ROBERT CÉSPEDES has served as a writer for the NSE and has been a language teacher for many years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Spanish from Indiana University. He has created and taught a Latin American cultural studies class designed for the middle school level. He has taught at both La Universidad de Piura and El Instituto Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano in Piura, Peru. Currently, he is a Spanish teacher in the International Baccalaureate program and department chair of the World Languages Department at Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso, IN.