My name is Marlene Espinal I’m 41 years old I have three teenagers. I am a Sarasota native.My Parents were both born in Cuba as well as all of my grandparents. My husband is from the Dominican Republic. My children are all bilingual, to an extent. I have always spoken Spanish since I was born. I learned English and Spanish simultaneously in the home. I feel it is very important for all children coming into this world to learn two languages. Every job I have ever had since I was a teenager, was partially because I was fluent in Spanish. I look forward to this new adventure and sharing my love love of the Spanish Language and culture to all the students.