We are excited to share that all positions have been filled, but we’re always happy to meet new talent. If you are interested in joining the team, please Contact Us
Here’s some information about the Owner and her family.
Jessa Depew took a sabbatical from her work as a Senior Medical Director for a small biotech company where she runs clinical trials in rare genetic diseases. Jessa received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tennessee and a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of the Pacific. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University. Jessa has been an active member of the Lung Transplant Foundation Board since 2014 and gives her time to support patients and families affected by lung disease. She and her husband, Jim, have 3 children at the Quad, Reeve (2nd Grade), Roman (1st Grade) and Avie (Toddler 3).
Jessa was an exchange student in France, so her boys also get exposure to French at home. Jessa’s father, Steve, is the onsite “Mr. Fix It” for the staff, and the resident Grandpa for the children. Jessa’s mother, Annie, also supports school activities. They are both retired and live in Atlanta to be close to their grandchildren.
Jim is a Plastic Surgeon in Marietta at The Plastic Surgery Center of the South. He earned his Undergraduate and Medical Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed an intern year in General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, followed by a 5-year General Surgery residency in Savannah, GA, at Memorial University Medical Center – Mercer School of Medicine. Jim then completed a 3-year fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He is double Board Certified in General and Plastic Surgery.
Jessa and Jim will take an active role to identify age-appropriate STEM activities for children at the Quad.
Profiles and backgrounds of our staff are below.
Ericka is a native Spanish speaker from Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. She has been in the Early Education field for 11 years. She completed an Early Childhood Care And Education Basics (Technical Certificate of Credit) from Southern Crescent Technical College in 2013 and obtained her Director's Certificate in 2015. She believes that teaching children foreign languages at an early age sets them up for a lifetime of success in any aspect of their lives. On a more personal note, Ericka enjoys the outdoors, fitness, and nutrition.
"Cuando puedes hablar con la gente en su propio idioma, profundizas las conexiones y la comprensión. Aprender 4 de los 5 idiomas principales del mundo a una edad temprana le da a un niño toda la vida para beneficiarse de las amistades interculturales, oportunidades profesionales más extensas, emocionantes aventuras de viaje y una visión más profunda de cómo otros ven el mundo.”
Inga was born in Germany but has lived most of her life in Atlanta. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a French Minor from the University of Georgia. Inga was a Lead English teacher for Toddler 3 through 1st grade students as well as the English Curriculum Lead. She has now transitioned to a role in administration as the Assistant Director and IB Curriculum Director. Prior to teaching at The Quad, Inga served as a Lead Preschool Teacher to 3-year-olds. She also taught English virtually to Chinese children, aged 4-14. Inga is a mother to Ethan (9) and Elise (6), who are a part of The Quad family. Before beginning her teaching career, Inga worked in Public Relations. In her free time, she loves to cook, go on adventures with her family, and travel.
“I grew up in a multilingual home (English and German), so I know the importance of learning more than one language. Languages are the keys that unlock the doors for us to truly explore and learn about other cultures."
Elizabeth Locey holds a Master of Arts with distinction and Doctorate in French Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bilingual and bi-cultural, she grew up in a French-
speaking academic family, first attending school in France (petite section de maternelle) inTours at age 2, and still speaks French at home with her husband, Thomas, who grew up on the Côte d’azur, and her daughter Anne-Charlotte.
A lifelong teacher, Elizabeth dedicated her scholarly career to French and Francophone literature (especially women writers), language, history, and the arts. She was Director of French for 13 years (over 5 years as chair of Modern Languages and Literatures) at Emporia State University prior to moving to Atlanta. After many years of teaching virtually, she was enchanted to find herself back in the classroom in 2022 at the École du Samedi. With her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, the International Baccalaureate Programme merges seamlessly with Elizabeth’s dedication to connecting the dots across disciplines to enhance global understanding and inspire new lines of inquiry. She is delighted to be joining The Quad Academy in its mission to create thoughtful, curious, and capable global citizens.
Ma philisophie de l’enseignement c’est de donner libre cours à la curiosité de l’élève, pour qu’il ou elle puisse trouver ses propres passions. A cet âge-là, l’esprit pétille déjà, et il ne suffit que d’un petit souffle pour qu’il s’enflamme et que l’horizon s’élargisse et s’éclaire.
