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Rosa Abedini

Pre-kinder Associate Teacher
Maestra asociada de pre-kínder
rabedini@ebinternacional.org
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Rosa Abedini

Pre-kinder Associate Teacher
Maestra asociada de pre-kínder
rabedini@ebinternacional.org
Rosa Abedini was born in Lima, Peru and resides in El Cerrito with her husband Masoud. She has been working as a Spanish Teacher for several years in the East Bay. She has experience teaching Spanish to children from preschool through middle school. Her passion is to inspire children to love the Spanish culture and its richness. She enjoys spending time with family and good friends. She also enjoys Peruvian music and is a big fan of Diego de Cibela’s artwork.
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Adrián Arias

Maestro de Arte
Art Teacher
aarias@ebinternacional.org
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Adrián Arias

Maestro de Arte
Art Teacher
aarias@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Natalia Bernal

Maestra de yoga de Pre-Kínder
Pre-Kinder Yoga Teacher
nbernal@ebinternacional.org
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Natalia Bernal

Maestra de yoga de Pre-Kínder
Pre-Kinder Yoga Teacher
nbernal@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Wren Boloix

Maestra Asociada de inglés de segundo grado
Second Grade English Associate Teacher
wboloix@ebinternacional.org
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Wren Boloix

Maestra Asociada de inglés de segundo grado
Second Grade English Associate Teacher
wboloix@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Lenny Castro

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
lcastro@ebinternacional.org
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Lenny Castro

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
lcastro@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Mercedes Dacal

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura teacher
mdacal@ebinternacional.org
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Mercedes Dacal

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura teacher
mdacal@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Kyla Danysh

Maestra de música (Pre-Kínder-4 grade)
Music Teacher (Pre-Kínder-4 grade)/
kdanysh@ebinternacional.org
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Kyla Danysh

Maestra de música (Pre-Kínder-4 grade)
Music Teacher (Pre-Kínder-4 grade)/
kdanysh@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Rocio Espinoza Singh

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
rsingh@ebinternacional.org
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Rocio Espinoza Singh

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
rsingh@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Carlota Fernández

Maestra de español del 1er grado
1st Grade Spanish Teacher
cfernandez@ebinternacional.org
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Carlota Fernández

Maestra de español del 1er grado
1st Grade Spanish Teacher
cfernandez@ebinternacional.org
Carlota is originally from Madrid, Spain where she completed a bachelor’s degree in history and archeology. She also has a postgraduate degree in education. Carlota has most recently been a 1st grade associate teacher at EBI where she has immersed herself in and learning about the IB Primary Years Programme.
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Tatiana González

Maestra asociada de inglés de 3er grado
3rd Grade Associate English Teacher (PT)
tgonzalez@ebinternacional.org
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Tatiana González

Maestra asociada de inglés de 3er grado
3rd Grade Associate English Teacher (PT)
tgonzalez@ebinternacional.org
Tatiana Yadira González is Salvadorian-American born and raised in San Francisco. She has worked at EBI since their doors opened in 2006. She is studying Child and Adolescent Development with an emphasis in Young child and Family at San Francisco State University. She has worked with children for over 11 years and loves to learn how the minds of children work. She is interested in discovering what they can achieve, no matter their age. She believes that she has great potential to help them develop their minds. Tatiana has taught Pre-Kinder for the past 8 years and will begin working in 1st grade and thinks this is a great opportunity to further develop her work with children.
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Maria Antonieta Gonzalez

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura teacher
mgonzalez@ebinternacional.org
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Luis Guerra

Maestro de educación física
PE Teacher
lguerra@ebinternacional.org
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Luis Guerra

Maestro de educación física
PE Teacher
lguerra@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Carmen Hernández

Maestra asistente de pre-kínder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant Teacher-Aventura teacher
chernandez@ebinternacional.org
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Carmen Hernández

Maestra asistente de pre-kínder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant Teacher-Aventura teacher
chernandez@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Fredy Herrera

