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Head of School

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Paul Russell Fulce

Academic Director
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Paul Russell Fulce

Academic Director
Paul graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and his Master’s degree in Education.  He also holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from Sam Houston State University, Texas. Following his career as a Science Teacher, Paul joined Uplift Education, a leading charter school organization in Texas and helped found Williams Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas. During his early administrative career, he was both a Middle School and High School principal at several highly ranked IB schools in Dallas.  In 2013, he moved to Spain and held the Middle and High School Principal post at Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona and then at the American School of Bilbao. He joined KSI in 2019.
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Claudia Andréa Ferrufino

Executive Director
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Claudia Andréa Ferrufino

Executive Director
Claudia has an MBA from Universidad de los Andes and is a professional Coach.  After her early career in  business management with experience in a wide variety of business functions, she started her own micro-enterprise.  Having sold this business, she moved into the education world,  taking up the post of Administrative and Financial Director of Uniandinos, an alumni organisation of 13000 members. From here, she was appointed as the first non-professorial Director of the MBA program of the Universidad de los Andes, where she was able to introduce improvements for the benefit of the educational program and the students.

Leadership

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Anabel Garcia

Finance and Operations
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Anabel Garcia

Finance and Operations
Anabel Garcia is trained in Public Accounting and has over twenty years' experience in Finance and Administration. Her previous roles have been working with multinational companies and for NGO's supporting development projects, budgets and promoting stronger finance systems. In her free time Anabel enjoys traveling with her family, helping in a local NGO with displaced people and in the Christian Church.
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Maria Angelica Cuellar

Human Resources
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Maria Angelica Cuellar

Human Resources
KSI Bogotá's Human Resources Manager, Maria Angelica Cuellar joined our team in 2017. She has over 10 years of experience in Human Resources, including developing HR processes and policies, employee relations, performance management, recruitment, benefits, compensation and training. Her career has included management positions with companies across various industries, including, manufacturing, petroleum services, and restaurants. Maria earned her specialization in Human Resources from Externado and her Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Distrital University. Angelica has spent 10 months in London, learning English.
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Deyanira Vargas Prieto

Secondary and IBDP Coordinator
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Deyanira Vargas Prieto

Secondary and IBDP Coordinator
My best wishes to all. I am Deyanira Vargas, I have had the wonderful experience of working in the educational field playing different roles. I have been a teacher and manager for 22 years, of which 11 years have been experience in the programs: PYP, CAS and DP of the IB model. I am a passionate woman and in love with life, I love literature, philosophy, cultures and human development. Enjoy travel and good conversation I am a person convinced of the added value that in any institution has human talent. I am a certified trainer and I have specialized in the fields of life coaching and coaching for children and adolescents. For me, working as a team and good communication are determining factors in the scope of common achievements. I believe in the transforming capacity of education and I am passionate about the challenge of educating better human beings in this historical moment I feel very fortunate to be part of this leadership team. I hope to learn a lot from the hand of Paul, Claudia and all of you and I hope I can contribute much from my knowledge and experience.
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Ms. Vanessa Romero

Primary and PYP Coordinator
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Ms. Vanessa Romero

Primary and PYP Coordinator
Vanessa holds a Master's Degree in Education from Externado University and holds a Certificate in International School Leadership. Before joining the KSI team in 2012, she was a teacher and team leader in a local International School. Vanessa always strives to promote a safe and happy learning environment for all students. She supports teachers in carrying out the school´s mission to provide a meaningful education experience.

Teaching

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Camilo Escobar Pazos

Art Teacher, Reception - Year 13
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Camilo Escobar Pazos

Art Teacher, Reception - Year 13
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Sonia Castro

Homeroom Teacher, Year 9
Science & Physics Teacher
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Sonia Castro

Homeroom Teacher, Year 9
Science & Physics Teacher
Sonia joined KSI in 2017 and holds a Master of Science Degree in Physics, Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering and a Bachelor of Physics from Los Andes University. Sonia started as a university teacher when she was doing her masters but soon found her passion was in teaching High School students. For the last eight years, Sonia has been attending multiple workshops by the IBO to further develop her skills as a DP and PYP teacher. Sonia has been a valuable member of the team of authors for the Physics MYP e-assessment, is a passionate writer of exams and unit design. Sonia believes KSI encourages creative and innovative ways to teach, in a respectful and challenging environment, and strives to allow students to 'Be all they can be'.
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Angi Marcela Duarte Buitrago

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher
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Angi Marcela Duarte Buitrago

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher
Marcela studied Analysis, Development of Systems and graduated in 2010. In 2013 she began her studies in Psychology at Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz, now she is in her eighth semester. Marcela is very interested in the behavior of humans and the way humans learn.

