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Degrees and Certifications:

Michigan State University -Bachelor of Arts-American Public Affairs: Minors in Spanish and Secondary Education Eastern Michigan University-Master of Arts- Teaching Spanish as a Second Language

Mrs. Maureen McAlinden

Welcome to my website.  Livonia Public Schools are a very special place for my family.  In addition to working at Livonia Public Schools since 1992, two of my daughters have graduated from SHS and my youngest daughter  is a current SHS student.  My husband also graduated from SHS (many years ago), so all of us have a strong connection, not only to LPS, but especially to SHS.   I am proud to be a part of a school district that works with the community to develop a curriculum that challenges students and works to prepare them for the future.   With the world being more connected through technology, it is even more important for our students to develop an understanding of different cultures and languages.  Even the name of our language department has changed from Foreign Languages to World Languages.   

My training includes a B.A. degree from Michigan State (GO GREEN ) and an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University.  I have traveled to Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica and have gained a lot of cultural knowledge from first-hand experience.  As  a teacher, I enjoy watching the students learn how to use the target language to learn more about different cultures and how to communicate in another language. 

Notes  and homework assignments will be posted on  Google Classroom.  Students will get the link for their class during the first week of the semester.    For my classes, the grades in Google Classroom are not always accurate, so please check Student or Parent Connect for the student's progress report or card marking grades. In my gradebook, a blank space  is averaged as a zero, until the student makes up the assignment after an excused absence.  If a zero is in the gradebook, then the student did not complete the assignment on time.  My complete Classroom Guidelines and Policies can be viewed on Google Classroom. 

Please email me at with any questions. 

In addition to teaching Spanish , I am also the  SHS World Language Department Chair and High School Figure Skating Sponsor.