Nicole Teyechea McNeil, PhD
As the Director and Pedagogísta, has her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master’s in Bilingual Education. She is a national consultant on teaching students a second language. She has experience as a professor of bilingual education and early childhood at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. Dr. Teyechea McNeil has served as a Spanish immersion preschool founder/director, primary school teacher, secondary school teacher, curriculum coach, English Learner facilitator, Director of Second Language Acquisition, Council Member for First Things First and state coordinator for teacher evaluation and embedded professional development at Arizona State University. She loves the arts and playing with her three year old son, Michael, and five year old daughter, Ella.
Maestra Montse graduated from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. She is integral to educating the community on the benefits of Spanish Immersion at a young age and the Reggio-Emilia approach as the method used to engage young children in developing a second language early in life. Montserrat Camacho was born and raised in Mexico and loves teaching young children her native language. She loves traveling, cooking and learning about different cultures and language.
Maestra Cindy is leading the Mariposa class made up of 3 to 5 year olds. She studied Education and Cultural Diversity. She has 13 years of experience teaching literacy and language in both English and Spanish. Cindy is service oriented. She taught leadership and provided humanitarian service for almost 2 years in Peru. She is the youngest of four girls and enjoys hiking, art, learning through play and spending time with her two daughters.
Karla Marion Duran, 3 to 5 year old teacher
Maestra Karla has a passion for the environment and is studying Business Sustainability at ASU. She works with Maestra Cindy providing the Mariposas with fun, engaging and creative learning opportunities in Spanish. Karla Duran is trilingual and passionate about cultures and language. She enjoys sharing her native language with young children at the ELLA Studio. Karla loves being outdoors, traveling and learning new things.
ELLA Studio has the following openings, please email resume and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org:
2 year old teacher: Must be bilingual and have extensive experience working with 2 year olds
Enrichment teacher: Must be bilingual and have extensive experience teaching Spanish to children ages 5 and up