Marcela has been working in schools for seven years and joined KSI Bogotá in 2014. Marcela enjoys working at KSI Bogotá and spending time with children. She loves learning and her experiences have allowed her to grow both personally and professionally.
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Rebecca Andrea Cruz Villalta

Philosophy and History Teacher
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Rebecca Andrea Cruz Villalta

Philosophy and History Teacher
I am originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. I came to Colombia 6 years ago to study, and fell in love with the country; Bogotá, with its turmoil and its cosmopolitan feeling and possibilities, felt like my type of home. I hold a Bachelor degree in Philosophy and another in Languages and Sociocultural Studies from Universidad de los Andes, currently I am finishing my master’s degree in Philosophy. My last job was as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, in Universidad de los Andes, where I taught critical reading and writing. There I confirmed my vocation as teacher; as one, I could entwine my belief that education is the way for a reflexive and equal society, with my love for public speaking and getting people excited about interesting questions and ideas. Besides teaching, I enjoy reading texts that make me see things in a different light, listening to soulful and funky music, traveling and making people laugh.
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Nelsy Alexandra Ramirez

Chemistry Teacher, Years 10-13
Mathematics Teacher, Years 8 & 9
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Nelsy Alexandra Ramirez

Chemistry Teacher, Years 10-13
Mathematics Teacher, Years 8 & 9
Nelsy is chemistry teacher (bachelor's degree) with 9 years experience. I am also chemistry teacher, preparing students for "Prueba saber" and Universidad Nacional exams. Soon, I will start with my Masters in Biochemistry. I am ready to learn a lot of you, and I am really happy to be part of this team.
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Daniella García

Maths & Biology Teacher, Year 7
Technology & CAS Teacher
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Daniella García

Maths & Biology Teacher, Year 7
Technology & CAS Teacher
Daniella is from Bogotá, Colombia and joined KSI in 2017. She holds a Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Biology and Microbiology from Los Andes University. She studied at an IB school and got her IBO diploma when she graduated from school. She started as a private tutor, then while she was doing her masters she was a university teacher. Four years ago she noticed her passion was education and started working in high schools. Since then she has been devoted to improving her skills and knowledge by attending multiple IBO workshops to develop as a DP and MYP teacher. Last year she became an IB examiner for DP Biology.
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Mr. Christopher Higgins

Homeroom Teacher, Year 6
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Mr. Christopher Higgins

Homeroom Teacher, Year 6
Christopher Higgins is from Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) with a Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems, focusing on Latin America and International Trade and Development. Christopher has been teaching English for 10 years with several years experience teaching science, agriculture and maths in elementary school. Christopher also has 4 years experience as a fifth grade homeroom teacher. His teaching career has found him working in South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. Christopher enjoys public speaking, capoeira, meditation, hiking, camping, rock climbing, travelling, cooking, socialising, and reading. Christopher has found KSI to be a fulfilling environment to develop his professional career. The challenges it presents, allows for the development of his creative and critical thinking skills. He looks forward to supporting his team and developing his career at KSI.
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Ms. Cristina Leon

Homeroom Teacher, Year 2
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Ms. Cristina Leon

Homeroom Teacher, Year 2
Cristina studied Early Childhood and Elementary Education at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and graduated in 2014. Although she was born and raised in the United States, her Colombian family raised her to be bilingual which has been a useful tool while teaching and living in Bogotá. Cristina finds an international environment educative and loves learning about different cultures while travelling. She enjoys sports such as cycling and horseback riding and loves the varying environments Colombia has to offer. Cristina is happy to be a member of the KSI community and is grateful to have made lifelong friends during her time at KSI Bogotá. She adores her students and is grateful for everything they have taught her since beginning her educational career.
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Mike Mackenna

English Teacher, Year 11 and DP
Homeroom Teacher, Year 11
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Mike Mackenna

English Teacher, Year 11 and DP
Homeroom Teacher, Year 11
Mike is originally from Niagara Falls, New York and has seven years of experience teaching IB English in Bogotá. He is married to a Colombian named Luisa, and they have a son named Samuel. Mike holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado, a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language from Grand Canyon University and he is a certified English Language Arts teacher in the state of New Jersey.
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Natalia Quiñones Morales

Mathematics Teacher, Year 10 - 13
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Natalia Quiñones Morales

