Faculty and Staff

Una de las características que comparten todos los miembros del equipo de EBI, es el compromiso con la misión y los valores fundamentales. Todas y todos en nuestro equipo valoramos el bilingüismo, la diversidad, la excelencia educativa, la mentalidad internacional y la integridad. Este compromiso entre nuestro equipo y los valores de EBI nos guían hacia un mayor compromiso que continuamente se acerca a nuestra misión.

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Beatrice Balfour

PK to 1st Principal
bbalfour@ebinternacional.org
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Beatrice Balfour

PK to 1st Principal
bbalfour@ebinternacional.org
Dr. Balfour is an experienced school leader, teacher and researcher with a passion for early years education. Holding American/Italian dual-citizenship, and being trilingual, she grew up in Italy and lived worked and studied in the US, UK, and Ecuador. After completing my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and being a PYP teacher at La Scuola, she completed a Masters and PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge where she was awarded the highest honors for her dissertation on the Reggio Emilia Approach—a renowned and progressive educational approach for children from 0-6 years old that originated in Italy after the Second World War. She then worked in Ecuador where she was Professor of Education at the National University of Education of Ecuador and where she led the creation of the laboratory school connected to the University, which became a national model. After moving back to California, she continued her career in school leadership leading a local school in the East Bay. She is excited to be joining EBI in July and looks forward to getting to know you!

When she is not working in education, she enjoys going for walks in nature, traveling, being with her family, friends, and her cat, Adar.
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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 realms. She is proud to be involved in EBI’s pioneering program where she can bring her experience and enthusiasm.

Nacida y criada en Madrid, España, Paloma Baquerizo es licenciada en Derecho por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Después de trabajar como defensora pública y abogada de contratos internacionales en España, se mudó a Berkeley y pasó quince años trabajando en u despacho de derecho de Inmigración.Como firme creyente en los programas de inmersión multilingües, Paloma ha visto los beneficios de una educación internacional de primera mano, tanto académica como culturalmente, en la vida de sus dos hijos adultos trilingües. Está orgullosa de desempeñar un papel importante en la implementación del programa pionero de EBI desde el principio y continúa siendo una entusiasta partidaria de los estudiantes y las familias de EBI. Cuando no está trabajando arduamente para promover EBI, a Paloma le encanta pasar tiempo con su familia, cocinar comida extraordinaria y caminar por las colinas de Berkeley. 
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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
Alejandra nació en Aberdeen, Washington y se mudó al Área de la Bahía hace diez años después de casarse. Trabajó como asistente de maestros en una escuela de PK. Alejandra se dedica a estar bien informada y quería compartir su experiencia y continuar aprendiendo más sobre las operaciones escolares. Cuando no está trabajando, le encanta estar cerca de cuerpos de agua (océanos, lagos, etc.) para reencontrarse con su ser interior.

Alejandra was born in Aberdeen, Washington and moved to the Bay Area ten years ago after getting married. She worked as a teachers assistant at a Pk school. Alejandra is dedicated to being knowledgeable and wanted to share her expertise and continue to learn more about school operations. When she is not working, she loves being near bodies of water (oceans, lakes, etc.) to reengage with her inner self.
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Ashley Black

Directora de Programas de IB y DEI
Director of IB Programmes and DEI
ablack@ebinternacional.org
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Ashley Black

Directora de Programas de IB y DEI
Director of IB Programmes and DEI
ablack@ebinternacional.org
Ashley Céspedes Black is an experienced educator who specializes in the International Baccalaureate Program, mindful educational practices, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a Peruvian-American, Ashley grew up in Florida where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and began her career as an IB PYP educator.

She is excited to join the EBI community after spending the last two years abroad teaching for an International IB school in Shanghai, China. Prior to her experience abroad, Ashley served as a PYP Coordinator in Portland, Oregon while earning a Master's degree in Leadership and Policy for Sustainability Education from Portland State University. In Portland, Ashley also served as a STEAM and DEI Coordinator, as well as an adjunct instructor at Portland State, training K-12 educators in interconnected curriculum design after receiving an additional Graduate degree in Teaching Adult Learners.

During her time as an educator, Ashley has been inspired by the positive impact that a school can have on its community. Her passion for collective work towards equitable outcomes for all students has informed the time she has invested serving as a leader and thought partner for Equity Teams in the United States and abroad.
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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
Danella Bunton nació y creció en Lima, Perú. A los 13 años se mudó a Los Gatos, California con sus padres y 2 hermanos. Aprendió inglés mientras asistía a la escuela secundaria. Asistió a la Universidad Estatal de San José, donde se graduó con una licenciatura en Administración de Empresas con especialización en Marketing. Anteriormente trabajó en una agencia de traducción e interpretación donde descubrió su amor por los idiomas y la diversidad. En 2016, se mudó a Berkeley, California con su esposo y comenzó a trabajar como Asistente del Director de la Escuela Intermedia y Primaria de EBI. Danella disfruta pudiendo hablar español todos los días con sus compañeros de trabajo, padres y estudiantes y también diseñar. Ella valora la educación y la diversidad y se siente afortunada de contribuir a la misión de EBI. En su tiempo libre le gusta viajar, tomar fotos, hacer yoga, cocinar para amigos y familiares, ver películas, ir a conciertos y leer.

 

Danella Bunton was born and raised in Lima, Peru. At the age of 13 she moved to Los Gatos, California with her parents and 2 brothers. She learned English while attending High School. She atended San Jose State University where she graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She previously worked at a translation and interpretation agency where she discovered her love for languages and diversity. In 2016, she moved to Berkeley, Ca with her husband and started working as the Assistant to the Head of Lower and Middle School at EBI. Danella enjoys being able to speak Spanish every day with co-worker, parents and students and designing. She values education and diversity and feels fortunate to contribute to EBI’s mission. In her free time she likes to travel, take pictures, do yoga, cook for friends and family, watch movies, go to concerts and read.
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Erica Castro

Directora de programas comunitarios y Decana del Alcatraz
Community Programs Director and Alcatraz Dean of Students
ecastro@ebinternacional.org
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Erica Castro

Directora de programas comunitarios y Decana del Alcatraz
Community Programs Director and Alcatraz Dean of Students
ecastro@ebinternacional.org
Erica nació en Oakland y creció en El Salvador, donde obtuvo una licenciatura en Trabajo Social y una certificación en Educación para la Paz. Desarrolló un amplio conocimiento y experiencia en educación integral mientras trabajaba en programas comunitarios para el desarrollo juvenil durante 16 años en El Salvador. Comenzó en EBI en el verano de 2016 después de su regreso a California con su esposo Gustavo. En su tiempo libre, le encanta cocinar, acampar y pasar tiempo con su familia. Su pasión es contribuir al desarrollo de todo el estudiante a partir de los programas comunitarios.

 

Erica was born in Oakland and raised in El Salvador where she earned a BA in Social Work and a certification in Peace Education. She developed extensive knowledge and experience in comprehensive education while working in community programs for youth development for 16 years in El Salvador. She started at EBI in the summer of 2016 after her return to California with her husband Gustavo. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and spending time with her family. Her passion is to contribute to the development of the whole student from the community programs.
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Paola Clark

Head of School
Directora
pclark@ebinternacional.org
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Paola Clark

Head of School
Directora
pclark@ebinternacional.org
La Dra. Paola V. Clark aporta más de 19 años de experiencia en escuelas independientes nacionales e internacionales de PK a12 y entornos de educación superior. La Dra. Clark tiene el honor de servir como la nueva Directora en la Escuela Bilingüe Internacional. Originaria de Miami, Florida, la Dra. Clark asistió a una escuela independiente bilingüe inglés-español en Lima, Perú, donde obtuvo su Diploma IB. La Dra. Clark obtuvo una licenciatura en biotecnología de la Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina en Lima, Perú, una maestría en ciencias en educación científica de la Nova Southeastern University en Fort Lauderdale, Florida, y un doctorado en educación en currículo e instrucción de la Universidad de Florida Central (UCF) en Orlando. También ha completado cursos avanzados en Liderazgo Educativo a nivel de Especialista y posee un Certificado Profesional en Educación / Tecnología Educativa. El Dr. Clark actualmente está estudiando pARA RECIBIR un Certificado Académico Ejecutivo en Gestión de organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro en la Kellogg School of Management – ​​Northwestern University, y también es miembro de la Asociación Nacional de Aspirantes a Directores de Colegios Independientes..

 

Dr. Paola V. Clark brings over 19 years of experience in national and international PK-12 independent schools and higher education settings. Dr. Clark is honored to serve as the new, Head of School at Escuela Bilingüe Internacional. A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Clark attended an English-Spanish bilingual independent school in Lima, Peru, where she obtained her IB Diploma. Dr. Clark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina in Lima, Peru, a Master of Science degree in Science Education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. She has also completed advanced coursework in Educational Leadership a the Specialist level and holds a Professional Certificate in Education/Instructional Technology. Dr. Clark is currently pursuing an Executive Scholar Certificate in Non-profit Management at the Kellogg School of Management–Northwestern University, and is also a National Association of Independent Schools Aspiring Heads Fellow.
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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 nació en Barcelona, España, y ha vivido en el Área de la Bahía desde 1993. Gloria tiene un título de la facultad de Turismo y Negocios de Barcelona y un Certificado en Traducción de la Universidad de Manoa, Hawaii. Habla con fluidez inglés, español, francés y catalán, su lengua materna, y entiende portugués y alemán. Gloria aporta entusiasmo y experiencia a EBI. Está casada con Rob, nativo de Berkeley, y tienen dos hijos.

