Mrs. Banta was born in Mexico and learned English in Kindergarten over two years. She began teaching Spanish at JCS when her children were young. She taught her own children Spanish as their first language, and homeschooled them. Those children are now grown adults, and are truly bilingual.
Mrs. Banta majored in Piano Performance at UCSD. She has worked as a music therapist, a piano teacher, and an accompanist. She’s excited to help students learn about another culture and its language, and looks forward to working with students who want to make music together.