Mathematics Teacher, Year 10 - 13
Natalia Quiñones Morales has a Physics degree from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional of Colombia. She is trained in instructing the IB Diploma Program Mathematical Studies Standard Level and Mathematics Standard Level. Natalia has more than 15 years' experience as a teacher in Primary and Secondary for Physics, Mathematics, Geometry and Logic. She considers teaching a good opportunity to help the world and children. Natalia enjoys spending time outdoors, and with her pets.
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Andrea del Pilar Laguna Pineda

Primary PE Teacher
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Andrea del Pilar Laguna Pineda

Primary PE Teacher
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María Teresa Dugand Pinedo

Spanish Teacher, Reception - Year 3
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María Teresa Dugand Pinedo

Spanish Teacher, Reception - Year 3
María Teresa graduated from the University of San Buenaventura, majoring in Education, with further specialisation in Preschool Education. She has more than 25 years' experience in the Preschool and Primary levels as a Homeroom teacher, as well as a teacher of Spanish and Religious Education. She has been part of the KSI family for 3 years.
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Alvaro Mauricio Salazar Palmet

Business and Economy Teacher
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Alvaro Mauricio Salazar Palmet

Business and Economy Teacher
Alvaro Salazar is from Barranquilla. He has a Bachelor Degree in International Business of Universdad del Norte, and is currently studying  the 3rd term of Master in International Management at Universidad de la Sabana. He has been IB Economics teacher for 4 years and also IB Examiner for Economics DP for the same time. In his spare time he likes running and going out with friends. Reading about business and management is also a hobby for him. As a curious data he speaks german.
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Mrs. Maria Cristina Rengifo

Reception Teacher
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Mrs. Maria Cristina Rengifo

Reception Teacher
Maria Cristina earned her Bachelor's degree in Pre-school Education in 1986. She has over 30 years' experience teaching in a self-contained classroom; teaching students from ages 2 to 14. Maria Cristina has previously worked at an English School in the Special Education Needs department. She likes to teach students songs, games, origami and reading comprehension activities. She believes there are many things she has learnt from her students throughout her life and there is still so much more to be learned.
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Sebastian Casallas Roa

Library
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Sebastian Casallas Roa

Library
Sebastian is currently completing his qualification in English teaching from La Gran Colombia University. Sebastian studied Civil Engineering at Escuela Colombiana de Ingenierã Julio Garavito but he soon fell in love with the English Language and being able to teach it was his passion. Sebastian is always interested in learning new skills and completed a German language course at Goethe Institut in Schwãbisch Hall, Germany. Sebastian also travelled to England for a year to take part on a Volunteering Programme. Sebastian's favorite hobbies are playing soccer, cycling, watching sports, listening to music, spending time with his family; he loves his dogs as well as reading and travelling the world.
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Mariana Correa Varela

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher
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Mariana Correa Varela

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher
Mariana was born in Bogotá but grew up in Miami and Cali. She holds a Bachelor's degree in literature from Georgetown University. Before coming to KSI Mariana worked at the Montessori British School as a Social Studies teacher for 1st grade, 4th grade and 8th grade. Before that she worked for Atlas Corps, and NGO based in Washington DC, recruiting native English speakers to teach in Colombian public schools.
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Jonathan Hugo Davies

English Teacher
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Jonathan Hugo Davies

English Teacher
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Andrea Roa Africano

Spanish Teacher, Year 4 -7
Homeroom Teacher, Year 7
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Andrea Roa Africano

Spanish Teacher, Year 4 -7
Homeroom Teacher, Year 7
Andrea Roa has a degree in Education from the University of San Buenaventura. She developed specialist knowledge in teaching Spanish as a native language, from her time at the National Pedagogical University, and the Competent Reader Program from the Alberto Merani International Foundation. Andrea is training in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Throughout Andrea's 15-year career in education, she has worked across all levels of Primary and Secondary education in different schools in Bogotá.  Andrea is always reflecting on the reader and writer process, language acquisition and knowledge integration. Andrea has been part of the KSI family for seven years, shares the KSI philosophy and firmly believes in education as a tool to progress all societies.  Andrea's hobbies include spending time with her family and pet, walking, traveling, reading and enjoying nature.
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Diana Isabel Mejia Montoya

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher
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Diana Isabel Mejia Montoya

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher
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Fabian Enrique Prieto Ayala

Secondary PE Teacher
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Fabian Enrique Prieto Ayala

Secondary PE Teacher
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Diego Guillermo Villamizar Ortega

TOK & History Teacher
Politics Teacher
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Diego Guillermo Villamizar Ortega

