Jorge Muñoz joined The Grayson School in the 2019-20 school year as a Spanish instructor. Señor Muñoz has a Master’s degree in Spanish with a concentration in Latin American studies from Purdue University, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Guadalajara, Mexico. His two decades of teaching experience at both the college and K-12 levels in California, Texas, and Pennsylvania reflect his passion for sharing the language with students of all ages.
As an educator, he is particularly focused on creating a positive, engaged environment in which his students learn far more than grammar and conjugations; he prioritizes contextualizing students’ knowledge of Spanish by integrating information on culture, politics, history and geography into his classes. Señor Muñoz guides them to learn more deeply about Spanish-speaking cultures through collaborative or independent projects aligned with their interests which may include interviews with native speakers and other more experiential learning. Both in and out of school, Senor Munoz is also committed to social justice and service, and has led student service trips to Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Haiti.
A native of Mexico City, his family is replete with educators: Señor Muñoz is a third-generation academic, his wife is a faculty member at Temple University, and his son is a K-12 art teacher. He enjoys painting, long bike rides, singing as he accompanies himself on many different world music instruments, and teaching himself how to perform magic tricks.