Our Teachers

MEET OUR TEACHERS

Ideal School is committed to hiring only the absolute best & most qualified candidates to teach your child. As a pre-requisite to be hired as a teacher at Ideal School, candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching experience. This is not a on-the-job training environment. Our teachers are bilingual, qualified, experienced, & dedicated to your child’s success!

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."
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    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."
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    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."
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    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."
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    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."
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    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."
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    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."
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    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. "
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    Daniela Salguero

  • Bachelor’s degree in the pedagogy of National and Foreigner Languages
  • Hold TEFL and CELTA certificates
  • Posses 11 years of teaching experience
  • "My exposure to teaching has given me the opportunity of living different experiences and learning from my students. I am thrilled to work for such a great school, which not only wants, but also works on preparing our young generations to become global leaders through clarity, consistency, and compassion."
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    Laura Rubio

  • Bachelor of arts in teaching English and Spanish
  • ESL certificate from Triton College, Chicago, USA
  • More than 7 years of experience teaching and tutoring kids from different backgrounds
  • "I am thrilled to be part of an innovative project like this 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."
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    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."
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    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."

    BILINGUAL AND BI-LITERATE

    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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