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
Charlita was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in the Bay Area. She is passionate about music and thrilled to be able to teach music at EBI. She has taught adult choirs and youth groups, and conducted one-on-one vocal lessons. Charlita brings a diverse mixture of musical inspirations to motivate each student to become creative and feel empowered to discover their own individual voice.
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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 pasó los primeros 18 años de su carrera en Ventas y Marketing en una empresa global de productos de consumo. Como ejecutiva, Karen viajó extensamente a nivel nacional e internacional creando y ejecutando plataformas de venta estratégicas, relanzando marcas de miles de millones de dólares y desarrollando procesos de trabajo de retención para los mejores talentos.

Karen recibió su B.S. en Marketing de la Universidad de Howard y su MBA de la Haas School of Business de UC Berkeley. En la comunidad, Karen ha sido miembro activo del programa Big Brother, Big Sister, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Boys and Girls Club y ha servido como tutora voluntaria. También contribuyó al desarrollo de aquellos que persiguen una educación superior al trabajar como instructora universitaria en los cursos de Administración de Empresas de Florida Atlantic University.

A Karen le encanta pasar tiempo con su familia, explorar nuevas cocinas, viajar y ser voluntaria en la comunidad. Lo que más entusiasma a Karen de unirse al equipo de EBI es tener la oportunidad de ser una fuerza positiva en un mundo cambiante donde nuestros hijos son el futuro.

 

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. 

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, Boys and Girls Club 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 at Florida Atlantic University 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
 

Gustavo Hernández es de México. Trabajó como carpintero en Chicago y también estudió mecánica de automóviles en Evanston Ill. Tuvo su propio taller de automóviles en Berkeley. LLeva casado con Carmen Hernández (Carmen es asistente de enseñanza de Pre-Kinder amarillo) durante 35 años. Tienen tres hijos; Gustavo Jr. es tenor y tiene una maestría en voz de la USC, Jesús es un pastelero graduado de la Academia Culinaria de San Francisco y Anabella se graduó de EBI. Gustavo está muy orgulloso de ser parte de la comunidad de EBI. Su objetivo como gerente de instalaciones es preservar el ambiente cálido y seguro que EBI ha tenido durante los últimos 14 años y encontrar cosas nuevas e innovadoras para mejorar en nuestra comunidad.

Gustavo Hernández is from México. He worked as a carpenter in Chicago and also studied car mechanics in Evanston Ill. He owend his own car shop in Berkeley. He has been married to Carmen Hernández (Carmen is a Pre-Kinder amarillo teaching assistant) for 35 years. They have three children, Gustavo Jr. He is a tenor and holds an MA in voice from USC, Jesús is a graduate pastry chef from the San Francisco Culinary Academy and Anabella is an EBI graduate. Gustavo is very proud to be a part of the EBI community. His goal as a facilities manager is to preserve the warm and safe environment that EBI has had for the past 14 years and to find new and innovative things to improve in our community.
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Rachel Higbee Pathak

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

Coordinadora de fomento y admisiones
Advancement and Admissions Coordinator
rhigbee@ebinternacional.org
Rachel es originaria de Walnut Creek, California y se graduó cum laude de la Universidad de Fordham en Nueva York, obteniendo un BFA en danza del programa de danza Ailey / Fordham y una especialización en Psicología. Rachel tuvo el privilegio de actuar internacionalmente con JUNTOS Collective y AATMA Performing Arts y actuó como Directora del Programa JUNTOS Abroad desde 2012-2016, cuando hizo la transición para unirse a la Junta Directiva. Ella decidió poner su carrera de baile en espera y se unió a Teach for America, donde fue ubicada en Oakland. Rachel trabajó como maestra de quinto grado en la Academia Cox durante dos años. Rachel se unió al equipo de EBI el otoño de 2018. Ella vive en Berkeley con su esposo, Ajay, y su perro, Junebug.

Rachel is originally from Walnut Creek, California and graduated cum laude from Fordham University in New York earning a BFA in dance from the Ailey/Fordham dance program and a minor in Psychology. Rachel has had the privilege of performing internationally with JUNTOS Collective and AATMA Performing Arts and acted as JUNTOS Abroad Program Director from 2012-2016, when she transitioned to joining the Board of Directors. She decided to put her dance career on hold and joined Teach for America where she was placed in Oakland. Rachel worked as a 5th grade teacher at Cox Academy for the two years. Rachel joined the EBI team  on Fall 2018. She lives in Berkeley with her husband, Ajay, and dog, Junebug.
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Zeltzin Jiménez

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

Asistente de la directora de la escuela
Assistant to the Head of School
zjimenez@ebinternacional.org
Zeltzin nació y creció en la Ciudad de México, donde estudió Derecho y practicó Derecho de Propiedad Intelectual con especial atención en marcas registradas y derechos de autor. Obtuvo su certificado en Interpretación Legal Español-Inglés de la Universidad Estatal de SF en 2016, y considera que el bilingüismo es una habilidad valiosa y extremadamente útil en la comunidad cada vez más globalizada en la actualidad. Zeltzin se unió a la comunidad de EBI en la primavera de 2012 y está muy feliz de ser miembro de un equipo en el que la diversidad, la riqueza de diferentes culturas y el aprendizaje están presentes todos los días. Ella vive en Oakland con su esposo Russell, y ambos disfrutan viajando, probando nuevos restaurantes y volviendo a visitar sus favoritos favoritos. Y de vez en cuando, quedandose en casa viendo películas.

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 travel, trying new restaurants and visiting old favorites. And every now and then, to just stay home and watch movies.
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Linda Lebovics

Controladora
Controller
llebovics@ebinternacional.org
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Linda Lebovics

Controladora
Controller
llebovics@ebinternacional.org
 

Linda, nacida en California, se mudó al Área de la Bahía desde Los Ángeles en 1995, después de carreras en periodismo y política.
Como profesional de la contabilidad con un énfasis especial en la producción y distribución en televisión y cine, comenzó a trabajar como contratista con EBI en sus primeros años y ha disfrutado, en los últimos 10 años, el desafío de construir, desde cero, un infraestructura contable completa para apoyar las operaciones financieras de la organización. En el otoño de 2018, Linda se unió oficialmente al personal de EBI como empleada.
Linda le encanta la jardinería y vive con su esposo, Jeff, en Sebastopol. Ella también sirve como Tesorera del Festival de Jazz de Healdsburg.

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
 

Rich se unió a EBI como CFOO en febrero de 2019 y había pasado 30 años en la gestión y comercialización de productos tanto en la industria de corretaje como en la de productos empacados. En sus 15 años en Charles Schwab, Rich ha liderado una variedad de negocios, actualmente la experiencia del cliente para la oferta de asesoramiento minorista de Schwab. También ha dirigido equipos en el negocio de servicios de comercio minorista de Schwab y dentro de Schwab Bank. Antes de unirse a Schwab, Rich pasó más de 10 años trabajando en la industria de bienes de consumo en Nestlé y Dole. Rich descubrió la pasión por apoyar escuelas independientes hace ocho años y actuando como Fideicomisario y Jefe del Comité de Finanzas en The San Francisco School. Durante los últimos cuatro años, ha actuado como administrador de  Bay School of San Francisco y actualmente es presidente de la Junta Directiva. Rich recibió su B.A. en Sociología por la Universidad del Sur de California y M.B.A. de Kellogg School of Management de la Universidad Northwestern. Rich y su esposa Nancy tienen dos hijas, una en la universidad y la otra en el último año de la escuela secundaria. Cuando no trabakndo o realizan tareas en su hogar, Rich disfruta de los viajes internacionales con su familia, el buceo y la cocina cuando el tiempo lo permite.

Rich joined EBI as CFOO in February of 2019 and had spent 30 years in product management and marketing in both the brokerage and packaged goods industries. In his 15 years at Charles Schwab, Rich has led a variety of businesses most currently the client experience for Schwab’s retail advice offering. He has also led teams in Schwab’s retail trading services business and within Schwab Bank. Prior to joining Schwab, Rich spent over 10 years working in the consumer packaged goods industry at both Nestle and Dole. Rich discovered a passion for supporting independent schools eight years ago and served as a Trustee and Finance Committee Head at The San Francisco School. And for the last four years, he has served as a Trustee for the Bay School of San Francisco and currently serves as Board Chair. Rich received his B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Rich and his wife Nancy have two daughters, one in college and the other a senior in high school. When not focused on work or duties at home, Rich enjoys international travel with his family, scuba diving and cooking when time allows.
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Gary Mallare

Director de Programas de Bienestar Estudiantil, Socioemocional y DEI
Director of Well-being, Socio-Emotional and DEI Programs
gmallare@ebinternacional.org
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Gary Mallare

Director de Programas de Bienestar Estudiantil, Socioemocional y DEI
Director of Well-being, Socio-Emotional and DEI Programs
gmallare@ebinternacional.org
Gary’s personal development and life experiences as a first-generation Filipino immigrant growing up in the Philippines, Guam, and Hawaii, he understands the impact of one’s identity on life outcomes. Gary has a deep understanding of the need to integrate diversity and multiculturalism into institutions and policies. Gary is committed to helping create opportunities, and develop and provide supports for all students, families, schools, and the community.

Gary has 27 years of experience in education as a psychologist, counselor, teacher, educational specialist, professor, consultant, and coach. His experiences are wide and varied, covering a variety of educational, psychological, behavioral, emotional, and cultural issues with diverse populations, and spanning many settings. He has in-depth knowledge of learning, learning differences, research and design, data analysis, psychological foundations and testing, mental health, human development, individual and family counseling, diversity and multiculturalism, and human sexuality. Equally important, Gary applies his knowledge and skills in meaningful and collaborative ways that allow his clients and students to grow and prosper.

