About Our Staff
Mr. Herminio Lopez
Hello! My name is Herminio Núñez López and I am the ISD 518 lead interpreter/translator. I have worked with the Worthington School District since 1996. During this time, I have worked with many students, families, and faculty within the school district. It is, and continues to be both challenging and rewarding to serve as a language professional. I am a native Spanish speaker from Panama and being a native speaker enables me to bridge the communication and cultural barriers in our District. In order to be effective in my position, I have completed all the major college courses and workshops for professional translator/interpreteroffered by the University of Minnesota. I have attained the skill level required for training and managing interpreters. I have also completed national accredited trainings TCI (Medical Interpreting). The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages has assessed my language skills in English and Spanish and I received a superior rating from this council. I am a licensed interpreter trainer through Cross Cultural Communications, a licensed health care interpreter, a roster legal interpreter, and a licensed interpreter trainer.
Education has always been important to me. I was born and raised in Panama and I attended both public and private schools. 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!