Araceli is a bilingual Spanish teacher who had worked with Pre-K 3 through 1st grade students. She has been an educator in the field of early childhood education for the past 19 years. Araceli earned a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Instituto Justo Sierra of Acapulco, Guerrero México. She celebrates diversity and multi-linguistic learners in her classroom all year long! Araceli is impacted daily by the connections she makes with her students and has a particular fondness for teaching. She looks forward to being part of this successful educational program at The Quad this school year! In and outside of the classroom, reading, singing, and dancing are some of her favorite activities!
"By teaching a foreign language, you are speeding up a virtuous cycle where you become better at what you are doing simply by doing it. El lenguaje es más que una forma de comunicarse con los demás. Imbuidos en él están las costumbres, tradiciones y pasiones de una determinada cultura. A través del lenguaje, las historias de un pueblo, una forma de vida, se transmiten de manera matizada. La identidad, el alma, de un grupo de personas reside en las vocalizaciones sincopadas y únicas de su lengua materna."
Guan Lao Shi graduated from University of Han Shan Shi Fan with a Bachelor degree in Chinese language and literature & Chinese primary education. She then worked as an Elementary Teacher at the Primary school of Jin Sha and the Primary school of Bei Jing before moving to the United States in 2022. Our students respond really well to her. Guan has great energy with the kids, and we're excited to have her finish this school year as the Kindergarten homeroom teacher. She will also be the Chinese Teacher for 1st Grade and Pre-K 4 French moving forward.
"Hello everyone!I hope you are doing well . I am Ms. Guan. I have 4 years of experience as a head [Elementary] teacher. After the handover with Mr. Gao, I will be the head teacher of the Kindergarten. I like the innocence of the children very much. I hope that in the days to come, I can actively cooperate with the parents to create a harmonious environment for the children to grow up. If parents have anything about children,please communicate with me by email or message after 4:00 p.m,and I will give parents regular feedback on the specific situation of children every two weeks. In the days to come, I will continue to cooperate and communicate with Ms.Gao to ensure the quality of teaching".
My name is Yvette Russaw-Samples. I have over 29 years of working in the educational field. I worked in the public school setting for many years. I have a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership/Teaching as well as endorsements in Reading and Leadership. I have a very strong literary background, Literacy is my passion in terms of education and I served as a literacy coach for grades kindergarten through second grade. This was a position that I enjoyed immensely as it provided excellent leadership skills and development. Last summer I taught Culinary Arts. I have one daughter and two dogs whom I love with all my heart. I enjoy traveling, dining, dancing and spending quality time with family and friends.
Christine is a native from France, and is very proud to teach her language and culture to the students. She has been teaching for over 10 years. Christine attended college at the Atlanta Metropolitan University where she studied International business. She lived in England for 7 years and moved back to her hometown of Lyon for a year. For 3 years prior to joining The Quad, Christine taught at Tabula Rasa the Language Academy where she taught all grades up to the 5th grade. She also teaches 4th grade students at the Ecole du Samedi.
"I am pleased to be your child’s French teacher this year. I am very interested in having your support and working as a team with your family in order to have a very successful school year. Teaching is my passion but I also love to travel the world. I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel quite a bit with my husband Gregg and my two daughters, Malèna and Zoriana. I speak several languages including Ukrainian, Polish and some Spanish. I look forward to continuing to have a positive impact on the children’s growth and to have new discoveries with an amazing team of teachers at The Quad. Seul, on va plus vite...ensemble, on va plus loin."
Marvi is a native Spanish speaker from Caracas-Venezuela, graduated at the Universidad Central de Venezuela with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has been in the Early Education field for 12 years with a TCC credentials in Child Development Specialist. I love being a mother of my two teenagers’ children Joshua and Isabella who were the reason why I became a childhood educator.
I believe children have an internal timing and pacing to their development that is unique to each child. It is my goal to help my students develop in order to suit their individual needs. I love interacting with my students, singing songs, being dynamic, encouraging and nurturing.
“ Yo creo en la importancia de exponer a los niños a otros lenguajes y culturas alrededor del mundo y puedan llegar a ser Ciudadanos del mundo”
“ I believe that is important to expose children to other languages and cultures around the world, so they can become Global Citizens of the world”
"Hello everyone my name is Chelsea, I am currently a Senior at Kennesaw State University where I major in Elementary School Education. I was born and raised in New York and moved down to Georgia in 2012, when I was 13 years old to start High School. It has always been a dream of mine to help children in any way and I'm so glad that I found my calling in teaching our tiny humans. I'm so grateful to The Quad for giving me such an amazing experience, opportunity, and exposure to different cultures in such a diverse environment. I hope I will be able to create an enjoyable learning experience for your children."
