Rosy Alcala Whitehead enters her 14th year in the classroom and holds Master’s Degrees in both Education from Columbus University in Columbus, Georgia (USA) and Marketing from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León, Mexico, from which she also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Originally from Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, Mrs. Whitehead also holds certificates in Methods of Teaching and Spanish Language from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA); ACFTL - AP Spanish Language & Culture; ACFTL - Spanish Grammar, and was a DELE Examiner at the Instituto Cervantes, Ministry of Education Spain Teacher Formation.
An avid proponent of Mexican cuisine, Mrs. Whitehead has also published two cookbooks written in 3 languages - Spanish, English and Mandarin. This started as a project for her Spanish AP class and the class assisted in preparing dishes, taking photos, and translating the Spanish recipes into both English and Mandarin. Proceeds from the sale of the book went to support three libraries for children of migrant workers in Yunnan Province and to support the Will Foundation charitable endeavors in China.
In her previous schools, Mrs. Whitehead has organized a Spanish Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Cooking Club, and she brings this strong background to developing Concordia’s Spanish Department programs.
Prior to joining Concordia in August 2015, Mrs. Whitehead taught at Dulwich International School Shanghai, China Europe International Business School, Concordia International School Shanghai, and Korea International School.
Mrs. Whitehead is also married to high school math and physics teacher Neil Whitehead.