Gary holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University, a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Cal State Northridge, and a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley.
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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 nació y creció en Caracas, Venezuela, donde obtuvo su licenciatura en Ciencias de la Computación en el Instituto Universitario de Tecnología de Venezuela. Tiene más de cinco años de experiencia enseñando español como segunda lengua. Trabajó como instructora de español y asistente de dirección en Houston, Texas, donde vivió durante cinco años. Sandra también tiene más de 10 años de experiencia en tecnología de redes. Sandra ha sido parte de la familia EBI desde 2006. Sandra ha administrado las operaciones y la tecnología de la escuela durante los últimos tres años. Sandra está casada y es madre de un hijo.

Sandra was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where she earned her degree in Computer Science at Instituto 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 five 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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David Mitchell

Asociado de Instalaciones
Facilities Associate
dmitchell@ebinternacional.org
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David Mitchell

Asociado de Instalaciones
Facilities Associate
dmitchell@ebinternacional.org
Dave Mitchell is a Bay Area native originally from Alameda. Dave has worked as Security at Amoeba Music, a Sales Rep at the East Bay Express, and a Custodian at Griffin Nursery School. As a Facilities Worker at EBI, Dave strives to maintain a high standard of safety, cleanliness, and efficiency. Dave enjoys writing, collecting vinyl records, and amateur photography in his free time.
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Mark Nichols

Director de Instalaciones, Salud y Seguridad
Director of Facilities, Health, Safety and Security
mnichols@ebinternacional.org
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Mark Nichols

Director de Instalaciones, Salud y Seguridad
Director of Facilities, Health, Safety and Security
mnichols@ebinternacional.org
Originally from Texas, Mark has been in the Bay Area since 1989. Diversity in job skills has always been important to Mark, who joined the Army at 17, spent 13 years in the corporate world of real estate taxes. He then obtained his General Contractor's License in 2006 and is currently working toward a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership at College of Marin. Previously, Mark owned his own construction company and worked in the recycling industry.

Mark was the Director of Facilities at Marin Montessori for the past five years and is thrilled to continue following his passion of managing school facilities as part of the EBI community. Mark and his husband, Francisco, enjoy traveling internationally as much as possible. At home, they are loved by their fur rescue Shih Tzu babies, Mochi and Shelby.
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Deia Nickelsen

Registradora
Registrar
dnickelsen@ebinternacional.org
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Deia Nickelsen

Registradora
Registrar
dnickelsen@ebinternacional.org
 

Cordelia "Deia" Nickelsen nació y creció en Berkeley, California. Recibió su BA en Antropología en la Universidad de California en Berkeley y su maestría en Lingüística en la Universidad de Auckland, Nueva Zelanda. Está entrenada como arqueóloga y trabajó en el campo y como gerente de laboratorio. Después de muchos años como madre y voluntaria en la escuela, está emocionada de formar parte del personal de EBI como Registradora.

Cordelia "Deia" Nickelsen was born and raised in Berkeley, California. She received her BA in Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley and her MA in Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is trained as an archaeologist and she worked in the field and as a lab manager. After many years as a parent and volunteer at the school, she is excited to be on the staff at EBI as Registrar.
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Ashley Peavey

Especialista de aprendizaje
Learning Specialist
apeavey@ebinternacional.org
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Ashley Peavey

Especialista de aprendizaje
Learning Specialist
apeavey@ebinternacional.org
Ashley is very excited about her roles and hopes to empower the children that she works with by helping them discover their own unique and unlimited capabilities. She was born in Santa Rosa, CA and was lucky enough to spend half of her childhood in England. Ashley has her Masters in Special Education and has been in the field of behavior therapy, working one-on-one with children both in homes and at schools, for over 5 years. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, hiking with her puppy (Kodak) and traveling.
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Riva Pollard

Directora de Investigación e Indagación y Bibliotecario
Director of Research and Inquiry and Librarian
rpollard@ebinternacional.org
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Riva Pollard

Directora de Investigación e Indagación y Bibliotecario
Director of Research and Inquiry and Librarian
rpollard@ebinternacional.org
Riva es oriunda del medio oeste, donde obtuvo una licenciatura en inglés de la Universidad Estatal de Michigan y una maestría en ciencias de la información de la Universidad de Michigan. También posee una maestría en literatura infantil de Simmons College, Boston. Si bien ha trabajado en bibliotecas públicas, privadas y universitarias, encuentra la mayor alegría trabajando como bibliotecaria escolar, y ha llevado una pasión por los grandes libros y la instrucción de alfabetización informativa a las bibliotecas escolares en Boston y el Área de la Bahía desde 2005.

Riva hails from the midwest, where she obtained a BA in English from Michigan State University and a Master's of Information Science from the University of Michigan. She also holds an MA in Children's Literature from Simmons College, Boston. While she has worked in public, private, and university libraries, she finds the most joy in school librarianship, and has brought a passion for great books and information literacy instruction to school libraries in Boston and the Bay Area since 2005.
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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
Cynthia nació en México y se mudó a Oakland cuando era niña. Trabajó en Banca durante 5 años y después de que ella y su esposo tuvieron a su hija, Sofía, Cynthia decidió que era hora de un cambio. Siendo audaz, aceptó su papel en EBI en diciembre de 2018. Al hacerlo, pudo estar más en línea con su pasión por el servicio, la educación y los niños. Cuando Cynthia no está en el trabajo, su actividad favorita es pasar tiempo con su familia, cocinar y ver películas.

Cynthia was born in Mexico and moved to Oakland as a young child. She worked in Banking for 5 years and after she and her husband had their daughter, Sofia, Cynthia decided it was time for a change. Being a risk-taker, she accepted her role at EBI in December of 2018. In doing so, she was able to be more in line with her passion of service, education and children. When Cynthia is not at work, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family, cook and watch movies.

 
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Stephanie Scholer

Directora de servicios de aprendizaje / Especialista en aprendizaje (de 4º a 8º grado)
Director of Learning Services/Learning Specialist (4th-8th grade)
sscholer@ebinternacional.org
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Stephanie Scholer

Directora de servicios de aprendizaje / Especialista en aprendizaje (de 4º a 8º grado)
Director of Learning Services/Learning Specialist (4th-8th grade)
sscholer@ebinternacional.org
Stephanie is a San Francisco native who has always enjoyed living and teaching within a rich tapestry of cultures in the Bay Area. This fall, Stephanie looks forward to working with the multilingual faculty, students, and parents of EBI. She studied biological sciences and Spanish at UCSB but decided to pursue her love of language and music at San Francisco State University where she received a Bachelor of Music. Additionally, Stephanie holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Holy Names University, an Adult Education teaching credential, and professional certificates in Assistive Technology, College Counseling and Advising, Educational Therapy, and English as a Second Language. With over 15 years in education, Stephanie has worked in both private and public K-12 settings including Marin Primary & Middle School, Raskob Day School & Learning Center, and Bayhill High School. She also served as the Education Liaison of Contra Costa County Children and Family Services where she provided educational advocacy services to foster-adopt families. During her free time when Stephanie is not hiking or swimming on the Cal Aquatics Masters swim team, she spends time with her friends and family. She also relishes quiet time at home refinishing furniture, listening to music from around the world, or reading both fiction and nonfiction.
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Sara Troyani

Directora de Académicas, Innovación y Crecimiento
Director of Academics, Innovation & Growth
stroyani@ebinternacional.org
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Sara Troyani

Directora de Académicas, Innovación y Crecimiento
Director of Academics, Innovation & Growth
stroyani@ebinternacional.org
Dr. Troyani is deeply honored to draw on her many experiences and distinguished record in education to serve the Escuela Bilingüe Internacional community. Originally from Venezuela, Dr. Troyani has been privileged with opportunities, including a Fulbright Scholarship, to participate in multilingual learning around the globe. She has mentored new and veteran instructors, designed and implemented curricula, to include Spanish language programs, and pioneered blended and distance learning to improve outcomes for students and communities at some of the most diverse high schools and universities in the world. Dr. Troyani holds a Ph.D. in literature, with training in teaching with technology, from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, a B.A., summa cum laude, from Cornell University, and an IB Diploma. She is most excited about joining the EBI team to help realize the limitless potential of its students. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and bilingual children.
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Sara Varela-Acevedo

Directora de Admissiones
Director of Admissions
svarela@ebinternacional.org
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Sara Varela-Acevedo

Directora de Admissiones
Director of Admissions
svarela@ebinternacional.org
Sara nació en la Ciudad de México y creció en San Diego, CA. Criada en un hogar bicultural, los viajes entre México y los Estados Unidos establecen sus fuertes raíces en la comprensión intercultural y el amor por los viajes. Sara completó su licenciatura en biología y estudios de posgrado en enseñanza de inglés como segundo idioma en la Universidad Gonzaga. Su experiencia profesional es en educación superior internacional, enfocada en servicios estudiantiles, enseñanza del idioma inglés, reclutamiento, admisiones e inscripciónes. La misión de EBI resuena con la filosofía educativa de Sara y está entusiasmada de ser parte y promover la comunidad de EBI.

En su tiempo libre, Sara disfruta probando nuevas comidas, leyendo, viajando, mantenerse activa a través de la exploración y ser la mejor tía del mundo para sus sobrinos y sobrinas.