Wenyan Chen is a native Chinese speaker from Wuhan, China. She had 10 years English teaching experience in Elementary school in China. Wenyan has made great achievements in English teaching and research and won the first prize of municipal competition. She was certified as a Chinese language teacher by the International Profession Certification Association in 2011. She has lived in the United States since 2012 and has been a Chinese lead teacher in Atlanta for Toddler to 3rd Grade for 8 years. She believes children learn best through play; she likes getting every student involved in her classroom and making her class fun and lively, as well as bringing multicultural experiences to her class. In her free time, she enjoys walking with family, watching movies, and listening to music.
Fanny is a native French speaker from Lille, France. She moved to Atlanta 3 years ago with her family. Her daughter Chloé, almost 11, is now fluent in English and her 6-year-old son, Louis, is in 1st Grade at the Quad! Fanny has been working for 11 years as a speech-language pathologist in the north of France. Since she arrived in, Atlanta she has worked at AIS as a substitute and French Language Support Teacher, and at L'Ecole du Samedi.
"En tant qu'orthophoniste et en tant que maman, venir vivre dans un pays anglophone était un énorme défi. Comment communiquer, apprendre, s'intégrer et s'épanouir quand on ne maîtrise pas la langue ? Mais les enfants ont progressé très vite. Et ils continuent de m'impressionner tous les jours. Je réalise que c'est une vraie chance pour eux : c'est une ouverture sur le monde qui leur servira toute leur vie."
Liliana is a native Spanish speaker from Venezuela. She graduated from Universidad del Zulia as a Lawyer. She was a University Professor of Law for thirteen years and was also a teacher at High School in Venezuela.
I have always loved teaching and creating fun strategies through art and music. "Los niños que hablan más de un idioma son más creativos y se adaptan fácilmente a otras culturas. Mi meta es que mis estudiantes exploren su curiosidad y expresen su alegría en el hermoso idioma español"
Li is a native Chinese speaker who came to the United States from China in 2014 and has been engaged in work related to Chinese cultural communication and Chinese language education. Li received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Changsha University of Science & Technology in Hunan, China in 1990. She has been teaching children of different ages to learn Chinese for 6 years. She also understands children's psychology and accumulates rich teaching experience. In 2016, Li was certified as a bilingual teacher by the American Foreign Language Teaching Council. She loves children, sports, and travel. She believes that mastering more than one language will open another window to explore the world for your children.
Ms. Millie is the new Toddler 3 and Pre-K 3 English Teacher. Her biography will be posted soon.
Gisele is a native French speaker from Africa. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Human resources from IPAG Paris - France. She has worked for several international companies as an administrative assistant and had been involved in some communication projects.
She joined her husband in the United States in 2014 where they have been raising their 3 children.
She has been working in a Nursery for the past 2 years and tutoring students in French. Mme Gisele was exposed to English and Spanish at an early age and thinks that learning foreign languages is the best way to communicate and know different cultures. She loves to be around children and looks forward to helping them develop their social, emotional, and physical cognition with fun. Gisele enjoys spending quality time with her family, cooking international meals, listening to music and meeting friends.
“I am so excited to be a part of your kiddo's learning journey at The Quad! Parler couramment plusieurs langues a de nombreux avantages pour l’enfant: ils seraient plus créatifs et auraient de meilleures compétences de concentration. Grâce aux langues, on est chez soi n’importe où."
Sra. Melissa was born and raised in Puerto Rico where she majored in Social Work. Adding to her studies, she is certified by The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators in Spanish. In 2009 she had the opportunity to work with children and the experience was so rewarding that it steered the future of her career in that direction. Sra. Melissa is a proud mother of two children who inspire her daily to make a positive impact in the intellectual development of other kids.
“It’s such an honor to join The Quadrilingual Academy family where the inclusion of multiple languages is a priority. Introducing a second language during the first years of life increases the child’s desire and ability to learn new skills. I look forward to being a part of your children learning where I can contribute to their bilingual education and overall experience. Sin lugar a duda forjar nuestros niños va atado de responsabilidad,compromiso y amor. Es para mi un honor ser parte de el desarrollo de personas capaces y con pensamientos diferentes. Apoyar su criterio y dirigir hacia la independencia es mi norte.”
María is a native speaker from Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. She received a bachelor of science in education from University Autónoma del Noroeste in 2018. She’s been working with kids since 2015 with different ages from 6 weeks to 8 years old. After completing her degree, she was a Lead Teacher for Pre-K. She moved to the U.S. in 2019 to be an aupair for 18 months taking care of 3 children and at the same time studying English.
