf of Hispanic migrant workers. Each week I study Spanish online and visit with Latin American friends on Skype. I exercise, invest, watch movies, travel, and enjoy spending time with my family. We own two papillon dogs, Izzy and Milly.