Our Teachers


Mariacarmen González

  • Master’s degree in Technological Education from the Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey, Mexico (ITESM).
  • She has been an English Instructor for more than 15 years, trying to make a direct impact on education by integrating technology and applications in the K-12 classroom.
  • She is committed to creating a unique and creative environment to provide students with a meaningful and joyful learning experience
  • "Working for Ideal School represents an excellent opportunity to join the best of technology and methodology to provide students with a leading education. Moreover, it is a challenge to inspire students into a globalized world to analyze options, make decisions, solve problems, work in teams, and be creative. I am thrilled to be part of Ideal School and actively participate with an institution that is making a new proposal and cares for this new kind of education."
    Laura Julio

    Laura Julio

  • Master of Education with Emphasis on English Didactics – Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • Bachelor of Modern Languages – Universidad Pedagógica Nacional de Colombia
  • Graduated as a Teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico
  • She has more than 12 years of experience as a teacher of English and Spanish for different grade levels (Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica). During this time, she has honed her pedagogical skills to offer her students an enriching and creative experience, and which can be put into practice in real contexts.
  • "The teaching-learning processes represent a challenge when it comes to incorporating certain elements that make them an innovative space that effectively respond to the dynamics of a globalized world; dynamics representative of the era of information and communication technologies. Thus, being part and active member of an innovative project such as Ideal School, gives me the possibility as a teacher to adapt and optimize my pedagogical practices in order to promote and share with my students an authentic classroom environment focused on their needs and interests, and which allows the development of significant and active learning. It is a great honor for me to be part of the Ideal School family."
    Francisco Velásquez

    Francisco Velásquez

  • Bachelor of arts in international business from University of St. Thomas in St. Thomas, Minnesota
  • Masters degree in translation and interpreting from University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia
  • Taught in the United States for 10 years and in Ecuador.
  • "My Name is Francisco Velásquez and it is an honor for me to be part of Ideal School. I started learning English in school but my passion for it began when I travelled to USA for a study abroad program at Nacel International School in St. Paul, Minnesota. I continued in the same state my undergraduate studies at The University of St. Thomas. There I learned not only English but also French which also became my passion. Another important experience I had with languages is my Master degree in Translation and Interpreting which I did in Sydney, Australia at the University of New South Wales. There I learned not only about the language but also about the culture of the place. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I had. Sharing my knowledge with other people does bring satisfaction to me, I really enjoy teaching and I am glad to be part of The Ideal School team because it is a great opportunity to do what I love."
    Fernanda Narvaja

    Fernanda Narvaja

  • Masters degree in English teaching from National University of Cordoba (Argentina)
  • Masters degree in translation and interpreting in English from National University of Cordoba (Argentina)
  • Possesses 27 years of teaching experience with students from elementary to college level
  • "My name is Fernanda Narvaja, and I come from the southernmost country in the American continent, Argentina. I trained as a teacher of English and Public translator at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. I have been a teacher for 28 years, and I have taught from kindergarten to adults. Because teaching has always meant discovery, passion and commitment to me, I dare take the step to become an active member of the global community by teaching online. A challenge that I am convinced opens the door to the future."
    Paulo Toro

    Paulo Toro

  • Has been teaching English and Spanish for more than 7 years
  • Holds a TEFL Teaching Certificate
  • Holds a degree in business administration
  • "I am excited to work for Ideal School because by being an innovative bilingual and interactive elementary school, my experience as a teacher will allow me to contribute with the development of a new generation in a multicultural context. I am also excited about the fact that families are the center of attention and the reason for innovating every day, I want to be a part of the integral and educational development of their children."
    Hugo Petit

    Hugo Petit

  • Has been teaching English and Spanish for more than 9 years, working with people from different ages and all kind of places around the world.
  • Holds a TEFL Teaching Certificate for adults and young learners
  • Holds a Spanish Teaching training Certificate – Instituto Cervantes de España
  • "My name is Hugo Petit and I've been working as an ESL Teacher for more than 9 years. I have had wonderful experiences getting to know all kinds of great people around the world. This has not only given me the privilege of teaching, but also learning from them, and that's why I enjoy teaching so much. Having the opportunity of working for Ideal School allows me to continue growing as a professional and at the same time lets me contribute to encourage new students to fall in love with learning new languages and skills."

    Carina Perez

  • Received a scholarship sponsored by the government of Ecuador to study in the USA.
  • Has taught English for more than six years in different countries.
  • Possess TEFL certificate and Masters degree in education.
  • "My passion for education has given me the opportunity to work in different countries as Vietnam where I worked for two years. I am curious about the factors involved in education and its success. My objective is to be involved in the learning process and be more familiar with the language development. I am happy to share these skills with my colleagues and students in any organization or institution and make a significant contribution to the development of education in any country. I am looking not only for my personal benefits but also to redefine language teaching and education."
    Magdalena Montenegro

    Magdalena Montenegro

  • Currently working on masters degree in Spanish as a Second and Foreign Language
  • Holds a TESOL /TELF certificate
  • Posses 22 years of teaching experience
  • "My name is Magdalena Montenegro. I am teacher of English for children and teenagers, teacher of Spanish and literature. I have a TOEFL certification and currently, I am attending a Master in Spanish as a Second and as a Foreign language at Universidad Católica Argentina. I have worked with children and teenagers for more than 20 years. Being part of Ideal School is very important for me because I always believed that education had to transcend physical borders and teach us how to be global citizens without losing the essence. "
    Stephanie Bogantes

