Mrs. Laia Tena-Girones Dietz, Spanish

Smoky Valley High School ~ Phone (785) 227-2909



I was born and grew up in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. I went to college in Spain and Germany, and spent a few summers in Ireland where I learned English. I graduated and got a masters in English Philology with a minor in Spanish. Later, I obtained a masters in Linguistic Mediation. I came to the USA in the 2000s with the Spanish Visiting Teachers Program (exchange program between the USA and Spain). I set foot in southwest Kansas where I taught Spanish for 8 years until I moved and started teaching at Smoky Valley. I love traveling, being active, learning and trying new things, and making the best of every day and situation.

My husband, Jonathan, our cat, Lluna, and I live in Geneseo, Kansas.

Jonathan and I