Sra. Aphazava - Sra. Doyle - Sra. Lombardo - Sra. Martinez
Gerstell Academy Spanish Teachers
Gerstell Academy
Spanish Department
2500 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD  21048
United States
Phone: 866-861-3300 Ext. 2134
Fax: 410-861-3006
About me
Ana Lombardo serves Gerstell Academy as a Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher. Mrs. Lombardo also developed the Middle School Spanish Curriculum at Gerstell. She was the co-sponsor for the Upper School International Club for the 2009-2010 school year.

Ms. Lombardo graduated from Universidad Nacional Enrique Guzman y Valle in Peru with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education. Mrs. Lombardo, as a member of AATSP (American Association ofTeachers of Spanish and Portuguese), completed professional development training under this organization last summer in Costa Rica. She is also a member of the MFLA (Maryland Foreign Language Association) as well as ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).Ms. Lombardo graduated from Universidad Nacional Enrique Guzman y Valle in Peru with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education.

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Mrs. Lombardo has lived in the United States for 30 years and her native language is Spanish. Mrs. Lombardo is also an enthusiast of the Italian language. She is a bilingual professional with extensive teaching and business experience within international banking, real estate, and consulting.

Mrs. Lombardo loves teaching Spanish at Gerstell Academy and she believes that learning about different cultures is a vital part of the language learning process; this is her fifth year at Gerstell Academy. She had developed and taught the Spanish curriculum at St. Stephen's in New Jersey. She also has been the Middle School Spanish Coordinator for the Bethesda International School in Bethesda, Maryland.

Mrs. Lombardo resides in Carroll County with her family.


Deborah Doyle serves Gerstell Academy as Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher.

Mrs. Doyle graduated with a graduate degree in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Bachelor's degree in Spanish and Secondary Education from University of Maryland, College Park with time spent in Madrid, Spain her Junior year.

Mrs. Doyle's experience includes teaching all levels of Spanish, including Advanced Placement at Mt. Hebron High School and have been World Languages Resource Teacher for Howard County Public Schools. In addition, she spent five years directing a professional development schools program where she served as liaison between UMBC and Howard County Schools. Mrs. Doyle is also affiliated with the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (National Spanish Honor Society) and serve as State Director.

Ms. Doyle was honored as Maryland Language Educator of the Year in 2008, has presented at the national and local levels at language conferences, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Foreign Language Association.

Mrs. Doyle resides in Howard County with her family.

Yania Martinez serves Gerstell Academy as the Lower School Spanish teacher.

Ms. Martinez's experience includes working with Lower and Middle School students.

Ms. Martinez resides with her family in Carroll County and enjoys teaching Spanish at Gerstell Academy.

Sra. Aphazava - Mrs. "A" serves a Middle School Spanish Teacher.  More information will be provided soon.
My links
Realidades Textbook Classes: MS1 - MS2 - USI - Interactive Site - Highly recommended
Grammar & Vocabulary (Information + Practice Exercises)
Conjuguemos - Verb and Textbook Vocabulary drills
British Broadcasting Corporation - Learning games & Spanish Drama Videos
Practice while you help end hunger in the world
Podcasting - Listening and Proficiency Skills Dev.
Realidades Textbook Class Upper School Spanish III
La Historia de Juan - Practica de pasado y del imperfecto