Phone: (803) 593-7100


Degrees and Certifications:

Bilingual and Bicultural education Language teaching (Spanish-English-French) Master's degree in Education with a concentration on Educational policies and administration. Gifted and Talented Certified. AP Spanish and Culture Certified. IB certified teacher. ACTFL Member.

Ms. Zuleima Barba Polo

My name is Zuleima Barba, and I have joined the successful team of WL educators at MVHS as a Spanish teacher. I come from the beautiful country of Colombia, in South America. I have been in the educational field for more than twenty years and I have a long trajectory as a language teacher, curriculum developer and researcher in both schools and universities. I graduated as a language teacher and earned a Master’s degree in education with a concentration on educational policies and administration.

I am very passionate about what I do. I have lived and worked in different places around the globe. I love traveling to other countries and learning about the cultures and traditions of the places I visit. I also love learning languages and I strongly believe that learning a foreign language offers new possibilities to explore the world, to get in touch with new cultures, to encourage diversity and to promote tolerance.

I am excited about working with all of you this school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any questions or concerns. Your support and suggestions are always welcome, and together we can work to have a successful school year.

 ! Bienvenidos ! Welcome!


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FIRST BLOCK:                       SPANISH I

SECOND BLOCK:                  SPANISH PLC

THIRD BLOCK:                      SPANISH IV HONORS

FOURTH BLOCK:                  SPANISH I