Maestro de individuos y sociedades de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Individuals and Socities Teacher
fherrera@ebinternacional.org
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Fredy Herrera

Maestro de individuos y sociedades de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Individuals and Socities Teacher
fherrera@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Charlita Houston

Maestra de música
Music Teacher
bhouston@ebinternacional.org
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Charlita Houston

Maestra de música
Music Teacher
bhouston@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Clio Kirkman

Maestra de Inglés de 3er grado
3rd Grade English Teacher
ckirkman@ebinternacional.org
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Clio Kirkman

Maestra de Inglés de 3er grado
3rd Grade English Teacher
ckirkman@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Gustavo Lechuga

Maestro de enriquecimiento
Enrichment Teacher
glechuga@ebinternacional.org
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Gustavo Lechuga

Maestro de enriquecimiento
Enrichment Teacher
glechuga@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Royland Lobato

Maestro asociado de Kínder
Kinder Associate Teacher
rlobato@ebinternacional.org
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Royland Lobato

Maestro asociado de Kínder
Kinder Associate Teacher
rlobato@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Adwoa Mante'ete'

Maestra de inglés de Kínder y 1er grado
Kinder-1st Grade English Teacher
amanteete@ebinternacional.org
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Adwoa Mante'ete'

Maestra de inglés de Kínder y 1er grado
Kinder-1st Grade English Teacher
amanteete@ebinternacional.org
Adwoa was born in Berkeley and has lived almost every place in the Bay Area except San Francisco. She has been working with children since she was a child. Adwoa began work as a Multicultural Education Specialist. Since then she has worked as an aide, Director of an After-School program, a P.E. Teacher, a trainer of English Language Teachers, a first, second, and third grade teacher, and a science, math and English teacher. Adwoa has taught science to students kindergarten through high school, math to students from pre-school to college, and all other subjects, including English, from pre-school through elementary school.
Adwoa graduated from Mills College with a degree in Biology. She did graduate work in physiological psychology. She obtained her teaching credential from Chapman University. Outside of education Adwoa’s passions are baseball and blues, being a mom to Shannon Kofi, and making the world a better place, not necessarily in that order. She loves working and playing with children. Adwoa is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to teach at a wonderful school.
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Beatriz Martínez

Maestra asociada de 2do grado
2nd grade Associate Teacher
bmartinez@ebinternacional.org
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Beatriz Martínez

Maestra asociada de 2do grado
2nd grade Associate Teacher
bmartinez@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Michelle Martínez

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura teacher
mmartinez@ebinternacional.org
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Michelle Martínez

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura teacher
mmartinez@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Roy Martínez

Maestro de español de 5to grado
5th Grade Spanish Teacher
rmartinez@ebinternacional.org
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Roy Martínez

Maestro de español de 5to grado
5th Grade Spanish Teacher
rmartinez@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Francisco Mejía López

Maestro de español de 2do grado
2nd Grade Spanish Teacher
fmejia@ebinternacional.org
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Francisco Mejía López

Maestro de español de 2do grado
2nd Grade Spanish Teacher
fmejia@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Rosa Mendoza

Maestra de Español de 1er grado
1st Grade Spanish Teacher
rmendoza@ebinternacional.org
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Rosa Mendoza

Maestra de Español de 1er grado
1st Grade Spanish Teacher
rmendoza@ebinternacional.org
Rosy Mendoza-Brown is from Guadalajara, Mexico. She got her BA in Education in Mexico and earned her AssociateTeacher Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Peralta College. Before joining EBI she worked as a Spanish teacher in Albany schools. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to teach first grade at EBI. This is her sixth year.As a teacher, Rosy’s goal is to prepare her students for a better world and to encourage children to be inquirers. Rosy is married and has one daughter in 7th grade. When Rosy is not teaching she enjoys taking her dog for long walks, reading and watching sports.
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Maritza Montano

Maestra de español despues de las clases
Afterschool Spanish
mmontano@ebinternacional.org
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Maritza Montano