After that, Maria start working as a nanny by her own. “I really enjoy working with kids because it’s not just fun, it is super interesting to learn each other every day and watch them grow intellectually".
"Enseñar el idioma es solo una cosa, enseñar, transmitir y expresar el idioma sería un kid completo. Aprender 4 idiomas en una edad temprana no les abrirá una sino múltiples puertas hacia el nuevo mundo, mi meta es brindarles las herramientas necesarias a través de actividades didácticas".
Cynthia Nishimwe is a French speaker from Burundi ( Central-East Africa). It has always been her dream to work with children. She believes that childhood is the foundation of who we become as adults. She plans to continue her studies and master in Child Psychology. She has been working in child care for almost 4 years; working with children aged from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Cynthia grew up speaking 4 languages ( French, Swahili, Kirundi, and Kinyarwanda) fluently. When she moved to the US in 2010, she added English and Spanish. One thing on her bucket list is to be able to speak 10 languages. Children who are exposed to other languages at a young age have the opportunity to open up their minds to other cultures, learn about diversity, how to communicate, and how to get along with others no matter where they're from.
I want to give my students the same opportunity I was given as a child. It is an immense pleasure to get to work with your little one. On va beaucoup s'amuser.
" Apprendre une langue c'est avoir une fenetre en plus par laquelle regarder le monde."
Wendy has been in the United States for 17 years and has long considered it her second home. As an ancient Chinese saying goes, traveling thousands of miles and reading thousands of books, Wendy has been to more than a dozen countries. Traveling has opened her horizon, increased her knowledge, and she fully realizes the importance of communication between people, nations and cultures, and language as the bridge of communication!
It takes ten years to grow trees but a hundred years to cultivate people. Children are the future of our world . If a child wants to grow up and become a useful person, early education is very important.
"I like children, I feel the teacher is a sacred profession, I have the honor to be a teacher, must live up to the expectation of the school and the parents and help the children to have a happy and productive beginning to their academic lives".
我的名字叫温迪。我在美国已经17年了，所以我一直把它当作我的第二个家 中国有句古话，“行万里路，读万卷书”，我去过十几个国家。旅行开阔了我的视野，增加了我的知识，充分认识到人与人、国家和文化之间交流的重要性，而语言是沟通的桥梁! 十年树木，百年树人。儿童是我们世界的未来。如果一个孩子想长大成为有用的人，早期教育是非常重要的。 我喜欢孩子，我觉得教师是一个神圣的职业，我很荣幸能成为一名教师，一定要不辜负学校和家长的期望，帮助孩子们有一个快乐和富有成效的学术生活的开端。
My name is Zina. I am a native French Speaker from Algeria. I received a bachelor’s degree in English as a second language in 2011. I have been working with kids since 2013.I taught French of different levels at Ecole Du Samedi for several years. I also spent several years as a child growing up in France. I speak four languages: French, Arabic, Berber, and English. I’m extremely committed and passionate about helping your children achieve their French language goals.
"Apprendre une langue c’est d’ouvrir les portes pour explorer mondes"- Ludwig Wittgenstein..
Adriana is from Venezuela where she studied Architecture at the University of Zulia. Adriana has been working with children of different ages for approximately 10 years, and loves doing manual activities with children to learn in a fun way.
Adriana has 2 children, one 9 and 10 years old.
Her goal is that children develop their motor skills in a free and fun way, full of happiness.
"It is a privilege for me to teach you my language, Spanish."
Alexia is a native French speaker from Congo. She obtained a Certificate in Computer Engineering in 2010 from South Africa and a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Programming in 2013. She has worked as an IT technician in Africa. Alexia is a skilled Autodesk Revit drafter and she enjoys using her free time to design homes using software like Revit, Lumion, and Chief Architect.
Her newfound passion is children. She loves being around them because "I learn a lot from them. My philosophy is that everyday is a wonderful opportunity to teach them new things and guide them."
"Pour finir je dirai que les enfants sont comme des éponges, en bas âge ils distinguent et reproduisent les songs facilement. Cela leur permet de parler facilement différentes langues et de s’adapter dans différentes cultures."
Catherine is a native Spanish speaker from Venezuela. She studied Aviation and Languages as French and English for more than 3 years at UCAB Universidad Catolica Andrés Bello.
Catherine is a musician, a flutist with more than 5 years of experience at the Symphonic Orchestra in Venezuela and 3 years receiving private lessons at home.
