Hometown: Corrientes, Argentina.
Education: University of Mary Washington—M.Ed
Current Position: Lower School Spanish, Director of Lower School Global Studies, Argentina Visiting Student Program Coordinator
Year Appointed: 2012
What brought you to the United States?
My husband and I came to the U.S. in 2004 as part of a teacher cultural exchange. We were part of that program for three years, and we liked the U.S. so much that we stayed when I was offered a working visa.
What's one thing your students don't know about you?
They may not know that I was a swimming champion in high school, and that I really like country music.
What’s your teaching passion? What motivates you? What do you do to stay current?
Kids motivate me: their energy, their curiosity, their open attitude to explore and learn. I take classes to stay current and most of my summer readings are related to my passion: teaching.
What was your favorite book you read in school?
“Elige to Propia Aventura” which translates to “Choose your Own Adventure”. It was a collection of books that always gave you and A, B, or C option for how to continue reading the story.
How did you become a teacher?
I went into teaching because I was waiting for the School of Psychology to open in my hometown. I was told I was good at English, and they desperately needed teachers in grades 1-7, so I started teaching as a way of making my own money.
When you're listening to music, who's playing?
Pitbull Radio and Steve FM.
If you didn't teach, what would you be doing instead?
I think that I would get certified to be a Zumba Instructor. I love to dance!
Do you have a particular North Cross memory that stands out? What's your favorite North Cross tradition?
I have many memories with my students and I have lots with the group of students I started teaching when they were in the second grade. They are now in 5th grade and they always remember the songs and routines we used to do in class when they were younger.
My favorite North Cross tradition in Grandparents’ Day. It brings back memories of my grandmothers.
When your students move to the next grade, what is the most important lesson you want them to have learned?
They do not have to be perfect, but they have to always give their very best and never give up.