Maestra de español despues de las clases
Afterschool Spanish
mmontano@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Deysi Mora

Maestra asociada de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Associate teacher
dmora@ebinternacional.org
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Deysi Mora

Maestra asociada de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Associate teacher
dmora@ebinternacional.org
Deysi is originally from Los Angeles, California but lived many years in Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied her undergraduate program in tourism. Seven years ago, Deysi returned to the U.S. and settled in the East Bay. Deysi’s family is latina, and she is very proud of her roots.​

Deysi’s desire to continue growing and the motivation she feels from her great love for children led her to register for courses at Chabot College where she obtained her diploma as an early childhood associate teacher. It is very important for Deysi to respect the learning styles of each one of her children and she works daily to identify and plan learning strategies that allow her students to construct meaningful knowledge.
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Inés Olhaberry-Tisker

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
itisker@ebinternacional.org
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Inés Olhaberry-Tisker

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
itisker@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
Imagen de Hongyu Ovitt

Hongyu Ovitt

Maestra de mandarín
Mandarin Teacher
hovitt@ebinternacional.org
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Hongyu Ovitt

Maestra de mandarín
Mandarin Teacher
hovitt@ebinternacional.org
Prior to moving to the United States in 2013, Hongyu taught world history in middle and high schools in China for 25 years and is the author of numerous papers regarding the teaching of history. She also achieved certification as a national level psychological counselor. Since moving to the United States Hongyu has been employed as a Mandarin language teacher and has provided tutoring in Chinese.
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Janira Parinango

Maestra asociada de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Associate teacher
jparinango@ebinternacional.org
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Janira Parinango

Maestra asociada de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Associate teacher
jparinango@ebinternacional.org
Janira Is originally from Peru and has been working at EBI in Aventura since 2013 in Kinder and First Grade. In 2015 she received her units in Early Childhood Education. 
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Yésica Perea

Maestra asociada de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Associate Teacher
yperea@ebinternacional.org
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Yésica Perea

Maestra asociada de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Associate Teacher
yperea@ebinternacional.org
Yésica Perea was born in the city of Celaya, in Guanajuato, Mexico. She studied Tourism Administration obtaining her BA at the University of Guanajuato. Yesica lives in Fremont, California, with her husband. In 2007 she began her studies in Early Childhood Education at Chabot College and has a Site Supervisor Permit. She feels very lucky to have the opportunity to start a new career in the area of early childhood education and to do it in her native language. Her hobbies are painting, cooking, singing and watching suspense movies. Yésica has been working with children for seven years and she feels very proud of belonging to the staff of EBI.
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Melissa Plascencia

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
mplascencia@ebinternacional.org
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Melissa Plascencia

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
mplascencia@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Natalie Pumarica

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
npumarica@ebinternacional.org
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Natalie Pumarica

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
npumarica@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Alicia Reyes

Maestra asistente de pre-kínder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant - AventuraTeacher
areyes@ebinternacional.org
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Alicia Reyes

Maestra asistente de pre-kínder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant - AventuraTeacher
areyes@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon
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Jimmy Rivera

Maestro de ciencias de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Science Teacher
jrivera@ebinternacional.org
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Jimmy Rivera

Maestro de ciencias de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Science Teacher
jrivera@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Karina Robleto

Maestra asistente de pre-kinder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant Teacher/Aventura
krobleto@ebinternacional.org
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Karina Robleto

Maestra asistente de pre-kinder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant Teacher/Aventura
krobleto@ebinternacional.org
Karina Robleto started at EBI in 2011. She has experience working as an assistant teacher in the Pk classrooms as well as in Aventura.
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José Rojas Ramírez

Maestro de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
jrojas@ebinternacional.org
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José Rojas Ramírez

Maestro de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
jrojas@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Ernesto Rousseaux Savón

Maestro de educación física y director atlético
PE Teacher and Athletic Director
erousseaux@ebinternacional.org
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Ernesto Rousseaux Savón

Maestro de educación física y director atlético
PE Teacher and Athletic Director
erousseaux@ebinternacional.org
 

