CUMBERLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This week's Maine Education Association Inspiring Educator is Margaret Corral of Greely Middle School.

Corral brings her love for the Spanish culture to the classroom every day as she teaches Spanish to middle school and ninth grade students. She says many of her students are experiencing the language for the first time and opening up that door for them is exhilarating

"The looks on their faces when I know that I am speaking completely in Spanish and they're understanding, that's really exciting," said Corral.

Corral also encourages the students to learn about the culture first hand and has worked hard to provide them with opportunities so they can. This summer she will be taking a group of students with her to Guatemala.

"Giving them that experience and exposure is really important also seeing that with their language it opens different doors for them to be to help," said Corral.