TEFL-Certified English for Spanish Speakers


Barranquilla / Bogotá / Cartagena de Indias / Guadalajara / Puerto Vallarta

US Experience
My US teaching experience includes Art instruction for grades 6, 7, and 8 with Baltimore City Public Schools (2002), and Art instruction to ages 6-14 with the Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club of the United Way in Atlanta, GA (1996). Both programs required teaching creative medium and techniques as well as reading and writing curriculum, which was applied through the study of artists and art history.


With my “Mini Me” English student. Barranquilla, Colombia August 2014

International Experience
In December 2012, I graduated from the International Teacher Training Organization in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where I earned a Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I also completed online courses in Business English and TESOL Technology through ITTO’s online learning program.

After earning my TEFL Certificate, I taught English to ages 10 through adult in a small language center in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco (outside Guadalajara), before relocating to Puerto Vallarta, where I taught Informática to preparatory-level students at the British American School. In 2014, I taught English at Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano in Barranquilla, Atlántico as a WorldTeach Colombia Volunteer. From 2015-2016, I was the Area Director of Information Communications Technology and a teacher of English Literature and Creative Writing with Aspaen Gimnasio in Cartagena de Indias, Bolivár Colombia.

Prior to receiving my TEFL Certificate, I earned accreditation in Travel Writing and WordPress Web Development with Sacramento Unified School District and studied Spanish at Sacramento City College. I also studied Multimedia at City College of San Francisco, and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Atlanta College of Art (founded 1905, merged with SCAD 2006).