Ernesto Rousseaux was born in Cuba, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Sports. He worked with students of all ages in Cuba, from lower school through university. He has experience teaching physical education to diverse learners. At EBI Ernesto has been an Aventura teacher, substitute teacher, second grade physical education teacher and as a coach for most of EBI middle school sports teams. This year he will be expanding his role as athletics director and physical education teacher. Ernesto will teach P.E. to kindergarteners and first graders.
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Rita Saballos

Maestra de Español de 3er grado
3rd Grade Spanish Teacher
rsaballos@ebinternacional.org
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Rita Saballos

Maestra de Español de 3er grado
3rd Grade Spanish Teacher
rsaballos@ebinternacional.org
Rita was born in El Salvador and moved to the Bay Area in 2008. She has been a teacher and Family Advisor for preschool and first grade for 10 years. She obtained her teaching degree from the Evangelical University of El Salvador and holds an MA in Counseling and Family Education from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Before coming to EBI, she taught 6 year-old children at Centro Escolar La Floresta. As a teacher, one of her goals is to educate children with joy and freedom. Rita has worked with the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate for six years, and hopes to encourage students to develop the attributes of the PYP profile. Rita is married and has a daughter, she also feels fortunate to belong to the EBI family.
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Patricia (Patty) Sánchez

Maestra asistente de pre-kinder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant and Aventura Teacher
psanchez@ebinternacional.org
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Patricia (Patty) Sánchez

Maestra asistente de pre-kinder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant and Aventura Teacher
psanchez@ebinternacional.org
Patricia Sánchez came to the Bay Area from Mexico City, with the idea of expanding her education and skills in the field of education. Before coming to the United States she was a teacher in her country at the elementary and secondary levels. In recent years she has been interested in teaching in early childhood classrooms. She believes that learning should never end, so she enjoys keeping up with her studies. For her, being a teacher is about transmitting and encouraging her students to explore, discover, and experience new and wonderful things. She appreciates, admires and respects the sensitivity, feelings and ideas of children. She is proud to have the privilege of being part of the EBI te
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Stacy Sánchez

Maestra de Inglés de 5º grado
5th Grade English Teacher
ssanchez@ebinternacional.org
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Stacy Sánchez

Maestra de Inglés de 5º grado
5th Grade English Teacher
ssanchez@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Licet Sandoval

Maestra asociada de Español de 1er grado
1st Grade Spanish Associate Teacher
lsandoval@ebinternacional.org
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Licet Sandoval

Maestra asociada de Español de 1er grado
1st Grade Spanish Associate Teacher
lsandoval@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Yanet Sandoval

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
ysandoval@ebinternacional.org
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Yanet Sandoval

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
ysandoval@ebinternacional.org
Yanet is originally from Sinaloa, Mexico. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and has experience working with children of various ages, including preschoolers. She has most recently been a pre-kínder associate teacher at EBI where she is learning about the IB Primary Years Programme.
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Norma Santiago

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
nsantiago@ebinternacional.org
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Norma Santiago

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
nsantiago@ebinternacional.org
Norma is from Puerto Rico. She came to Oakland, CA in 2000 and has been a member of the EBI faculty since August, 2007. Norma received her degree in education from the University of Puerto Rico. She has worked as a special education teacher, in regular school programs and as a tutor. She loves to share her energy, her talents and knowledge with children and the EBI community. Norma has two children and a granddaughter. Besides her passion for working with children, she also enjoys sewing, designing and cooking.
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Melanie Slater

Maestra de inglés de 4to grado
4th grade English teacher
mslater@ebinternacional.org
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Melanie Slater

Maestra de inglés de 4to grado
4th grade English teacher
mslater@ebinternacional.org
Melanie Slater was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but grew up in England, Texas and Newfoundland. She attended West Virginia University, earning a BA and MA in Elementary Education. She has taught primarily in early childhood education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is excited to transition into the elementary grades. Along with her passion for education and youth, Melanie loves biking, playing music, sports and coaching. She is excited to join the EBI community as a second grade English associate teacher.
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Alberto Soler

