Ana J. Caldero started at Valencia in 1989. She has taught all levels of Spanish and has been the Chair of Foreign Languages for the Fine Arts Department on West since 2001. Professor Caldero earned her Master in Spanish Literature and Linguistics from University of Wisconsin-Madison and recently, in 2009 completed her ED.S program in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Foreign Language Education from University of Central Florida. She has also taught Latin American Humanities on West.
Professor Caldero has been awarded the Howard L. Palmer Chair in Foreign Languages in 2001/2003 & 2005. Ana has developed curriculum to integrate college requirements and resources into the first year learning experience and has provided department leadership to optimize and enhance instructional quality. She has served the college in the following committees: Curriculum Committee, CLAST Waiver and Course Substitution Committee and Study Abroad Subcommittee. In addition, she has successfully completed the Academy for Learning Leadership (Pivot 360) on June 20, 2013. She is looking forward to fostering a work environment where challenging opportunities are available to contribute towards improving the quality of teaching and service to our students.