Darcy Pippins teaches Spanish in Norman OK and is Nationally Board Certified with a Masters in Education. She was SWCOLT TOY and ACTFL TOY Finalist in 2016. She started an Elementary Spanish Program in 2014, that won the ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative Award. She started teaching using CI in 2003 and her students have had great success on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam without explicit grammar instruction. Darcy and Dr. Stephen Krashen published an article about these AP successes without explicit grammar instruction in 2015. She advocates for quality sequential language programs and can’t imagine teaching without her PLC.