Maestro de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
asoler@ebinternacional.org
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Alberto Soler

Maestro de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
asoler@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Chloé Suberville

Maestra de inglés de la escuela intermedia
Middle School English Teacher
csuberville@ebinternacional.org
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Chloé Suberville

Maestra de inglés de la escuela intermedia
Middle School English Teacher
csuberville@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Sheyla Tubert

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
stubert@ebinternacional.org
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Sheyla Tubert

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
stubert@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Carmen Vargas

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
cvargas@ebinternacional.org
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Carmen Vargas

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
cvargas@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Olga Vega

Maestra asociada de español de 1er grado
1st Grade Spanish Associate Teacher
ovega@ebinternacional.org
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Olga Vega

Maestra asociada de español de 1er grado
1st Grade Spanish Associate Teacher
ovega@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Merly Vicente

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
mvicente@ebinternacional.org
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Merly Vicente

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
mvicente@ebinternacional.org
Merly Vicente was born in Lima, Peru and has a degree in Law and Political Science. Five years ago, she arrived to the Bay Area with the goal of working in the bilingual educational system. Working with children has given her a different perspective on life and changed her values and feelings in a way that causes her to feel more creative and productive within the community. Merly believes the multiculturalism in EBI is very important in a child’s life. Merly completed studies for teacher in early childhood education. She continues studying to remain current in the area of education and to enrich her work with children.
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Ana Wilson

Maestra asociada de inglés de kínder y 1er grado
Kínder and 1st Grade English Associate teacher
awilson@ebinternacional.org
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Ana Wilson

Maestra asociada de inglés de kínder y 1er grado
Kínder and 1st Grade English Associate teacher
awilson@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Sooz Worthing

Maestra de drama
Drama Teacher
sworthing@ebinternacional.org
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Sooz Worthing

Maestra de drama
Drama Teacher
sworthing@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Yovana Zapana

Maestra asociada de Español de kínder grado
Kinder Spanish Associate Teacher
yzapana@ebinternacional.org
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Yovana Zapana

Maestra asociada de Español de kínder grado
Kinder Spanish Associate Teacher
yzapana@ebinternacional.org
Yovana is originally from Tacna, Peru. She obtained a bachelor's degree in medical science and a master's in obstetrics. Yovana is a fist grade associate teacher at EBI; she enjoys learning about the IB Primary Years Programme.

Admin

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Jallene Alonso

IT Help Desk
jalonso@ebinternacional.org
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Jallene Alonso

IT Help Desk
jalonso@ebinternacional.org
Jallene Alonso is Mexican-American born and raised in Southern California. She is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in Data Science at UC Berkeley.

When Jallene is not studying/ working, she enjoys exploring new restaurants and hiking new trails. She is excited to be part of EBI
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Paloma Baquerizo

Directora de desarrollo y de eventos especiales
Development and Special Events Director
pbaquerizo@ebinternacional.org
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Paloma Baquerizo

Directora de desarrollo y de eventos especiales
Development and Special Events Director
pbaquerizo@ebinternacional.org
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Paloma Baquerizo holds a Law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. After working as a Public Defender and an International Contracts Attorney, she moved to Berkeley. Here in the Bay Area she worked in Immigration Law for over 15 years. A firm believer in multilingual immersion programs, she and her husband are raising two trilingual sons. Paloma has seen the benefits of an international education both, in the academic and cultural aspects. She is proud to be involved in EBI’s pioneering program where she can bring her experience and enthusiasm.
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Alejandra Barajas

Coordinadora del plantel de Alcatraz
Campus Coordinator
abarajas@ebinternacional.org
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Alejandra Barajas

Coordinadora del plantel de Alcatraz
Campus Coordinator
abarajas@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Danella Bunton

Asistente de la directora de segundo a quinto grado y del director de la escuela intermedia
Second to Fifth Grade Head and Middle School Head Assistant
dbunton@ebinternacional.org
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Danella Bunton

