Maris Hawkins is a lower and middle school Spanish teacher at Capitol Hill Day School in Washington, DC. She has a BA in Spanish and art history and an MT in Teaching Foreign Language from the University of Virginia. She is interested in proficiency-based foreign language teaching, and has taught Spanish at all levels from elementary school through high school. She has presented at the VAIS Technology conference and has talked about arts integration in the classroom through the Kennedy’s Center VSA program. In addition, she has presented about technology tools to use in a proficiency-based foreign language classroom at NECTFL and GWATFL.