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I have a Bachelor degree on Early Childhood Education from Universidad de Costa Rica.


I also have a Major en Speech from Universidad Catolica de Costa Rica.


I worked in Costa Rica as a Teacher assistant for 3 years. After this, I taught Kindergarten in an International School. In the USA I started working in First Grade and Kindergarten. When VIF asked me to move to Second Grade I was super scared... But I ended up LOVING that age and grade contents. I can't wait for another year in Second Grade!


I am from Costa Rica. My parents, my brother and my sister are who I miss the most from my country! I moved to the USA in January 2013 and I lived in Asheville, NC, as a Co-teacher with VIF. Six months later I moved to Jacksonville NC. I got married 2 years ago, with my husband who I met in Costa Rica, before I even came here.

I love summer, go to the beach, spend time with my family and friends. I also love to travel and see new places. I'm happy that I live in a huge country, and that I have many places to see! I also enjoy exercising and going to the gym.

I am super excited to be back in Stateside teaching Second Grade!