Asistente de la directora de segundo a quinto grado y del director de la escuela intermedia
Second to Fifth Grade Head and Middle School Head Assistant
dbunton@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Erica Castro

Directora de programas comunitarios
Community Programs Director
ecastro@ebinternacional.org
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Erica Castro

Directora de programas comunitarios
Community Programs Director
ecastro@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Paola Clark

Head of School
Directora
pclark@ebinternacional.org
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Gloria Costas

Asistente del director de administración y finanzas y coordinadora de recursos humanos
Assistant to the Director of Finance and Administration and Human Resources Coordinator
gcostas@ebinternacional.org
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Gloria Costas

Asistente del director de administración y finanzas y coordinadora de recursos humanos
Assistant to the Director of Finance and Administration and Human Resources Coordinator
gcostas@ebinternacional.org
Gloria Costas was born in Barcelona, Spain and has lived in the Bay Area since 1993. Gloria has a degree from the Tourism and Business college of Barcelona and a Certificate in Translation from the University of Manoa, Hawaii. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and Catalan, her native language, and understands Portuguese and German. Gloria brings enthusiasm and experience to EBI. She is married to Rob, a Berkeley native, and they have two sons.
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Cindy Estrada

Asociada de programas comunitarios y de Aventura
Aventura and Community Programs Associate
cestrada@ebinternacional.org
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Cindy Estrada

Asociada de programas comunitarios y de Aventura
Aventura and Community Programs Associate
cestrada@ebinternacional.org
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Jennifer Galloso

Directora de pre-kínder a primer grado
Head of Pre-Kinder to First Grade
jengalloso@ebinternacional.org
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Jennifer Galloso

Directora de pre-kínder a primer grado
Head of Pre-Kinder to First Grade
jengalloso@ebinternacional.org
Jennifer holds dual citizenship in the United States and Peru, where she grew up. She completed undergraduate work in early childhood education at the Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón in Peru. Jennifer has worked in early childhood education for over 18 years, both in Peru and the United States. This extensive experience has supported her to develop a deep understanding of how young learners make meaning of themselves and the world around them. After moving to the Bay Area, Jennifer studied educational administration at San Francisco State University, where she received her master’s degree. In addition to teaching, Jennifer has several years of experience as a pre-kinder director. Jennifer’s educational philosophy aligns closely with that of the International Baccalaureate, and she is anxious to share her extensive knowledge of early childhood education with our community. In addition to being a new EBI team member, Jennifer is an incoming EBI parent with twins entering pre-kinder in the fall. Jennifer’s partner, José Antonio, is EBI’s Middle Years Programme coordinator and middle school individuals and societies teacher.
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Karen Hayes

Directora de fomento institucional
Advancement Director
khayes@ebinternacional.org
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Karen Hayes

Directora de fomento institucional
Advancement Director
khayes@ebinternacional.org
Karen Hayes spent the first 18 years of her career in Sales & Marketing at a global consumer products firm. As an executive, Karen traveled extensively both nationally and internationally
creating and executing strategic selling platforms, re-launching billion dollar brands and developing retention work processes for top talent. 

After giving birth to her son in 2012, Karen decided that she wanted to embark on a new professional journey in life as well.

In 2014, Karen founded and launched Bounce Blowdry Bar. Her goal was to create an environment where women of all backgrounds could come together and celebrate their beauty- both inside and out. Bounce quickly became a success and was recognized by national media powerhouses such as Good Morning America and the New York Times for unique contributions in the community.

Karen received her B.S. in Marketing from Howard University and her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In the community, Karen has been an active member of the Big Brother, Big Sister program, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and has served as a volunteer tutor. She also contributed to the development of those pursuing a higher education by working as a college instructor for Business Management courses.

Karen loves spending time with her family, exploring new cuisines, traveling and volunteering in the community. What excites Karen most about joining the EBI team is having the opportunity to be a positive force in a changing world where our children are the future.

