Evelyne Vetil: French Elementary Lead Teacher
Evelyne is an AMS 6-9 certified teacher from France, and has lived in Canada and the US for over 20 years. She holds a French degree, and worked in the Québec public health sector before pursuing a career in education. She taught French at Raleigh Montessori Middle School and was teaching and tutoring using the CNED curriculum, when she decided to join IMS. Her passion and dedication to the French language and culture combined with her interest in child development led her to become a Montessori teacher. Evelyne has been at IMS since the beginning of our Elementary program four years ago. This Fall Evelyne is starting a Distance Master’s degree in “Didactique des langues, Français Langue Etrangère” with a French University. Her interests outside of teaching are spending time with her husband and their three children, reading, cooking, and traveling.
Francisco Albornoz: Spanish Elementary Lead Teacher
Francisco is an AMS 6-9 certified teacher from Venezuela. He holds a university degree in Marketing and Advertising. This is his fourth year at IMS, and he has been here since the beginning of our Elementary program. Francisco left the corporate world and joined our school to embark on a career as an educator. In addition to feeling very fulfilled by this change, he greatly respects the Montessori approach to education. Outside of his love for teaching, he enjoys spending time with his son Lucas, traveling, languages, cultures, and volunteering.
Kelly Yupanqui: Spanish Elementary Assistant Teacher
Kelly is from Peru, where she earned her Bachelor of Elementary Education degree and her Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration. She is currently working on her 6-9 AMS certification. She has more than 15 years of experience teaching preschool and elementary, at both public and private schools in Peru and the USA. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her son, Emmanuel, and her husband Beny. She also loves to dance, sing and play guitar.