    Stephanie Bogantes

  • Post-graduate from the National University of Costa Rica
  • She has taught English and Spanish to students from Costa Rica, Macedonia, Albania, and Serbia
  • Posses 10 years of teaching experience
  • "Becoming part of Ideal School seemed like a dream to me. I had been looking for a place just this where I could get the feeling of belonging and realization that I had imaged since my days at university learning about teaching and also about learning environments and team work in an ideal scenario. The concept of a multicultural learning environment allows for so much learning and sensibility to actually talk about citizens of the world, and that is one of the many reasons I have for having become part of Ideal School. "
    Andrea Castellanos

    Andrea Castellanos

  • Bachelor of arts in elementary education
  • English as a Second Language teaching certificate
  • More than 7 years of experience teaching and tutoring kids from different backgrounds
  • "Hello everyone! My name is Andrea Castellanos, and I strongly believe that learning should activate curiosity, be engaging and innovative, providing opportunities in using technology and hands-on activities. I am thrilled to be part of an innovative school like Ideal Schoo because being part of Ideal School means being part of a disruptive team of educators that are bringing quality, bilingual education to our students. Our kids are learning virtually, from the comfort of their homes, interacting with teachers and classmates that are located in different countries and using new technologies that help them adapt to the current pace of the world. This new type of virtual education is making our students' learning experience more significative and relevant, and as a teacher, I take this opportunity as a growing experience in my teaching career."
    Jennifer Lino

    Jennifer Lino

  • Certificate in English as a Second Language
  • Degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education
  • 25 years of experience teaching experience in The United States
  • "I’ve been in Education for over 25 years with experience in Early Childhood, Special Education, and English as a second language. Throughout the years I have found that traditional schools are falling behind in providing quality education and teacher support. It’s the total opposite here at Ideal School. Ideal School cares about its students, and wants what’s best for them by offering quality education. Ideal School teachers as well as myself looking forward to making your family apart of ours."
    Karla Patricia López de Morales

    Karla Patricia López de Morales

  • College degree in learning disabilities
  • Possesses more than 10 years teaching different subjects and elementary grades
  • Possesses experience working with students with special capacities in the learning process together as a classroom family.
  • "I joined Ideal School because they are connecting the world for the teaching-learning process. I also have known teachers and students around the world and I have had the opportunity to share my knowledge and I learned from them too."

    Noemy Rangel Otero

  • Raised in Southern California
  • Posses more than 15 years of teaching
  • Currently pursuing a PhD in language education
  • "I believe that creating an emotional connection to any learning experience is crucial to the learning process. I am not only a teacher, but a guide, a friend to converse with, as I tailor all my learning plans according to each individual. Everything we do in class is interactive and we work collaboratively, therefore, this will require both of our attention, so know that I’m always attentive to your learning progress."
    Luz Hernandez

    Luz Hernandez

  • Advanced college degree
  • Posses more than 15 years of teaching
  • Teaching certificate from Cambridge University
  • "I´ve studied and continue to stay up-to-date on the latest educational software such as Zoom, Google Meet and Google Classroom, and I believe this knowledge helps me work with Ideal School. I also believe that my enthusiasm, positive attitude, and hands-on experience working with the students at ideal school will make me and excellent educator and I’ll make the difference in the lives of the students."

    Edwin Rodriguez

  • Advanced college degree
  • Experienced Teacher
  • "I strongly believe that being bilingual and participating in multicultural exchanges not only broadens your horizons and perspective of the world, but also gives you advantages both personally and professionally. That is why I believe that at Ideal School, mastering more than one language will open doors to new job opportunities and allow you to communicate with people from different parts of the world, building bridges of understanding and collaboration. At Ideal School, we encourage the importance of being global citizens, being able to adapt to diverse environments and interact respectfully with individuals from different cultures. Our commitment is to provide you with the tools and support you need to become an agent of positive change in society"

    Viviana Isaias Gamboa

  • From Mexico City
  • Teacher for more than 20 years
  • Certified as an English Teacher by the University of Cambridge.
  • Master’s and Phd Degree in Education.
  • "I am honored and grateful to be part of such a wonderful team at Ideal School. Ideal School is a professional place to work since it is certified as a Cognia School. In addition, it is ideal for me due to the fact that I am able to work from the comfort of my home. I find Ideal School to be state of the art in education. Synchronous online education is becoming a global tendency to fulfill parents and children’s needs. Global citizenship curriculum is something I am looking forward to being involved with for I have a lot of experience working with UNESCO educational programs. As a teacher, you are challenged to work with multicultural students. You have to combine your skills to use different digital platforms and teaching methods. I really recommend Ideal School because all the teachers are committed and professional. Furthermore, students are always interacting and therefore learning. They also learn from each other and acquire English and Spanish simultaneously since they have different mother tongues"
    Daniel Gomez

    Daniel Gomez

  • 10 years of middle school and high school teaching
  • Maters degree in Education
  • High level of English proficiency
  • "I strongly believe that in a globalized world with so much to offer, we have to provide our students with a much broader scope and practical knowledge that will allow them to be mindful of their environment, and of other fellow human beings. As a profesional, I have always committed myself to teach my students to think rather than to teach them what to think, since diversity of all sorts is a much needed and valued human asset that should always be encouraged and possessed. At Ideal School I’ve had the opportunity to do just that; my job is a constant reminder that we all have huge potential, and we can achieve anything we put our mind into. I have the privilege of guiding our students in such a gratifying process. As educators/guides for your children, we have to continue to learn new skills and become wiser, both because of what and how we teach, but also because of our students and what they in turn teach us as well."


    All of the teachers at Ideal School are bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish and English. We actively seek teachers with a minimum of 5 years of experience teaching foreign language learners. All have at least a bachelors degree, and all have teaching certificates. Most importantly, all teachers at Ideal School love teaching and serving all students!

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