 

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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Raquel Vizcaíno

Principal (2nd-8th)
rvizcaino@ebinternacional.org
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Raquel Vizcaíno

Principal (2nd-8th)
rvizcaino@ebinternacional.org
Raquel was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, where she earned her Bachelor in Elementary Education and Teaching, as well as her Master in Educational Psychology. She brings 13 years of experience in the K-12 education field. She has served as a teacher and in different leadership positions both in Spain and the United States. When she moved to the Bay Area, she studied Early Childhood Education and specialized in second language acquisition and teaching. At her last school, Raquel served as Upper School Head, supporting families, students, and teachers in the division 5-8. During her time at Spanish Infusion School (former Marin Preparatory School), she also served as Spanish Language Director for four years where she proudly developed and led the K-8 Spanish Program. She believes that the role of educators is guiding students to think critically and support them in their journey of finding their path. Partnering with all members of the community to enable students to become compassionate adults and long-life learners, ready to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.

Raquel is a sports fan who loves to cook, read, work out, and discover new places with her husband and child.
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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, nuestra asociada de admisiones, se crió en los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero ya que su padre estaba en el ejército. Estudió biología y algo de español en la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington antes de mudarse a California para estudiar en UC Berkeley. Antes de unirse al equipo de EBI, trabajó como optometrista en el Área de la Bahía. Ella es madre de dos estudiantes de EBI.

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.

Faculty

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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 nació en Lima, Perú y reside en El Cerrito. Rosa ha estado trabajando como maestra de español durante varios años en el Este de la Bahía. Tiene experiencia enseñando español a niños desde preescolar hasta secundaria. Su pasión es inspirar a los niños a amar la riqueza de la cultura española. Le gusta pasar tiempo con familiares y buenos amigos. Rosa también disfruta de la música peruana y es una gran fanática de la obra de arte de Diego de Cibela.

Rosa Abedini was born in Lima, Peru and resides in El Cerrito. Rosa 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 richness of Spanish culture. She enjoys spending time with family and good friends. Rosa also enjoys Peruvian music and is a big fan of Diego de Cibela’s artwork.
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Cynthia Arellano

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
carellano@ebinternacional.org
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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
Adrian Arias nació en Perú con ascendentes de la cultura Mochica. Creció en varias regiones del Perú, y ya de adulto comenzó a viajar por todo el mundo. Estudió Filosofía y Letras en la PUC, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú. Su padre era pintor y su madre y abuelo poetas, y aprendió de ellos su práctica artística y todo lo relacionado con el arte. Adrian es profesor de arte, artista visual, poeta, intérprete y promotor cultural. Enseñó arte desde 1985 y para Adrián esta es la profesión más hermosa que existe en el planeta Tierra, ya que enseñar y ser un facilitador de arte para niños es un regalo para el espíritu. En su tiempo libre le gusta cocinar, hacer collages con amigos; colaborar con artistas de otras disciplinas para crear trabajos o simplemente para divertirse. Pintar, escribir y leer poesía a Adrian se considera una parte natural de su vida y no un pasatiempo.

Adrian Arias was born in Peru with ascendants of the Mochica culture. He grew up in several regions of Peru, and as an adult he began to travel all over the world. He studied Philosophy and Literature at the PUC, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Perú. His father was a painter and his mother and grandfather poets, and he learned from them his artistic practice, everything that is related to art. Adrian is an art teacher, visual artist, poet, performer and cultural promoter. He taught art since 1985 and for Adrián this is the most beautiful profession that exists on planet earth since teaching and being an art facilitator for children is a gift for the spirit. In his spare time he likes to cook, make collages with friends; collaborate with artists from other disciplines to create pieces of work or just to have fun. Painting, writing and reading poetry to Adrian is considered a natural part of his life and not a hobby.
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Jessica Bejarano

Maestra de música (5 a 8)
Music Teacher (5th-8th grade)
jbejarano@ebinternacional.org
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Jessica Bejarano

Maestra de música (5 a 8)
Music Teacher (5th-8th grade)
jbejarano@ebinternacional.org
Jessica Bejarano is the founder and music director of the San Francisco Philharmonic!   She also serves as music director of the University High School Chamber Orchestra, music director of ELM Youth Orchestra and assistant conductor of Opera Parallele.   Jessica is also a regular guest conductor with the Antonio Soler Orquestra in Spain and has guest conducted in the Czech Republic, Venezuela, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy and Russia.  She has also held conducting positions with numerous orchestras throughout the Bay Area and United States.   Jessica was named KQED Arts’ Bay Brilliant Top 10 Artists of 2018, was featured by PBS NewsHour as an emerging female conductor to watch and recently featured on NBC’s The Today Show with Natalie Morales as the “Woman Breaking Barriers as a Trailblazing Symphony Conductor”.   Jessica is bilingual in Spanish and English, holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wyoming, and a Master of Arts in Music/Conducting from University of California-Davis. Jessica is excited and honored to join the EBI community!
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Natalia Bernal

Instructora de artes y movimiento
Arts and Movement Instructor
nbernal@ebinternacional.org
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Natalia Bernal

Instructora de artes y movimiento
Arts and Movement Instructor
nbernal@ebinternacional.org
Natalia fue maestra de Español de Kindergarten y de Inmersion Transicional de Español en Sylvia Mendez Elementary (anteriormente LeConte) en Berkeley, CA durante 11 años. Ella es nativa bilingüe y su familia es de Uruguay. Ella creció en el área de Washington, D.C. y se mudó al Área de la Bahía en el año 2000. Tiene una Maestría en Educación, una credencial de enseñanza bilingüe y está capacitada para enseñar música para la primera infancia a través de Music Together y yoga para niños a través de It’s Yoga Kids. Actualmente enseña el programa Healthy Me Music & Movement y los programas de música familiar Canta y Baila Conmigo y Music Together, también enseña yoga en EBI y español en Mills Children’s School. Ella tiene una hija bilingüe de 7 años que la inspira todos los días.

Natalia was a Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Spanish Immersion teacher at Sylvia Mendez Elementary (formerly LeConte) in Berkeley, CA for 11 years. She is a native bilingual and her family is from Uruguay. She grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and moved to the Bay Area in the year 2000. She has a Masters in Education, a Bilingual teaching credential and is trained to teach early childhood music through Music Together and children’s yoga through It’s Yoga Kids. She currently teaches the Healthy Me Music & Movement program and family music programs Canta y Baila Conmigo and Music Together, yoga at EBI and Spanish at Mills Children’s School. She has a bilingual 7 year-old daughter that inspires her every day.
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Luis Calvo

Maestro asociado de Español de segundo grado
Second Grade Spanish Associate teacher
lcalvo@ebinternacional.org
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Luis Calvo

Maestro asociado de Español de segundo grado
Second Grade Spanish Associate teacher
lcalvo@ebinternacional.org
Luis grew up and lived in Spain and has been residing in the Bay Area for the past four years, and since then he has been teaching Spanish to K-12 students at different independent schools in the area and designing Spanish programs for adult learners. Luis is an educator with extensive knowledge in international current affairs, world cultures, history and Spanish language. Luis comes from our Aventura team, has a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance, and is currently studying to become a certified Spanish-English translator. He has a deep passion for Spanish education and EBI’s mission and is thrilled to be working with the second grade students!

 
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Reggie Clodfelter

Maestro de matématicas de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Math Teacher
rclodfelter@ebinternacional.org
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Reggie Clodfelter

Maestro de matématicas de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Math Teacher
rclodfelter@ebinternacional.org
A nerd, a writer, and a physics buff, Reggie is a small-town guy from Northern California making his way in the big city. Reggie is a proud (dog) dad to two little girls, Rumi (7 years old) and Gremly (under one year). Reggie is a big fan of the outdoors, whether he’s snowboarding, camping, or just hiking with his dogs through Tilden Park. Reggie moved to Berkeley in 2013 to cover investment in real assets and energy as a reporter and journalist. He has also worked in marketing and PR for a number of bay area tech and blockchain startups. Reggie is a musician whom you may catch playing bass at a local venue in the East Bay. Reggie is excited to share his love of math with EBI students and help them find their numerical groove.
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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
Mercedes es de Cuba. Ella vino a los Estados Unidos en 2015 para vivir con su hija y sus nietos. Estudió pedagogía, con especialización en astrofísica, durante tres años en Cuba y está entusiasmada con la idea de continuar sus estudios en el campo de la educación. Está emocionada de unirse al equipo de Aventura y apoyar a los estudiantes para mejorar sus habilidades en español. En su tiempo libre, a Mercedes le encanta pasar tiempo con sus nietos.

Mercedes is from Cuba. She came to the United States in 2015 to live with her daughter and grandchildren. She studied pedagogy, with a specialization in astrophysics, for three years in Cuba and is enthusiastic about the idea of ​​continuing her studies in the field of education. She is excited to join the Aventura team and support students in improving their Spanish skills. In her free time, Mercedes loves spending time with her grandchildren.
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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
Kyla es nativa de Berkeley y apasionada por enseñar y tocar música. Violinista desde los cinco años, Kyla creció estudiando música clásica y música klezmer y descubrió su amor por la improvisación a través de la exploración de Son Jarocho, Son Huasteco, "jazz gitano", música balcánica, danzón y boleros. Desde entonces, ha viajado a Veracruz varias veces para estudiar, grabar y actuar con sus mentores allí, y actualmente toca con los grupos locales Tarimba y Cascada de Flores. Kyla es una maestra dedicada; además de muchos años impartiendo clases de alfabetización a estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria en Richmond, enseñó música en la Escuela Primaria Wilson y clases de violín y música en el East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. En 2016-17, Kyla participó en el programa Adventures in Music de la Sinfónica de San Francisco, realizando un programa interactivo de música mexicana desde Pre-Kínder hasta segundo grado en más de cien escuelas públicas de San Francisco. Más recientemente, Kyla completó la pasantía intensiva de enseñanza de música Orff Schulwerk en la Escuela de San Francisco. ¡Está muy emocionada de ser parte de la comunidad EBI!

