Faculty

Micah J. Martin

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Spanish Instructor

Professor Martin was born and raised in Southern California. He was first exposed to Spanish in high school and decided to make it a career while living in Venezuela. He went on to complete academic degrees in International Studies, Linguistics, Spanish, and Literature. He loves language and also studied Italian, French, Portuguese, and Arabic. He started teaching college Spanish in 2006, and came to Valley College in 2016. He has a deep appreciation for literature, language, philosophy, history, and art.

Yon Che

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Spanish Instructor

Professor Che was raised and educated in Quito-Ecuador until she was 21 years old. She has earned her BA in Spanish & Linguistics and MA in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She has taught elementary, intermediate and advanced Spanish language classes at different Universities and community colleges such as UCLA, West Mont College, Glendale Community College, Citrus Community College, and Santa Barbara City College. 
She has been teaching at San Bernardino Valley College from fall 2005.

Jose Recinos

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Spanish Instructor

“Hola y bienvenidos.  My name is Dr. Jose Recinos, and I was born in El Salvador.  I graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1992 with a B.A. in Spanish and French and received my Ph.D. in 2003 from UC Davis.  I have taught Spanish and Literature for several years at the university and community college level and enjoy my time here at San Bernardino Valley College.

I really love traveling, dancing, playing basketball, and reading about diverse cultures and issues.  My interests include bicycling, hiking, camping, and writing poetry and short stories.  Come visit me and we can practice Spanish or discuss current issues. Hasta pronto!

Nori Sogomonian-Mejía

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Spanish Instructor, Department Co-Chair

Nori Sogomonian-Mejía earned both her BA and MA in Spanish with an emphasis on linguistics from UCLA. 
She also studied at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico and the University of Madrid, Spain. She has been teaching Spanish at SBVC since spring 1994. In fall of 1999 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and spent the semester teaching courses in linguistics at the Central American University in Managua, Nicaragua.
She earned her Ed.D from California State University at San Bernardino in Educational Leadership in spring 2011.

She enjoys teaching all levels of Spanish and interacting with the diverse student population at San Bernardino Valley College.