Conjuguemos was started in 2000 by me, a Spanish teacher in Weston HS, (Weston, MA). I wasn't a fan of teaching verb conjugations and figured a computer program could do this task better than me and a bunch of worksheets. So I started CONJUGUEMOS as a hobby and have kept at it for many years. I still work in the same school, and over the years have helped teachers add a lot of content to this site.
That's me... sort of. I'm way older now. Getting old is no fun. I don't like pictures of me, but I liked this picture that this class took of us.
Ths is a colleague of mine in Weston High School wearing a cool CONJUGUEMOS T-shirt. Her name is Gina Barbosa, she teaches Latin. She's obviously awesome, and demanded to get paid $20 to model the shirt.
This site has about 3.5 million registered users, and is used by hundreds of thousands of students a day to learn verbs. It is a community-sourced site: almost all the activities were created by teachers around the country and world who have wanted to add to the site. Teachers approach me via the site, I make the computer code, and they provide the word lists. I would say that collaboration has been the highlight of the years working on this project.
The frog in the site is not a frog. It's a coqui, a type of small frog that is basically the Puerto Rican national animal. See pic to the right. I'm Puerto Rican, so I figure my site should represent my people a bit.
Puerto Rican coqui can reach 1 to 2 inches in length and 2 to 4 ounces of weight. Females are slightly larger.