Kyla is a Berkeley native who is passionate about teaching and playing music. A violinist since the age of five, Kyla grew up studying classical and Klezmer music and discovered her love of improvisation through the exploration of Son Jarocho, Son Huasteco, "gypsy jazz", Balkan music, danzón and boleros. She has since traveled to Veracruz a number of times to study, record and perform with her mentors there, and currently plays with local groups Tarimba and Cascada de Flores. Kyla is a dedicated teacher; in addition to many years teaching literacy classes to middle and high school students in Richmond, she taught music at Wilson Elementary School, and violin and musicianship classes at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. In 2016-17, Kyla participated in the San Francisco Symphony's Adventures in Music program, performing an interactive Mexican music program to kindergarten through second graders in over one hundred San Francisco public schools. Most recently, Kyla completed the intensive Orff Schulwerk music teaching internship at the San Francisco School. She is excited to be part of the EBI community!
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Jessica Dodson

Maestra de inglés de la escuela intermedia y Aventura
Middle School English teacher & Aventura Teacher
jdodson@ebinternacional.org
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Jessica Dodson

Maestra de inglés de la escuela intermedia y Aventura
Middle School English teacher & Aventura Teacher
jdodson@ebinternacional.org
Jessica Dodson creció en San Diego, California. Enseñará inglés de sexto grado y ayudará a Daniel Nube con el proceso de autoaprendizaje del PAI. Se graduó de Chico State en 2012 con una licenciatura en inglés. Enseñó inglés como segundo idioma en Beijing, China, y más tarde enseñó inglés de secundaria y preparatoria en la Academia Militar de Missouri. Jessica ha trabajado como tutora de inglés y asistente de instrucción de educación especial en la escuela intermedia el año pasado en San Diego. Espera crecer en su carrera en EBI y crear relaciones duraderas con estudiantes y colegas. Jessica está feliz de vivir cerca de su familia y amigos en el Área de la Bahía. Ella también espera encontrar nuevas rutas de senderismo y explorar su nuevo entorno.

 

Jessica Dodson grew up in San Diego, California. She will be teaching Grade 6 English and assisting Daniel Nube with the MYP self-study process. She graduated from Chico State in 2012 with a Bachelors in English. She taught English as a Second Language in Beijing, China until teaching middle and high school English at Missouri Military Academy. Jessica has worked as an English tutor and middle school Special Education Instructional Assistant this past year in San Diego. She is looking forward to growing in her career at EBI and creating lasting relationships with students and colleagues. Jessica is happy to be living close to her family and friends in the Bay Area. She is also looking forward to finding new hiking trails and exploring her new environment.
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Sandra Duong

Maestra de STEM y matematicas de (3er-5to grado)
STEM and Math Teacher (3rd-5th grade)
sduong@ebinternacional.org
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Sandra Duong

Maestra de STEM y matematicas de (3er-5to grado)
STEM and Math Teacher (3rd-5th grade)
sduong@ebinternacional.org
My name is Sandra Duong; I have been teaching Spanish since 2014 in different private schools in the Bay Area.  I am passionate about education because I am intrigued by the process of learning. I was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband and our children to different parts of the United States and Mexico. I also love reading, hiking, cooking, and salsa dancing.  

 

Mi nombre es Sandra Duong;  Desde el año 2014 he trabajado en diferentes escuelas privadas en el Area de la Bahia.  Soy apacionada con todo lo relacionado con educacion porque siempre he tenido interes sobre el proceso de apreder. Yo nací y crecí en la Cali, Colombia. En mi tiempo libre disfruto viajar junto a mi esposo e hijos a diferentes lugares no solo los Estados Unidos sino ademas Mexico. Ademas,  me encanta leer, cocinar y bailar salsa. 

 
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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 nació en Madrid, España, donde completó una licenciatura en historia y arqueología. Ella también tiene un postgrado en educación. Carlota comenzó en EBI como maestra asociada de 1er grado. Se ha sumergido y está aprendiendo sobre el Programa de la Escuela Primaria del IB.

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 started at EBI as a 1st grade associate teacher. She has immersed herself in and learning about the IB Primary Years Programme.
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Nelson Funes

Maestro de matématicas de la escuela Intermedia
Middle School Math Teacher
nfunes@ebinternacional.org
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Nelson Funes

Maestro de matématicas de la escuela Intermedia
Middle School Math Teacher
nfunes@ebinternacional.org
Nelson was born in El Salvador and immigrated to the US in 1992. He loved school and became very interested in Math and Science classes. Nelson graduated from High School in 2002 and attended SFSU where he graduated in 2010, and then went on to Medical School in El Salvador. He became pretty well known for his ability to teach and explain Biochemistry. Nelson quickly fell in love with teaching and made one of the hardest decisions in his life to leave medical school, and become an educator. Nelson has 10 years of experience teaching Pre-Algebra and Algebra in middle school, as well as Physical Science and AP Biology in high school. He is bilingual, holds a teaching credential in math and science; he has completed graduate studies in Biology and Biochemistry and holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies. Nelson come from Colegio Maya in El Salvador, where he has taught middle-school math and high-school science. He has also taught at the University level.  Before moving to El Salvador Nelson worked for Mt. Diablo Unified School District in the Math and Science Dept. He is excited to welcome students into the fascinating world of Math!
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Tatiana González

Maestra de español de 3er grado
3rd Grade Spanish Teacher
tgonzalez@ebinternacional.org
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Tatiana González

Maestra de español de 3er grado
3rd Grade Spanish Teacher
tgonzalez@ebinternacional.org
Tatiana Yadira González es salvadoreña-estadounidense nacida y criada en San Francisco. Ha trabajado en EBI desde que se abrieron sus puertas en 2006. Está estudiando Desarrollo Infantil y Adolescente con énfasis en Niños Pequeños y Familia en la Universidad Estatal de San Francisco. Ha trabajado con niños durante más de 11 años y le encanta aprender cómo funcionan las mentes de los niños. Ella está interesada en descubrir lo que pueden lograr, sin importar su edad. Ella cree que tiene un gran potencial para ayudarlos a desarrollar sus mentes. Tatiana ha enseñado Pre-Kínder durante 8 años y ahora está trabajando en 3er grado.

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 8 years and now is working in 3rd grade.
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Maria Antonieta Gonzalez

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura teacher
mgonzalez@ebinternacional.org
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Maria Antonieta Gonzalez

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura teacher
mgonzalez@ebinternacional.org
Maritoña es de Tapachula, México. Ella vino a los Estados Unidos en 2009. Tiene varios años de experiencia trabajando como niñera en México y en los Estados Unidos. En su tiempo libre le gusta cocinar y estudiar técnicas de medicina natural y compartir con otros su conocimiento al respecto. Está emocionada de unirse al equipo de Aventura porque le encanta enseñar español a sus alumnos y aprender de ellos mientras juegan y se divierten juntos.

Maritoña is from Tapachula, Mexico. She came to the United States in 2009. She has several years of experience working as a nanny in Mexico and in the United States. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and studying natural medicine techniques and sharing with others her knowledge about it. She is excited to join Aventura team because she loves teaching her students Spanish and learn from them while playing and having fun together.
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Suany Guardado

Maestra Asociada de Kinder
Kinder Associate Teacher
sguardado@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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Ana Hernandez

Maestra asistente de pre-kinder
Pre-Kinder Assistant Teacher
ahernandez@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
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Carmen Hernández

Maestra asistente de pre-kínder y maestra de Aventura
Pre-Kinder Assistant Teacher-Aventura teacher
chernandez@ebinternacional.org
Carmen Hernández nació en México, donde vivió hasta que emigró a los Estados Unidos hace varios años. Carmen continuó sus estudios sobre el desarrollo infantil en los EE. UU. Carmen ha trabajado en las escuelas públicas de Berkeley durante más de 14 años y le apasiona la educación y el apoyo al profesorado y al personal. Además, Carmen ha apoyado a la comunidad EBI desde que se fundó la escuela, primero como voluntaria y luego como asistente. Carmen está casada y tiene tres hijos, la más joven de los cuales es una antigua alumna de EBI.

Carmen Hernández was born in Mexico where she lived until she migrated to the United States several years ago. Carmen continued her studies of childhood development in the U.S. Carmen has worked in Berkeley public schools for more than 14 years and is passionate about education and supporting faculty and staff. Additionally, Carmen has supported the EBI community since the school was founded, first as a volunteer and later as an assistant. Carmen is married and has three children, the youngest of which is an EBI alumni.
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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
Fredy Herrera ha enseñado durante 19 años. Está encantada de pertenecer a la familia EBI en la capacidad de maestro de Individuos y Sociedades, trabajando con estudiantes de la escuela intermedia. Fredy tiene un título de enseñanza de inglés, una licenciatura en derecho y una maestría en educación. Creció en El Salvador, donde aún vive su familia. Ama a su familia y amigos, y espera hacer nuevos amigos en California. Su objetivo como maestro es tratar a cada niño como único y ayudar a los estudiantes a mejorar sus habilidades de estudios sociales. 

