Arelle Hughes graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Studio Art, and a minor in Spanish, from the University of Maryland, College Park, and holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Special Education from Trinity Washington University. She is certified by the state of Maryland in the areas of Spanish, Special Education, and Art. A native of Puerto Rico, Arelle is excited to share her passion for language and culture with the North Point community. This is her fifth year teaching Spanish. She is a member of the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA), the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL). Additionally, Arelle presented at the MANSEF (Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities) conference in 2013, where she shared and advocated the importance of teaching language holistically via comprehensible input methodologies. These methodologies make classes fun, interesting, educational, and most important: highly effective.