Hello! I am Herminio Núñez López, head of ISD 518’s interpreting and translation department. I have worked for the Worthington School District for 16 years. During this time, I have worked with many students, families, and faculty. It has been and continues to be both challenging and rewarding to serve as a language professional. As a native Spanish speaker from Central America, I am able to bridge communication and cultural barriers. In order to be effective in my position, I have completed all the major college courses and workshops for professional translation and interpreting offered by the University of Minnesota. I have attained the skill level required of training and managing interpreters. I have also completed national accredited trainings TCI (Medical Interpreting). My language skills have been assessed in English and Spanish by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. I received a superior rating from this council.
Education has always been important to me. I was born and raised in Panama. I attended both public and private schools in Panama. I completed my high school education with an emphasis in agricultural science. Following high school, I participated in the International 4-H Exchange Program. This gave me the opportunity to visit and experience rural American life. I furthered my education and travel experience by attending and graduating from a poultry science institute in Bangalore, India.
Being open to new experiences brought me many opportunities in my life. Working for Worthington District 518 with its diversity has deepened my belief in a strong education and the endless possibilities associated with a good education. I am proud to be part of the educational team here at ISD 518.