Fredy Herrera has been teaching for 19 years. He is thrilled to be part of the EBI family as Individuals and Societies Teacher, working with Middle School students. Fredy holds an English Teaching degree, a Bachelor's degree in Law, and a Masters in Education. He grew up in El Salvador, where his family still lives. He loves his family and friends, and looks forward to making new friends in California. His goal as a teacher is to treat each child as unique, and to help students improve their social studies abilities. 
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Cheryl Khu

Maestra asociada de mandarín
Mandarin Associate Teacher
ckhu@ebinternacional.org
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Cheryl Khu

Maestra asociada de mandarín
Mandarin Associate Teacher
ckhu@ebinternacional.org
Cheryl grew up in Singapore, where bilingual education is part of the national school system. She values the cultural and developmental benefits of children acquiring a second language, which is why she is really excited about joining EBI as a Mandarin Associate Teacher. She studied at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she majored in Philosophy and Asian Studies, and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Education at BATTI & Holy Names University. She lives in Oakland with her husband and two young daughters aged 6 and 2.
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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
Clio se graduó con una licenciatura de Smith College, especializándose en literatura comparativa. Enseñó jardinería y cocina en las escuelas primarias del Este de la Bahía durante seis años. Asistió a la escuela de posgrado en Vermont y completó una maestría en Enseñanza para la Justicia Social, con un enfoque en el papel de las bibliotecas escolares y de aula en la promoción de diversos libros. Más recientemente, ha trabajado en Marin Country Day School en los grados 2do y 3ro. Clio creció en Washington DC, donde fue a la Escuela Internacional de Washington.

Clio graduated with a BA from Smith College, majoring in Comparative Literature. She taught gardening and cooking in East Bay elementary schools for six years. She went to graduate school in Vermont and completed an MA in Teaching for Social Justice, with a focus on the role of school and classroom libraries in promoting diverse books. Most recently, she has worked at Marin Country Day School in the 2nd and 3rd grades. Clio grew up in Washington DC where she went to Washington International School.
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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
Gustavo es cantante, compositor y profesor de música. Criado en El Salvador, Gustavo comenzó a tocar la guitarra y a escribir canciones a los siete años. Como compositor, lanzó dos álbumes de música pop-rock: "Quiero estar contigo" y "Dame tu amor", logrando el reconocimiento en su país natal. La canción individual "Quiero estar contigo" fue muy popular en las estaciones de radio salvadoreñas. Como cantante, actuó como acto de apertura para artistas latinos como Franco de Vita y Cristian Castro. Enseña guitarra y canto a niños, adolescentes y adultos desde 2010, porque cree que la música podría ser una experiencia de compartir y construir comunidad a través de experiencias educativas. Además de su pasión por la música, tiene una licenciatura en Comunicación y un diploma en administración de proyectos culturales, que han respaldado su desarrollo en el campo educativo.

Gustavo is a singer, songwriter and music teacher. Raised in El Salvador, Gustavo began playing guitar and writing songs at age seven. As a songwriter artist he released two albums of pop-rock music: "Quiero estar contigo" and "Dame tu amor", achieving recognition in his native country The single track "Quiero estar contigo" was very popular in Salvadoran radio stations. As singer he performed as opening act for mainstream latin artists like Franco de Vita and Cristian Castro. He has been teaching guitar and singing to kids, teenagers and adults since 2010, for he believes that music could be an experience of sharing and building community through educational experiences. In addition to his passion for music, he has a bachelor degree in Communication, and a diploma in cultural projects administration, which have supported his development in the educational field.
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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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April Mallare

Maestra de inglés de quinto grado
5th Grade English Teacher
amallare@ebinternacional.org
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April Mallare

Maestra de inglés de quinto grado
5th Grade English Teacher
amallare@ebinternacional.org
April was born and raised in San Jose, CA. She has lived in Southern California with her husband, our very own Dr. Mallare, and son for the past four years. April brings over 10 years of experience in education as a teacher, mentor teacher, curriculum specialist, STEM Coordinator, and Technology Integration Coach. April has a B.A in Psychology, an M.Ed. in Cultural Diversity in Teaching Instruction, and a CA Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She also received a specialized certificate in Blended Learning from Santa Clara University. April loves to garden and teach her son about growing fruits and vegetables. April and Dr. Mallare love to try new cuisines and restaurants. 
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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 nació en Berkeley y ha vivido en casi todos los lugares del Área de la Bahía, excepto San Francisco. Ella ha trabajado con niños desde que era una niña. Adwoa comenzó a trabajar como Especialista en Educación Multicultural. Desde entonces, ha trabajado como ayudante, directora de un programa extracurricular, un P.E. Profesor, formadora de profesores de inglés, profesora de primer, segundo y tercer grado, y profesor de ciencias, matemáticas e inglés. Adwoa ha enseñado ciencias a estudiantes desde Kínder hasta la escuela intermedia, matemáticas a estudiantes desde preescolar hasta la universidad, y todas las demás materias, incluido inglés, desde preescolar hasta primaria.

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 from kindergarten through high school, math to students from pre-school to college, and all other subjects, including English, from pre-school through elementary school.
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Beatriz Martínez

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
bmartinez@ebinternacional.org
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Beatriz Martínez

Maestra de pre-kínder
Pre-Kinder Teacher
bmartinez@ebinternacional.org
Beatriz Martínez es hispanohablante, originaria de Colombia y ahora reside en Oakland con sus dos hijas y su esposo. Beatriz es la última incorporación de EBI al equipo español de PK, pero ha estado involucrada con EBI en varias capacidades a lo largo de los años. Le apasiona ayudar a los niños a prosperar, así como brindar apoyo continuo a sus familias. Beatriz tiene una licenciatura en educación de la primera infancia, experiencia como maestra de preescolar y como maestra asociada de español de segundo grado en EBI. Beatriz está muy emocionada de trabajar en EBI porque, como aprendiz de un segundo idioma, valora y comprende la importancia de la adquisición del idioma. Ella es una educadora entusiasta que brinda orientación positiva mientras sus alumnos aprenden orgánicamente español a la vez que comprenden los conceptos de Pre-K. En su tiempo libre, Beatriz disfruta llevar a sus hijas al parque, a nadar y a visitar la biblioteca.

Beatriz Martínez is a native Spanish speaker, originally from Colombia and now resides in Oakland with her two daughters and husband. Beatriz is EBI's newest addition to the Spanish PK team but has been involved with EBI in various capacities over the years. She is passionate about helping children thrive, as well as providing ongoing support to their families. Beatriz has a degree in early childhood education, experience as a preschool teacher, and as a Spanish second grade Associate teacher at EBI. Beatriz is very excited to work at EBI because as a second language learner herself, she values and understands the importance of language acquisition. She is an enthusiastic educator who provides positive guidance as her students organically learn Spanish while grasping Pre-K concepts. In her free time, Beatriz enjoys taking her daughters to the park, swimming and visiting the library.
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Michelle Martínez

Maestra asociada de primer grado
First Grade Associate Teacher
mmartinez@ebinternacional.org
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Michelle Martínez

Maestra asociada de primer grado
First Grade Associate Teacher
mmartinez@ebinternacional.org
 

Michelle creció en el área de la bahía. Se unió a la comunidad EBI durante el otoño de 2018 como maestra de Aventura. Michelle es maestra asociada para el 1er grado A. Descubrió su pasión por los Derechos del Niño durante un programa de escuela secundaria en 2015. Desde entonces, se ha ofrecido como voluntaria en programas que ayudan a los niños a mejorar sus habilidades académicas, campamentos de verano al aire libre y escuelas de intervención temprana. Ella está emocionada de crecer y construir comunidad con la nueva clase de primer grado.

Michelle grew up in the Bay Area. She joined the EBI community during the fall of 2018 as an Aventura teacher. This year, Michelle is an associate teacher for 1st grade A. She discovered her passion for Children’s Rights during a high school program in 2015. Since then, she has volunteered with programs that help children improve their academic skills, outdoor based summer camps, and early intervention schools. She is excited to grow and build community with the new first grade class.
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Roy Martínez

Maestro asociado de español de tercer grado
3nd Grade Spanish Associate Teacher
rmartinez@ebinternacional.org
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Roy Martínez

Maestro asociado de español de tercer grado
3nd Grade Spanish Associate Teacher
rmartinez@ebinternacional.org
Roy es originario del Estado de México y se graduó de la Universidad Privada del Estado de México con un título en Pedagogía con enfoque en artes escénicas en el aprendizaje. Roy ha enseñado a estudiantes de primaria y secundaria en México y Estados Unidos y está encantado de seguir aprendiendo y ser parte de la comunidad EBI.

Roy is originally from the State of Mexico and graduated from the Private University of the State of Mexico with a degree in Pedagogy with a focus in performing arts in learning. Roy has taught elementary and middle school students in Mexico and the United States and is delighted to continue learning and to be part of the EBI community.
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Francisco (Alex) Mejía López

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

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

 

Alex nació en El Salvador y está casado con una maravillosa mujer salvadoreña. Juntos tienen tres hijos increíbles: dos hermosas niñas y un niño maravilloso. Alex estudió en la Universidad Nacional de El Salvador de 1998 a 2004 para obtener una licenciatura en enseñanza del idioma inglés. Trabajó como profesor en UNICAES (Universidad Católica de El Salvador) enseñando gramática y composición de inglés y también trabajó como profesor de traducción de inglés (estrategias de enseñanza para traducir inglés al español) en IEPROES (una guardería) en Santa Ana, El Salvador. Alex trabajó durante diez años como maestro principal en los grados 1-3 en la Escuela Primaria Lamatepec en la ciudad de La Libertad en El Salvador. Alex también tiene una Maestría en Consejería Familiar y ha ayudado a muchas familias a desarrollar planes educativos para sus hijos que van desde los siete hasta los diez años. Alex trabajó durante 12 años en las escuelas del Bachillerato Internacional del mundo como maestro del Programa de Año Primario. Ha trabajado en la Escuela Bilingüe Internacional desde 2015. Alex aprende continuamente y, a través de cursos de desarrollo profesional, siempre está aprendiendo técnicas nuevas y creativas para hacer que el aprendizaje sea divertido y significativo. Lo que más le gusta a Alex de sus estudiantes es su espontaneidad y curiosidad por aprender cosas nuevas. Planea escribir un libro que comparta sus experiencias de aprendizaje como maestro para guiar a otros educadores en su viaje de enseñanza a medida que aprenden tanto de sus habilidades más fuertes como de sus errores.