 
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Gustavo Hernández

Mantenimiento
Facilities
ghernandez@ebinternacional.org
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Gustavo Hernández

Mantenimiento
Facilities
ghernandez@ebinternacional.org
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Rachel Higbee

Coordinadora de fomento y admisiones
Advancement and Admissions Coordinator
rhigbee@ebinternacional.org
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Rachel Higbee

Coordinadora de fomento y admisiones
Advancement and Admissions Coordinator
rhigbee@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!
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Zeltzin Jiménez

Asistente del director de la escuela
Assistant to the Head of School
zjimenez@ebinternacional.org
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Zeltzin Jiménez

Asistente del director de la escuela
Assistant to the Head of School
zjimenez@ebinternacional.org
Zeltzin was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied Law, and practiced Intellectual Property Law with a focus in trademarks and copyright. She obtained her certificate in Spanish-English Legal Interpretation from SF State University in 2016, and considers bilingualism a valuable and extremely useful skill in today’s increasingly global community. Zeltzin joined the EBI community in the Spring 2012 and is very happy to be a member of a team in which diversity, the richness of different cultures, and learning are present every day. She lives in Oakland with her husband Russell, and they both enjoy to travel, try new restaurants and revisit old favorites, and every now and then, to just stay home and watch movies.
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Victoria Ladew

Directora de Primaria (2do-5to)
Head of Lower School Director (2nd to 5th)
vladew@ebinternacional.org
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Victoria Ladew

Directora de Primaria (2do-5to)
Head of Lower School Director (2nd to 5th)
vladew@ebinternacional.org
Victoria Ladew was born in the Bay Area, but she was raised in sunny El Paso, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, and moved back to the Bay Area to work in child welfare for the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office. She also worked with Family Builders, a Bay Area nonprofit organization where she worked to help match children in care with adoptive families.Victoria received her teaching education at Mills College in Oakland, where she earned her Masters of Education degree with an emphasis in teaching, as well as a California Teaching Credential. Victoria is thrilled to be part of the EBI community, where she can teach children in a constructivist and inquiry-based way, using each child’s own curiosity as the driving force. Her guiding philosophy is simple: treat children with respect – as people who can help us all learn about the world.Victoria loves to travel with her husband, and has traveled through Europe, the UK, China, and into Mexico. She believes that there is true value in being a global citizen – one who can adapt and appreciate differences.
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Linda Lebovics

Controladora
Controller
llebovics@ebinternacional.org
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Linda Lebovics

Controladora
Controller
llebovics@ebinternacional.org
Linda, a native Californian, moved up to the Bay Area from Los Angeles in 1995, after careers in journalism and politics.


As an accounting professional with a special emphasis on television and film production and distribution, she started working as a contractor with EBI in its early years and has enjoyed, over the past 10+ years, the challenge of building—from the ground up—an entire accounting infrastructure to support the financial operations of the organization. In the fall of 2018, Linda officially joined the staff of EBI as an employee.


Linda is an avid gardener who lives with her husband, Jeff, in Sebastopol. She also serves as Treasurer of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.
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Rich Levine

Director financiero y de operaciones
Chief Financial and Operations Officer
rlevine@ebinternacional.org
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Rich Levine

Director financiero y de operaciones
Chief Financial and Operations Officer
rlevine@ebinternacional.org
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Sandra Millán

Directora de tecnología
Technology Director
smillan@ebinternacional.org
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Sandra Millán

Directora de tecnología
Technology Director
smillan@ebinternacional.org
Sandra was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where she earned her degree in Computer Science at Intituto Universitario de Tecnología Venezuela. She has over five years of experience teaching Spanish as a Second Language. She worked as a Spanish Instructor and Director Assistant in Houston, Texas where she lived for 5 years. Sandra also has over 10 years of expertise in networking technology. Sandra has been part of the EBI family since 2006. Sandra has managed the operations and technology of the school over the last three years. Sandra is married and the mother of one son.
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Deia Nickelsen

