Teachers

photo Ms. Tatiana- Spanish Instructor

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. 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. 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. Claudia- Spanish and French Instructor

Ms.  Claudia Camarena-Hackos is a Spanish, French, English and History teacher. She loves to teach people how to speak a new language.  Ms. Claudia was born in Mexico, but lived in Brazil, France and the United States. She lived in five different states in the United States. Most recently, Ms. Claudia moved to Colorado from Pennsylvania, and loves it. She is looking forward to doing a great job helping little one to learn how to speak a different language. The more languages you can speak, the more people you can communicate with. 

     
photo Ms. Karen- Spanish Instructor

Welcome to Ms. Karen's class, although the little ones  call her Ms. Kay. She is a proud Mexican - American, born in San Diego, CA and raised in beautiful Colorado. Ms. Karen is a mother of 2 little boys. She has an extensive background in sales, marketing, recruiting and business. She studied cosmetology and still does it for friends and family. Her biggest passion has always been to help others.  Ms. Karen believes the root of success is self investment and she strongly believes when a teacher is as invested as the student, as a team they light a bright fire to persevere through all obstacles and accomplish one's dreams and goals. She truly believes a teacher can make a huge and positive difference in students' life. She still remembers her teachers that made the most difference in her life and that is what she wants to give back to the world. 

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. " - Brad Henry.

     
photo Ms. Allison - Spanish Instructor

Miss Allison is a recent graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who holds a degree in Spanish with a minor in Sociology. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Library Science at the University of Denver and is excited to start her teaching career with KLA. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, reading, sewing, and spending time with her two cats, dog, and various reptile friends. Her favorite methods of teaching involve learning concepts through culture and communication. She can't wait to meet everyone this year!

     
photo Ms. Mariana - Spanish Instructor

Ms. Mariana is a very lively young lady from Puerto Rico who is very passionate about education and languages. She has 2 years of experience teaching children, and looks forward to meeting and helping more students. 
Ms. Mariana’s main goal is to create an environment where students can develop their passion for Spanish language and culture. She is an active believer in the student motivation as the main key to learn and the teacher is the one who expands and facilitates their curiosity and interest. In her view, all of this can be achieved by creating the right environment.