Alex was born in El Salvador and is married to a wonderful Salvadoran woman. Together they have three awesome children - two beautiful girls and an amazing little boy. Alex studied at the National University of El Salvador from 1998 to 2004 to obtain a B.A in English Language Teaching. He worked as a professor at UNICAES (Universidad Católica de El Salvador) teaching English Grammar and composition and also worked as a Translation English Teacher (Teaching strategies for translating English into Spanish) at IEPROES (a Nursery School) in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Alex worked for ten years as a lead teacher in Grades 1-3 at Lamatepec Elementary School in the city of La Libertad in El Salvador. Alex also has a Masters Degree in Family Counseling and has helped many families develop Educational Plans for their children ranging in ages from seven to ten years old. Alex worked for 12 years in the International Baccalaureate schools of the world as a Primary Year Program teacher. He has worked at Escuela Bilingüe Internacional since 2015. Alex is a continuous learner and through professional development courses, he is always learning new and creative techniques to make learning fun and meaningful. What Alex loves most about his students is their spontaneity and curiosity for learning new things. He is planning to write a book that shares his learning experiences as a teacher to guide other educators in their teaching journey as they learn from both his strongest skills and also, his mistakes.
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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 es de Guadalajara, México. Obtuvo su BA en Educación en México y obtuvo su Certificado de Profesor Asociado en Educación Infantil de Peralta College. Antes de unirse a EBI, trabajó como profesora de español en las escuelas de Albany. Se siente afortunada de tener la oportunidad de enseñar primer grado en EBI. Como maestra, el objetivo de Rosy es preparar a sus alumnos para un mundo mejor y alentar a los niños a ser indagadores. La hija de Rosy, Sofía, es antigua alumna de WBI. Cuando Rosy no está enseñando, le gusta llevar a su perro a dar largos paseos, leer y ver deportes.

 

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's daughter is an EBI alumni. When Rosy is not teaching she enjoys taking her dog for long walks, reading and watching sports.
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Tiffany Mok

Maestra de Inglés de cuarto grado
Fourth Grade English Teacher
tmok@ebinternacional.org
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Tiffany Mok

Maestra de Inglés de cuarto grado
Fourth Grade English Teacher
tmok@ebinternacional.org
Tiffany was born in Toronto, Canada but grew up in Hong Kong and Massachusetts. She has a BA in English Literature and a MA in Literary & Cultural Studies. She brings both national and international experience at the elementary and high school levels, having taught IB Diploma and IGCSE English in a bilingual school in Hong Kong before relocating to California where she taught 5th grade. She is excited to be in the Bay Area and to join the EBI community!
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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 es originaria de Los Ángeles, California, pero vivió muchos años en Guadalajara, México, donde estudió su programa de pregrado en turismo. Hace varios años, Deysi regresó a los EE. UU. y se estableció en East Bay. La familia de Deysi es latina y está muy orgullosa de sus raíces.

Deysi is originally from Los Angeles, California but lived many years in Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied her undergraduate program in tourism. A while 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.​
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Judith Morazán

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
jmorazan@ebinternacional.org
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Judith Morazán

Maestra de Aventura
Aventura Teacher
jmorazan@ebinternacional.org
 

Judith nació en Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Se graduó de la Universidad Católica de Honduras en Administración de Empresas y trabajó como secretaria en una organización sin fines de lucro de Alemania. Al mismo tiempo, participó trabajando con niños en actividades lúdicas para desarrollar y desarrollar la autoconfianza. Más tarde comenzó su propio negocio y luego se mudó al Área de la Bahía con su esposo. ¡Le encanta trabajar con niños y está muy emocionada de trabajar en EBI como maestra de Aventura!

Judith was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She graduated from Universidad Católica de Honduras in Business Administration and worked as a secretary in a Germany non profit organization. At the same time she was involved working with children in playful activities to build and developed self-confidence. Later started her own business and then moved to the Bay Area to her husband. She loves working with children and she is super excited to work in EBI as an Aventura teacher!
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Siobhan Noble

Maestra asociada de inglés de segundo grado
2nd Grade English Associate Teacher
snoble@ebinternacional.org
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Siobhan Noble

Maestra asociada de inglés de segundo grado
2nd Grade English Associate Teacher
snoble@ebinternacional.org
Siobhan is thrilled to join the EBI Community in the 2020-2021 school year as a second grade associate teacher.  Prior to working at EBI, she was an assistant teacher for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at a large East Oakland Charter School.  Siobhan grew up in Fresno, CA, but has lived in the Bay Area for many years and hopes to never leave this wonderful diverse place.  Siobhan has a masters degree in English with an Emphasis on Teaching Speakers of other languages and is currently earning her teaching credential and Masters in Education through BATTI.  She looks forward to helping create a strong and joyful classroom community. 
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Inés Olhaberry-Tisker

Maestra de kinder
Kindergarten Teacher
itisker@ebinternacional.org
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Inés Olhaberry-Tisker

Maestra de kinder
Kindergarten Teacher
itisker@ebinternacional.org
Bio Coming Soon! 
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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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Dee-Ann Panzera

Maestra de inglés de segundo grado
Second Grade English Teacher
dpanzera@ebinternacional.org
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Dee-Ann Panzera

Maestra de inglés de segundo grado
Second Grade English Teacher
dpanzera@ebinternacional.org
An enthusiastic, dedicated educator who has an exceptional love of learning. 

Dee-Ann graduated from teachers training college in Johannesburg, South Africa with a 4 year double diploma (HDip Ed PP/JP) specializing in teaching children from 6 to 10 years in age. She has had the privilege of working in the teaching profession for 20 years. Dee-Ann ran her own business, an educational robotics design and technology program, with emphasis on training teachers and giving back to the community. She got to meet and work with renowned speech and occupational therapists, enhancing her understanding of how students learn in different ways and has had a rich and diverse experience in educating children from all over South Africa. In December 2014 she relocated to the Bay Area from South Africa. Dee-Ann moved after winning our diversity visa in the green card lottery, she still didn't want to leave her home country and families but after her husband, Kevin, got an incredible job opportunity in San Francisco, Dee-Ann could not say no. They feel very fortunate to live this amazing adventure. They have a daughter, Gabriella, in Middle School and a son, Cameron, in High School and two rescue dogs who flew all the way from South Africa with us. Dee-Ann loves to learn and study, at the moment she is learning as much as she possibly can about IB PYP, having just completed her 1st level certification. She am in the process of learning all there is to know about the California educational system. Dee-Ann looks forward to this wonderful opportunity of being a part of EBI and getting to know and teach everyone of your 2nd graders.
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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
Melissa was born in California, her passion is emotional awareness among the children. Melissa volunteered for child development programs for three years such as Berkeley Arts Magnet and EBI. She was also a mentor for incoming freshmen and sophomores who had a hard time adjusting to Berkeley High School. Her goal as a Aventura teacher is helping the students communicate their feelings and to bring more awareness of children's personal and emotional needs to help them to improve their way of studying.
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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
Natalie is Peruvian-American who was born and raised in California. She studied as a Nursing Assistant at Contra Costa Academy. For the last five years, she has been working in customer service and as a babysitter. Natalie is excited to be an Aventura teacher and to be part of the EBI community. She loves painting and cooking in her free time.
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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
Alicia was born in Lima, Peru. She has been working at EBI since 2013 as a substitute teacher in different levels, as well as an Aventura teacher. This year she is excited about working in Aventura at PK classroom 2, and as an assistant teacher in Verde during the day. She loves reading, listening to music and walking on the beach. Also, her favorite hobby is solving puzzles.
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Jimmy Rivera

Maestro de ciencias de 5º grado y de la escuela intermedia. Coordinador de STEAM y de Educación al aire libre. Coordinador principal de la Olimpiada
5th Grade and Middle School Science Teacher. STEAM and Outdoor Educational Coordinator. Olympiad Lead Coordinator
jrivera@ebinternacional.org
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Jimmy Rivera

Maestro de ciencias de 5º grado y de la escuela intermedia. Coordinador de STEAM y de Educación al aire libre. Coordinador principal de la Olimpiada
5th Grade and Middle School Science Teacher. STEAM and Outdoor Educational Coordinator. Olympiad Lead Coordinator
jrivera@ebinternacional.org
Now in his second year at EBI, Jimmy will have an expanded teaching role this school year. In addition to teaching Middle School Science, he will also be teaching Grade 5 Science. This change will not only grow and strengthen our STEM programming, but will also prepare students for the transition to middle school. Born and raised in Chicago, Jimmy came to us via his experience teaching at the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI). While there, he taught Marine Science through several experiential learning activities such as hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling. He has brought this hands-on approach to science at EBI, where students know his classes will always include real-world references and authentic activities. As an added bonus, we were able to add a week-long outdoor educational trip to CIMI to the 7th graders’ curriculum—with Jimmy as one of their chaperones, naturally. His favorite hobby is spearfishing.
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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 Prekinder classrooms as well as in Aventura.
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José Rojas Ramírez

Maestro asociado Flotante de San Pablo
San Pablo Lower School Floater Associate Teacher
jrojas@ebinternacional.org
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José Rojas Ramírez

Maestro asociado Flotante de San Pablo
San Pablo Lower School Floater Associate 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 a coach for most 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

Maestro de español de 4to grado y gerente de currículo de español del PEP
4th Grade Spanish Teacher and PYP Spanish Curriculum Manager
rsaballos@ebinternacional.org
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Rita Saballos

Maestro de español de 4to grado y gerente de currículo de español del PEP
4th Grade Spanish Teacher and PYP Spanish Curriculum Manager
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, and she feels fortunate to belong to the EBI family.
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Licet Sandoval

Maestra de kinder
Kindergarten Teacher
lsandoval@ebinternacional.org
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Licet Sandoval

Maestra de kinder
Kindergarten 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 is very passionate about working with her team and students to learn in new and creative ways.
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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 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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Susy Segura

Maestra de español de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Spanish Teacher
ssegura@ebinternacional.org
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Susy Segura

Maestra de español de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Spanish Teacher
ssegura@ebinternacional.org
Ms. Susy is a native Spanish speaker originally from the country of Ecuador, where she previously owned and ran a school for 26 years. There she gained invaluable experience, exposing her to all aspects of education and education administration from the role of teacher to the role of principal. After immigrating to the USA, Ms. Susy became a Spanish teacher at Lighthouse Community Charter Public School in East Oakland. There she taught Spanish and ESL and loved to incorporate lessons about Latin American culture into her classes so that students become engaged and learn about their Latino heritage.