TOK & History Teacher
Politics Teacher
Diego holds a degree in business and a postgraduate in Philosophy. he is the kind of teacher who is eclectic and finds great pleasure in teaching areas concerning the human sciences. Diego's last job was at Bilingue de Santa Marta where he learned how to excel in diverse environments and cultures, and has become really appreciative of Colombia's regional differences and possibilities. Diego is highly interested in the areas he is currently teaching at KSI as finds them challenging. He has also come to acknowledge the great quality of students at the school and the great respect they share for the teachers, enabling a fantastic environment for work. Currently Diego is pursuing interest in areas such as entrepreneurialism and technology.
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Felipe Corredor Téllez

Music Teacher
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Felipe Corredor Téllez

Music Teacher
Felipe graduated from the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in Bogotá, majoring in music with an emphasis in composition and arrangements and after that obtained a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in academic composition from Universidad EAFIT in Medellín. He started working in the IB program two years ago and have experience both in PYP and MYP and this is his first year at KSI. He has always had an interest in traditional folk music, especially Colombian folk music, since he believes that the best way to understand the music of others and different musical languages is to understand one’s own. Moreover, He is sure that music teaching and learning works the same way as languages do, so in his classes he tries to make it as natural as possible.  

Administration

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Sindy Carolina Mendez Susatama

Nurse and SG-SST Coordinator
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Sindy Carolina Mendez Susatama

Nurse and SG-SST Coordinator
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Kelly Alexandra Peña

Admissions Coordinator
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Kelly Alexandra Peña

Admissions Coordinator
Kelly is a Business Administrator and holds a Master in Marketing from the Universidad de los Andes. She has over 9 years of experience in the management of commercial teams, as well as in the planning and execution of marketing strategies, information analysis and market research. Kelly holds a certification in advertising and digital analytics. Results oriented, strategic thinking, with excellent oral, written and relationship communications. With leadership skills and development of others.
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Lizeth Alejandra Pinzón Duarte

Human Resources Assistant
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Lizeth Alejandra Pinzón Duarte

Human Resources Assistant
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Paula Andréa Romero

Operations Coordinator
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Paula Andréa Romero

Operations Coordinator
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Alonso Novoa

ICT Coordinator
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Alonso Novoa

ICT Coordinator
Alonso is a professional trained in the area of Information Technology and Communication (ICT), Design Engineer and Electronic Automation, focused on robotics and artificial intelligence at the De La Salle University. Diego is an expert in QMS (QMS) of ICONTEC International, internal audit according to current quality standards, complaints and claims management, information technology and environment NTC ISO 9001, 14000, 19011 and 27001. He has experience in mechatronic engineering, industrial engineering, project management, leadership, radio and television production. He has 26 years of experience in the industry, and worked in telecommunications, educational and religious companies before joining the KSI group.
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Sandra Naranjo Ovalle

Academic Secretary
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Sandra Naranjo Ovalle

Academic Secretary
Sandra Naranjo is originally from Cali, Colombia and has over 20 years' experience in education. She has worked for different recognised schools in Cali and Bogotá as director of Primary school, academic coordinator and well-being coordinator. She holds an Administración Educativa degree, specialisations in curricula, evaluation and teaching for understanding, English as a second language in St John Centre in St Catherines, Canada. She is also a two star auditor EFQM and ISO 9001. She currently works as coordinator of immersion programmes in English in Canada and England. She is currently is applying for a Master in Spain.

Student Support

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Fanny Yaneth Cangrejo Gomez

SEN Case Manager
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Fanny Yaneth Cangrejo Gomez

SEN Case Manager
Fanny Yaneth  studied Psychology, and completed her Master's degree in "Clinical Psychology and Family Therapy" from Santo Tomás University. She has been working as a Psychotherapist for nine years, focusing on childhood, adolescence and family dynamics. Fanny has six years of experience in educational institutions, having worked on prevention and promotion programmes, learning difficulties in children and adolescents.
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Edgar Alberto Urrea Mendoza

Counsellor
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Edgar Alberto Urrea Mendoza

Counsellor
I've been working in the fields of Psychology and Education for the last 10 years in Colombia and Argentina, cultivating my career in schools, mental health services, and my private counseling practice. As I've deepened my understanding of the human mind and development I've come to be passionate about the crucial role of educators and caregivers, them being the ones that actually shape the ethos of a generation. Although we haven't formally met yet, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside you and the rest of the team towards the shared goal of providing our students with the best possible environment for their educational, mental, and emotional growth. In my personal time I've been devoted to starting and growing a consulting practice, a project taking its baby steps by now. As a long-time fan of rock and metal music, I also enjoy playing instruments and curating my ever growing collection of rare CD's in the company of my wife and my two cats. My friends know me as someone curious, loyal, and with a liking to bad puns and conspiracy theories. 

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