• My name is Dr. Antonek and I am the Spanish teacher at MC@UNCG. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to enhance my students' knowledge of the Spanish language and cultures. Speaking more than one language has opened many doors for me. I have visited almost 50 countries and my life has been enriched by the diversity both at home and abroad. By learning another language, students are more prepared for 21st century skills.

    Language learning should be fun and engaging and, with a positive attitude and effort, everyone can learn a language. On my website, you will find information and expectations that will help you have a productive and successful year in Spanish. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

    MCUNCG offers Spanish levels 1-4. Our program is a proficiency- and growth-oriented approach to language teaching and learning. Students learn to communicate orally (listening & speaking), read, and write. Accuracy and grammar are taught through using language in a meaningful context. Students learn about customs, culture, geography, and Hispanics making a difference. 

    As feasible, in Spanish class we incorporate globally relevant themes (e.g., sustainability, over-consumption of resources, natural disasters, social and cultural issues), especially as they relate to the Spanish speaking world.





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My Resume/CV

  • Janis L. Antonek, Ph.D.  antonej@gcsnc.com  336-334-3662


    Teaching Experience

         2006- present Spanish Teacher Guilford County Schools

         Fall 2012 - Present Middle College @ University of North Carolina at Greensboro

         2015-2016 High School Teacher of the Year

         On site teacher educator (OSTE) for Spanish interns & licensure students from UNCG.

          Yearbook Advisor;

          1996- 2006 Faculty, Department of Curriculum & Instruction UNC Greensboro

          1991-1996 Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Pittsburgh, PA

          1985- 1987 Spanish Teacher K-6 Monroe Co. Schools, FL



         Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (Curriculum & Instruction/Languages & Literacy)

          M.A. Auburn University (Master Hispanic Studies)

         B.A. West Virginia University (Spanish & Slavic Studies)


    Recent Professional Involvement/Service

         World View Fellow on the Environment and Sustainability 2018-2019.

         Teacher Participant LinguaFolio NCDPI Pilot Project 2017-2018 Academic Year

         Language & Culture Study Tour to Cuba, Summer 2016; Italy, Summer 2017; Australia, New Zealand Summer 2018

         ACTFL Summer Leadership Institute, Summer 2015

         Participant Teacher developing World Language Share Point Lessons, Tasks, & Engaging Scenarios; Summer 2018

         Essential Standards Committee, Travel Abroad & Global Ed. Committee, Guilford Co.      


         ASW Committee North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 2011-2012

          Essential Standards Committee North Carolina Department of Public Instruction    


     Community Service

         Since January 2, 2009, I have maintained a daily photo blog celebrating all the great

         people & places about Greensboro. It is called Greensboro Daily Photo and can be

         seen at http://www.greensborodailyphoto.com



    Recent Publications

          Antonek, J.L. and Mitchell, J.T. Unifying the Profession: A Fifty Year Retrospective of

         Foreign Language Leadership in North Carolina (2005).


          Antonek, J.L. and Lentz, M.J. A Literacy Model that Beats the Odds. Educational Leadership (online) 2005



    Recent Presentations

         Antonek, J. L. (August 27, 2013). The Role of Creativity in the World Language

         Classroom. Session for World Language Teachers. Grimsley High School, Greensboro,


    Community Service