As a teacher, she uses a practical and flexible approach in order to promote interaction and incorporate student creativity. With 30 years of teaching experience, she is proud to have taught generations and to have seen some of her best students grow up to become successful contributors as adults. 

When she is not teaching, Ms. Susy enjoys singing, dancing, cooking, riding roller coasters and visiting Ecuador to see her family and kids, Joshua and Sarah. She is so excited to join EBI family and learn to become an even better teacher.   


 
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Melanie Slater

Maestra de STEM (3er-5to grado)
STEM Teacher (3-5th grade)
mslater@ebinternacional.org
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Melanie Slater

Maestra de STEM (3er-5to grado)
STEM Teacher (3-5th grade)
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. 
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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
Alberto was born in Cuba and he moved to California eight years ago. His passion is to contribute in comprehensive development for children and teenagers. He attended the University of Cuba and studied chemistry and philosophy. While taking those classes he found love for math, science and philosophy. He worked many years for the school district of Cuba from the high school to the university. Since He came to California, he set as a personal and professional goal to help children find their passion through school and make them aware of their dreams being possible.
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Ximena Soza

Maestra de Español de quinto grado
Fifth Grade Spanish Teacher
xsoza@ebinternacional.org
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Ximena Soza

Maestra de Español de quinto grado
Fifth Grade Spanish Teacher
xsoza@ebinternacional.org
Ximena Soza was born in Chile, she is an artist, poet and educator. She has worked with very diverse communities. She has worked children to adults with mental illness in a variety of settings, from Granda, Spain to the mountains in the south of Mexico and a small island in Chile. She is a Doctor in Philosophies of Urban Education, holds a masters degree in Cultural sciences of Education and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. As an educator, Ximena has worked as an educator in urban and rural areas designing an anti-racist curriculum for bilingual and intercultural settings.

As an artist, Ximena has participated in several collective exhibits, showing her work in different medias; stone carving, metal work and weaving across the United States, including universities, galleries and the Oakland Museum of California. Her traveling exhibit “Bajo las Suelas/ Underneath the Soles” has been presented in Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, Spain, Chile and Brazil. As a writer Ximena, has been awarded with a couple of literary prizes for her fiction, becoming part of Latin American short stories anthologies. She has also published in literary journals and her writing has been performed in several theater performances. 
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Chloé Suberville

Decana de Estudiantes para grados 5-8 & Maestra de lengua y literatura de la escuela intermedia
Dean of Students 5th-8th Grade & Middle School Language and Literature Teacher
csuberville@ebinternacional.org
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Chloé Suberville

Decana de Estudiantes para grados 5-8 & Maestra de lengua y literatura de la escuela intermedia
Dean of Students 5th-8th Grade & Middle School Language and Literature Teacher
csuberville@ebinternacional.org
Chloé was born in Mexico City from French parents and attended the Lycée Français in San Francisco, graduating with the French Baccalaureate. She completed her bachelor’s degree in International Development at McGill University in Montréal, and graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Masters in International Education. She recently was a Spanish teacher in rural South Carolina for two years and is so excited to transition into teaching English at EBI.
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Stephanie Valenica

Maestra asociada de pre-kinder
Pre-Kinder Associate teacher
svalencia@ebinternacional.org
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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
Carmen Vargas was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, México. At the young age of five years old she and her family migrated to the United States in hopes for a better life. During high school she developed an interest in child development since she loves working with children as she was a Sunday school teacher . She's currently in a community college getting transferable credits to obtain an education major. Her goal is to be an elementary school teacher and further her education by getting a Master's degree. She's looking forward to meeting you and learning more from her peers to be the best she can be at her job.
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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
Olga nació y creció en Colombia. Estudió en la Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, especializándose en Educación. También estudió Gestión de Instituciones Educativas, en la Universidad del Tolima en Columbia. Trabajó durante 20 años en educación en Columbia. A Olga le gusta viajar para aprender sobre otras culturas y comparte el amor por el fútbol con su hijo menor.

Olga was born and grew up in Columbia. She studied at the Javeriana University of Bogota, majoring in Education. She also studied Management of Educational Institutions, at the University of Tolima in Columbia. She worked for 20 years in education in Columbia. Olga likes to travel to learn about other cultures and she shares a love of football with her youngest son.
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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 nació en Lima, Perú y es licenciada en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas. Hace cinco años, llegó al Área de la Bahía con el objetivo de trabajar en el sistema educativo bilingüe. Trabajar con niños le ha dado una perspectiva diferente de la vida y ha cambiado sus valores y sentimientos de una manera que hace que se sienta más creativa y productiva dentro de la comunidad. Merly cree que el multiculturalismo en EBI es muy importante en la vida de un niño. Merly completó estudios para la enseñanza en educación infantil. Ella continúa estudiando para mantenerse actualizada en el área de educación y enriquecer su trabajo con niños.

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 teaching 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
Anita nació en Nicaragua y vive en el este de la bahía con su esposo y sus dos hijos. Se mudó a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía seis años y se crió en San Francisco. Anita estudió psicología y bienes raíces en el San Francisco City College. Anita se unirá a Adwoa como profesora de inglés asociada para K-1er grado. Su hija asistió a EBI y Anita se convirtió en parte del personal de EBI poco después como recepcionista del campus de Alcatraz. Su experiencia como madre y miembro del personal de EBI la inspiró a convertirse en educadora, y actualmente está inscrita en la escuela para ampliar su conocimiento del campo de la educación. Durante su tiempo libre le gusta escuchar música, escribir poesía, bailar y hacer viajes locales con su familia. Anita está emocionada de formar parte de la facultad y espera un gran año de aprendizaje con sus hijos.

Anita was born in Nicaragua and lives in the East Bay with her husband and two kids. She moved to the U.S. when she was six-years-old and was raised in San Francisco. Anita studied psychology and real estate at San Francisco City College. Anita will be joining Adwoa as an Associate English Teacher for K-1st Grade. Her daughter attended EBI and Anita became part of the EBI staff soon after as the Alcatraz campus receptionist. Her experience as an EBI parent and staff member inspired her to become an educator, and she is currently enrolled in school to expand her knowledge of the field of education. During her free time she enjoys listening to music, writing poetry, dancing and going on local trips with her family. Anita is excited to be part of the faculty and is looking forward to a great year of learning with your children.
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Sooz Worthing

Maestra de drama y diseño de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Drama and Design Teacher
sworthing@ebinternacional.org
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Sooz Worthing

Maestra de drama y diseño de la escuela intermedia
Middle School Drama and Design Teacher
sworthing@ebinternacional.org
Como maestra de teatro de la escuela intermedia, Sooz agregará diseño a su cartera en 2019-20. Es una gran combinación con sus puntos fuertes de enseñanza y su experiencia creativa. Además de su Maestría en Bellas Artes en Dirección, Sooz ha tomado el desarrollo profesional Design Thinking. En sus clases de teatro, nuestros estudiantes y sus familias han llegado a saber que Sooz tiene una habilidad natural para atraer y nutrir la creatividad individual de cada estudiante. En sus nuevas clases de diseño, Sooz planea utilizar un enfoque basado en proyectos, en el que los estudiantes continuarán explorando algunas de las identidades de diseño introducidas en años anteriores (diseñador de juegos, diseñador de moda, creador) y explorarán nuevas identidades de diseño como arquitecto, productor de medios, diseñador de producción teatral y artista gráfico. Ella ha pasado parte de este verano asistiendo a actividades adicionales de desarrollo profesional relacionadas con el diseño. Antes de EBI, Sooz enseñó en las escuelas del Área de la Bahía durante 22 años, incluidos 10 años en Park Day.

As the middle school drama teacher, Sooz will add design to her portfolio in 2019-20. It’s a great match with her teaching strengths and creative background. In addition to her Master of Fine Arts in Directing, Sooz has taken Design Thinking professional development. In her theater classes, our students and families have come to know that Sooz has a natural ability to draw out and nurture each student’s individual creativity. In her new design classes, Sooz plans to use a project-based approach, in which students will continue to explore some of the design identities introduced in previous years (game designer, fashion designer, maker) and explore new design identities such as architect, media producer, theatre production designer, and graphic artist. She has spent part of this summer attending additional design-related professional development activities. Prior to EBI, Sooz taught in Bay Area schools for 22 years, including 10 years at Park Day.
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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 es originaria de Tacna, Perú. Obtuvo una licenciatura en ciencias médicas y una maestría en obstetricia. Yovana es maestra asociada de primer grado en EBI; Le gusta aprender sobre el Programa de la Escuela Primaria del IB.

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.