Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. from Cal State University Nordrige. Secondary Spanish Teaching Licensure UCCS.

Mrs. Johanna Pence

Hola estudiantes y padres,

My name is Señora Johanna Pence, and I am one of three Spanish teachers at Vista Ridge High School. I have been teaching Spanish, both middle school and high school, since 2014 and I am thrilled to be a member of the Vista Ridge High School family! 

I live in Colorado Springs with my husband, my son who is 3 years old, and my daughter who is 4 years old. One of my favorite things to do is to go back to my home country to visit my amazing family once a year.

I was born and raised in El Salvador with my two siblings, my mother and my father. I came to the U.S. for college and graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Spanish in California. I moved to Colorado to obtain my certificate to teach Spanish through University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (UCCS) and I am currently completing a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction at UCCS.

I have experience teaching Spanish, both public school and private school at grades Middle School Spanish throug High School Spanish (levels 1, 2, 3 and 4).

I chose Spanish because my heart is in teaching and bringing my native language from El Salvador to the classroom, which is a good way for me to use my knowledge and experience to develop the upcoming generations.

I am so excited to spend the year with you, and help you succeed in the Spanish classroom!

Señora Pence


Our online curriculum is Edgenuity, and we use Google Classroom as our form of Communication.

 My Google Classroom and Zoom Meeting links:


Period 1 Google Classroom


Period 2 Google classroom 


Period 4 Google Classroom 


Period 5 Google Classroom