P. Jill Elkins Surprenant

Phone: 508.228.7280 x3534


Degrees and Certifications:

MA Spanish Education, Virginia Tech, 1992 BA International Studies, Virginia Tech, 1988 Massachusetts State Teacher Certification: Professional Status:Spanish K-8 + Spanish 6-12 International House Certified: Spanish as a Second Language: A1-C2 (European Proficiency Scale)

P. Jill Elkins Surprenant

Hometown: Castlewood, VA

family: Married to Paul Surprenant 1997, One son, Daniel born 1999

Moved to Nantucket: 1988 (summers)    

Began teaching at NHS:1992

Travel/Education experience:

Summer Study Abroad VIRGINIA TECH IN SPAIN (Madrid and Cadiz)1987

Spring Semester Abroad in Durango, Mexico 1991 (graduate program)

Summer Study in Barcelona for teachers, International House 1997

Intensive course: Advanced Grammar and Conversation: Universidad de Barcelona, June/July 2006

Summer Intensive Course: Metodologia y formacion de profesor: International House Barcelona, summer 2016

Student travel leader, with NHS Spanish Club:

1995--SPAIN: Madrid, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Toledo

1997--Mexico: Mexico, DF, Tenochtitlan, Teotihuacan, Merida, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Cancun

1999--SPAIN: MAdrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada

2001-- Puerto Rico: San Juan, Ponce, plantacion de cafe, Arecibo

2003-SPAIN: Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo, Sevilla

2005-Inagural Homestay/Immersion Trip to Catalunya, Spain: Barcelona, Figueres, Montserratt, Tarragona

2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015: Continuation of Homestay/Immersion trip to Catalunya

2017: Homestay/Immersion trip to Catalunya