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. 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.
 

     
photo Ms. Florence - French Instructor

Ms. Florence is a native French speaker from Paris, France. She studied law in France and in the United States, and is currently enrolled in a teacher’s program to teach French as a second language. Ms. Florence is passionate about teaching. She taught French for many years in law school, French Institutes, and children schools. She loves teaching kids the most, and can’t wait to teach your kids!

In her spare time, Ms. Florence loves to cook and bake French food. She runs a French food blog called www.frenchmomcooking.com. She also loves spending quality time with her 2 kids.

Ms. Florence believes in making learning fun, and reaching every child. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” Ignacio Estrada.

     
photo Ms. Elizabeth- Spanish Instructor

Hola! Soy Ms. Elizabeth,

Ms. Elizabeth loves the Spanish language and she is very proud of her heritage.  Ms. Elizabeth is originally from Venezuelam, her father was Austrian this was a great gift. Since she was very young she was immersed in two different cultures, traditions and religions. This had helped her to be open to explore the world, the people, their cultures and to learn from them.

Ms. Elizabeth had had the opportunity to live in Spain, Ecuador and in the United States.  Recently her family moved from Florida to Colorado.
 
She enjoys teaching kids because they are curious, they want to learn, to know, to explore, and have fun. She considers the best way to teach is when the kids can interact. She is very happy to be a part of teaching team at Kiddie Language Academy and to have the opportunity to teach your kids.

Ms. Elizabeth has a Degree in  Mass Media and Communication. She is a YouTuber for the Spanish Speaking Community. Part of her mission is to help others to improve their life in a holistic way. My YouTube Channel name is " Sube la Vibra Revista".

 
     
photo Ms. Esther- Spanish Instructor

Miss Esther was born and raised in Venezuela, but her parents are originally from Haiti and currently lives in Denver, therefore, has an
interesting cultural mix. She also speaks the native language of her parents: Haitian Creole. She loves reading. His favorite writer of
children's literature is Roald Dahl. For her, an ideal class is where the student can learn while having fun. She is looking forward to working with your children. 

     
photo Ms. Gabby - Mandarin Chinese Instructor

Ms. Gabriella is a native Chinese speaker. She was born and raised in HongKong, China. She has been in the U.S. for 4 years. Ms. Gabriella is currently a nursing student at CU Anschutz. She has been teaching Mandarin Chinese for two years, and has been a Sunday school teacher for three years. In her free time, she likes cooking, hiking, workingout and spending time with family and her dog. 

Ms. Gabriella is looking forward to working with your children and teaching them Chinese. 

 

     
photo Ms. Lupita- Spanish Instructor

Ms. Lupita is a Mexican American who was born in El Paso, Texas  and raised in Colorado. She has always been passionate about caring for children and learning from them. Ms. Lupita has been babysitting children for about five years and has had experience teaching at a preschool for one year. She enjoys teaching children because each one of them is unique and has a different way of learning, She loves to be a part of their learning experience. Her goal is to pursue a career where she can help educate children from around the world, especially those with limited resources. She is excited to create an environment where students can learn about the Spanish language and culture. 

     
photo Ms. Summer- Mandarin Chinese Instructor

Ms. Summer is a native Chinese speaker. She was born and raised in Chengdu, China. She graduated from University of Electronic Science and Technology in China. (She has been studying ESL since coming to the U.S. ) She has Mandarin Proficiency Test Certificates and she has taught various enrichment classes in Elementary schools in China. In her free time, she likes reading, spending time with family and her friends. She very much enjoys working with children.  She is patient and responsible.