Take a minute to meet the Colors of Spanish team. We look forward to meeting each of you in person as well!
Guadalupe, a native of the Bajio region of México, has been teaching Spanish to children and young adults in this area since 2003. She is part of the El Día de los Muertos, Petaluma committee and in 2011 was among seven individuals named as Latino community leaders in Petaluma by the Argus Courier. She leads the Colors of Spanish team and holds a Master’s Degree in Spanish, with a focus on early age acquisition of foreign language. Her classes encourage creativity, energy and the spirit of play!
Alex comes from a Puerto Rican family and has been supporting bilingual fluency for migrant families in West Marin for the last 10 years. She has a bachelor’s in Humanities, a master’s degree in Bilingual Education and has taught Spanish to groups and families over the past 5 years. Her own children are part of the Dual Immersion community and she brings to all of us her infectious energy and dedication to unified North Bay community!
Angélica has both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Education from her native Chile and a Master’s Degree in Spanish from Sonoma State University. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Chile for nearly two decades before moving to Petaluma in 2007. She is excited to share her culture, her love of painting and nature in our Spanish program!
Linsey has been a bilingual elementary school teacher in San Francisco starting in 2001. She holds a BCLAD in Spanish, a World Language-Spanish and an Art teaching credential and has a MA in education with an emphasis in Art. She has developed teaching guides for district teachers, taught art to K-3rd graders and helped to produce her school’s musical. And a non-academic side.. she was an Inverted Aerialist for the ’97-’98 US Freestyle Ski Team!
Maria Jose, originally from the south of Chile, brings over a decade of executive administration experience to our Petaluma based program. She is our Outreach coordinator and will lending her talents to expanding the Spanish program availability throughout Sonoma and Marin counties.
Maria Paz received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in her native Chile and teaching credential in California. As a child she received a bilingual education at an American school and is currently raising her own children to be bilingual. With a Theater Arts degree in Chile, experience with TPRS teaching methods, curriculum development and teaching in Waldorf-inspired schools she brings a lot of creativity and energy to her classroom!
Morna has lived for nearly a decade in South America, including Ecuador and Chile and holds a Bachelor in Spanish as well as a Master’s Degree in Hispanic American Literature from La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since returning to the States she has been working to help children become bilingual adults, both in the development of curriculum and within the classroom. Morna has worked in theater (directing children) is a musician and brings these talents and energy to each and every Spanish class!
Nancy is a native of Puerto Rico, with a Doctorate in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, a Masters in teaching English as a Second Language and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. In addition to teaching both adults & children with Colors of Spanish she instructs Spanish at Sonoma State University and the College of Marin. Teaching Spanish since 1994 she is also a competitive runner, and the winner of the ’97 Atlantic City Marathon. You will find this intensity & drive in each and every class she teaches!
Randy, our Adult Program coordinator, began teaching Spanish to adults after so many years of taking class he realized how many instructors were trained to teach for tests… grammar & vocab, without the focus on providing students something to discuss or in an environment in which to do it. In addition to teaching, he provides Latin American sales and support for a local engineering firm.