Canta Teacher (starting Spring 2016)
Multiculturalism runs in my blood. I am a Venezuelan native with Italian and Lebanese heritage. I have been traveling all my life since I was a little girl and have lived in Mexico, South Korea, Venezuela and the US. I am always so mesmerized by different cultures and enjoy adopting new traditions.
I decided to move to the U.S pursuing a PhD in Health Psychology. While I was a clinical Psychologist in my home country, I became very interested in the way humans can heal through love, positive emotions and self-determination. However, while I was working on my masters I got the best gift of my life yet, my first son. He changed my life forever in the most wonderful and unexpected way. I decided to dedicate my time to my family.
The journey of parenthood has opened a door to so much knowledge and enlightenment that it created a whole new reality of experiences to explore and grow along with my son and husband. I have understood the deepness of real and truthful connection to another human being where emotions play a central roll in development and self improvement. Through that journey I discovered Semillitas, where I could reinforce my son's Spanish acquisition as well as having a stress free time to have fun and connect with my child an other great mothers. I loved it so much that I decided to become a part of it. Working at Semillitas is an opportunity I treasure since it allows me to be surrounded with some of the things I love the most- interacting with small children, nurturing and learning from each other while having fun and singing! Because, well...who hasn't dreamed about being a singer?
I am eager to meet every single one of our families and offer guidance to the process of learning Spanish while enriching my life with the experience of meeting new people with different backgrounds, mindsets and cultures.
Things I love: Learning new things, little humans (aka babies and toddlers), baby animals, music and desert.
Favorite phrase: "Love and compassion are necessitates, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." - Dalai Lama
"I am picking up Spanish much more quickly than I did in high school and college because of the teacher's movements and gestures with each song. They should teach Spanish this way to adults!! My daughter is really learning the songs as well...it is wonderful to hear her singing in Spanish."
- Kristen T.