Registradora
Registrar
dnickelsen@ebinternacional.org
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Deia Nickelsen

Registradora
Registrar
dnickelsen@ebinternacional.org
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Daniel Nube

Director de la escuela intermedia
Head of Middle School
dnube@ebinternacional.org
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Daniel Nube

Director de la escuela intermedia
Head of Middle School
dnube@ebinternacional.org
Daniel was born in the United States and, at the age of four, moved with his family to La Paz, Bolivia. He still vividly remembers the first week of preschool as the only non-Spanish speaker in his class: the initial feeling of isolation, followed by the elation of learning a new language and an exciting door opening in his world as he became bilingual and bicultural. Daniel lived in Bolivia for the rest of his childhood until he went off to university in Illinois for a second round of cultural shock, this time in reverse. Not surprisingly, Daniel became a foreign-language teacher. His first posts were as an English teacher: three years in Japan, one year in Nicaragua, and back to his Bolivian hometown for two years.

In 1995 Daniel moved to California and taught middle-school Spanish for eight years at Redwood Day School in Oakland, followed by five years teaching high-school Spanish at Bentley High School in Lafayette. At Bentley, Daniel transitioned into administration as the school's junior class dean. Most recently, before coming to EBI, Daniel was a vice principal at Berkeley High School.

Daniel holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, a teacher's credential from San Francisco State, a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of California at Berkeley, an administrator's credential from the University of California at Berkeley, and a certificate in cross-cultural language/academic development from Stanford University. He was also trained as an IB and as an AP Spanish teacher. Daniel lives in Berkeley with his wife, Kristine (with whom he speaks English), and his daughter, Camila (with whom he speaks Spanish). 
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Riva Pollard

Bibliotecaria
Librarian
rpollard@ebinternacional.org
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Riva Pollard

Bibliotecaria
Librarian
rpollard@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Cynthia Ramirez

Coordinadora del plantel de San Pablo
San Pablo Campus Coordinator
cramirez@ebinternacional.org
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Cynthia Ramirez

Coordinadora del plantel de San Pablo
San Pablo Campus Coordinator
cramirez@ebinternacional.org
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Amelia Sitter

Especialista de aprendizaje (escuela intermedia)
Learning Specialist (Middle school)
asitter@ebinternacional.org
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Amelia Sitter

Especialista de aprendizaje (escuela intermedia)
Learning Specialist (Middle school)
asitter@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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Sarah Varela-Acevedo

Directora de Admissiones
Director of Admissions
joe@noemail.com
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Sarah Varela-Acevedo

Directora de Admissiones
Director of Admissions
joe@noemail.com
Sara was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Diego, CA. Raised in a bi-cultural household, travel between Mexico and the U.S. set her strong roots in cross-cultural understanding and a love of travel. Sara completed her Bachelors in Biology and graduate studies in Teaching English as a Second Language at Gonzaga University. Her professional background is in international higher education, focused on student services, English language instruction, recruitment, admissions and enrollment. EBI's mission resonates with Sara's own educational philosophy and she is excited to be a part of and promote EBI's community.

In her free time, Sara enjoys trying new foods, reading, travel, staying active through exploration and being the world's best Tía to her nephews and nieces. 
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Gina Wattley

Asistente de la biblioteca
Library Assistant
gwattley@ebinternacional.org
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Gina Wattley

Asistente de la biblioteca
Library Assistant
gwattley@ebinternacional.org
Gina Wattley, our admissions associate, was raised in the United States and abroad as her father was in the military. She studied Biology and some Spanish at Indiana University in Bloomington before moving to California for her schooling at UC Berkeley. Before joining the EBI team, she worked as an optometrist in the Bay Area. She is the parent of two children here at EBI.
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Catherine Wise

Especialista de aprendizaje (de 2do a 5to grado)
Learning Specialists (2nd to 5th grade)
cwise@ebinternacional.org
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Catherine Wise

Especialista de aprendizaje (de 2do a 5to grado)
Learning Specialists (2nd to 5th grade)
cwise@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon!