Bill Kearney, Spanish Teacher, earned his MA in Latin American literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He grew up on the coast south of Boston, MA but has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America. Bill’s passion for the Spanish language is rooted in his curiosity toward the rich web of histories and cultures that it connects…including our own. Bill enjoys sharing this passion, along with an insistence on learning and personal growth outside of one’s comfort zone, with the Oliverian community.
Bill has taught groups of 45 students at a Catholic all-girls school in Quito, Ecuador, worked with inner-city high school students to ensure college access, coached boys and girls youth basketball teams, taught Spanish to students of the University of Massachusetts and taught ESL to professors and students of the Universidad de Oviedo in beautiful Oviedo, Spain.
His free time is spent on his bike, with a book, in a tent, in shoes or boots that allow him to arrive to higher altitudes, or digesting a large meal with a cup of Barry’s Irish Tea…or even all of these activities simultaneously. He lives in Haverhill, NH with his wife Siobhan and their Gaelic warrior gnomes, Maeve and Aoife.