Teachers

photo Andrea-Spanish Instructor

Andrea is a first generation American with both parents born and raised in Peru! She learned Spanish as her first language with everyday conversation as a child. She is from West Palm Beach Florida, and learned the appropriate grammatical techniques in High School. Spanish is a constant language in her everyday life! She has worked with children for almost ten years, through the YMCA as an after carecounselor, VPK substitute teacher, and summer camp coordinator. She loves volunteering on her freetime, and is an advocate for Deliver The Dream which connects families that have chronic illness and disease as a family pal, which is hands on help to make sure everyone is having fun and meeting new friends. She is a college graduate from The University of South Florida " GO BULLS", and has her B.A in Psychology and B.S in Behavioral Healthcare. She is passionate about teaching the youth the wonder and beauty that can be found with a new language, and is very excited to join the Kiddie Language Academy team.

     
photo Ms. Jessika- Spanish Instructor

Ms. Cerquera was born and raised in Colombia. She has a Bachelor degree in International Business management . After finishing her bachelors, she lived in Shanghai-China, where she taught Spanish to children of different ages. She loves to learn about different cultures and visit different places around the world. In her free time, she likes to travel, spending time with her family and friends and playing sports. She speaks  Spanish, English and some Mandarin.

     
photo Ms. Tatiana- Spanish Teacher

Ms. Tatiana was born and raised in Bolivia. She has a Bachelor´s degree in Geological Engineering and Law and currently pursuing a Master´s degree in Water Engineering and Management at CU Boulder. Ms. Tatiana worked in the public and private sector but also taught in college. She really loves to read books, camping, and doing both at the same time. She also enjoys learning new things in all areas. Ms. Tatiana believes that curiosity leads us to marvelous discoveries. My goal is to work for NASA and lead a Foundation to help people have a better access to safe water. She believes that knowledge is power so mastering two languages definitely provide more opportunities. Let´s go Spanish!

     
photo Ms. Osmara - Spanish Instructor

Ms. Osmara is a  native Spanish speaker. She was born in Hidalgo, Mexico and raised in Greeley, CO. She holds a degree in Business Management and is certified as a professional Medical interpreter. She started interpreting when she was attending high school. Her drive is to always help others to not have any language barriers.  

Mrs. Lazo is an adventurous person - she loves to travel, be creative (sew, draw, scrapbooking, etc.) and cherish the nature and beauty of life. She also loves to spend quality time with her family and friends. 

She is thrilled to be apart of the Kiddie Language Academy team and express her passion to teach Spanish with the kids. 

     
photo Ms. Olivia- Spanish Instructor

Ms. Olivia Ross was born and raised  in Sonora, Mexico. She is the mother of 4 boys and the grandmother to 4 little ones. As a child she received her education from private schools and started college at William Cullen Bryant University. Ms. Olivia received her bachelors degree in Human Services and Social work,  she lived in Arizona for over 25 years and have worked in behavioral health for more than 12 years. Ms. Olivia worked with children and their families by providing different groups and activities that included but are not limited to parenting classes, social skills, family therapy etc.  She helps others by listening to them and figuring out how she can be useful. Ms. Olivia believes communication is key to any relationship. In her free time, she enjoys outdoors, she loves animals, and very family oriented, creative, she enjoys hand crafts, meditation,  music and very positive person overall. Ms. Olivia really believes that in order to be successful one must never give up and that all you do  today, can improve your tomorrow. 

     
photo Ms. Alejandra- Spanish Teacher

Ms. Alejandra was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Both of her parents are from Chihuahua, Mexico. She was able to learn Spanish through her parents, who always taught her the importance of being bilingual. Ms. Alejandra loves being around kids and has two of her own.

     
photo Ms. Isabel- Spanish Instructor

Hola, my name is Isabel,

Ms. Isabel as born and raised in Lima, Peru. As a child she was always very active in sports and dance while studying through elementary, middle and high school. Ms. Isabel graduated as a Interior Designer in Lima at the age of 20, she visited EEUU when I was 21.  Ms. Isabel has always enjoyed traveling and getting to know other cultures. She likes to keep busy and learn something new every day. She is a mother of two kids a 8 year old girl and a 5 year old boy, she loves doing activities /crafts and telling them stories. Their favorite things to do as a family is to go bike riding and swimming. In  her free time she enjoys cooking. Ms. Isabel is looking forward to get to know your kids and connect with them with kindness and respect.

     
photo Ms. Kathy -Spanish Instructor

Ms. Kathy graduated from Metropolitan State College in 2000; she has taught 5th grade; 4th grade; 2nd grade and k-8 students.  Ms. Kathy majored in both Elementary Education and History/Social Studies/Secondary Education.  She was born and raised in Wyoming, and has lived here in the Denver Metro Area for 30+ years.  Over the course of her career she has been a health-aide; an ESL paraprofessional; and teacher for the past 30 years.  She love working with students.

     
photo Ms. Yu Ye- Crystal - Mandarin Chinese Instructor

Ms. Crystal Ye was born in Beijing, and speaks standard Mandarin. She passed the Standard Mandarin Test with 96/100. She received her bachelor degree in Education and obtained teaching certification in Guangzhou, China . Over the couse of her career she has taught Mandarin, math, art, music in public schools for seven years.  She is an avid musician and has recorded  songs for textbooks. She receied numerous teaching awards. During her U.S. career, she taught mandarin in Chinese School in Baton Rouge, Knoxville, and Boulder for six years. She likes to create fun games and activities for kids to learn the Chinese. She also likes to write songs using her guitar to let the kids enjoy singing in Mandarin.