She has 5 years of experience teaching students from 5 months to 11 years old. Catherine loves teaching and doing fun activities with the children. “It's the best way we can teach them and speaking and singing all the time it’s the key. I have some courses done and I’m open to learn more to do the best as a teacher”. In her free time, she loves reading, traveling, and photography as a hobby. Catherine recently started gardening at home and really loves it.
“Aprender idiomas a temprana edad es una ventaja donde abres puertas y obtienes beneficios fructuosos en la vida”.
Sra. Genesis was born and raised in Venezuela. She has a degree in preschool education at Universidad Monteavila in Caracas, Venezuela. She started doing English courses during the summer since she was little and she has a good use of the language. She always had a nice connection with children and she feel so happy and complete after every course given so this way she knew being a teacher is what she loves to she knew that it had been the best decision.
"Para mi es sumamente gratificante participar en las primeras etapas de aprendizaje y poder ver la evolución y el desarrollo individual de cada niño durante el año escolar. Es lindo saber que formaste parte importante de su educación, valores e independencia”
Audrey is originally from France. She has a degree in Physical Education and Sports. She has worked in volleyball for more than 20 years (coach, event coordinator, communication, etc).
¨I started training at the age of 15. I also played at a good level. I had the chance to live from my passion for 20 years.
I am the mother of 2 children (Hugo and Loïse). I arrived in Atlanta in June 2022, after spending a year in Quebec. I am delighted to join the Quadrilingual Academy to teach physical education to your children. I would like to be able to pass on to them the values of sport that I have been taught: fairness, teamwork, equality, discipline, inclusion, perseverance, respect, ...¨
¨Le sport va chercher la peur pour la dominer, la fatigue pour en triompher, la difficulté pour la vaincre.¨ (Pierre de Coubertin)
Ana is a native Spanish speaker from Venezuela. She received a Bachelor of Social Studies in 2002. She taught at a special needs school as the Lead Teacher for 4 years. In 2001, she taught English and basic computer skills to Toddlers, Pre-K, and Elementary children. She later taught Pre-K and was the Teacher of the Year for 4 years in a row (2009-2013). Ana was promoted to Director before moving to Atlanta in 2018. She completed the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification in 2020. Ana is married and has 3 children. Victor (7), Ana Gaby (22) and Ana Vicky (18).
"Aprender otros idiomas fortalece el cerebro del niño y estimula su capacidad, en especial en las áreas del LENGUAJE, la MEMORIA y la ATENCIÓN. Enseñar a los niños otro idioma es abrirle las puertas a infinitas oportunidades que les dará la vida. Estudios dicen que "mientras más pronto empecemos, mejor!", por lo tanto, mi meta es ofrecerle esa oportunidad a los pequeños de dominar el español para que, cuando crezcan, sean adultos exitosos."
I am Litao Zhao. I received my Master degree in
civil and environmental engineering from
Southern Illinois University. I really love to
teach the children. After I received my master
degree I decided to teach my children at home.
Now I am very proud of them. My son is 11
years old. He entered the gifted program since
he was in kindergarten. My daughter is 14 years
old. She got all As in all of her advance-
placement courses since her middle-school. I
love to teach the children Chinese. I have been
teaching Chinese in the Atlanta Contemporary
Chinese Academy since 2021. I enjoy teaching
in Quadrilingual Academy. I will try my best to
take care of the children and teach them. Hope
they can learn more knowledge and culture
我叫赵莉涛。从南伊利诺伊大学获得环境工 程硕士学位。我喜欢从事教育行业，所以毕 业后，我决定留在家里教导我的孩子。现在 我非常为我的孩子们感到骄傲。我的儿子11 岁，在他上学前班时就考进了gifted班。我的 女儿14岁，她从初中起所有的课目都是AC课 ，并且每门课都能拿到A。我也非常喜欢教孩 子们学习中文。从2021年至今，我在亚特兰 大现代中文学校教中文。现在也非常喜欢在 这所四种语言学校教孩子们学习中文。今后 我会尽我最大的努力照顾和教导孩子们。希 望他们运用中文学到更多的知识和文化。
I am Natacha Kingoma, I was born and grew up in Democratic Republic of The Congo, Central Africa. I started my early education there from Kindergarten up to my 3rd year of Law School, after my 3rd year, I had an opportunity to move to the USA in 2009 and started all over. I went back to College at Chattahoochee Technical College where I earned a degree in Computer Programming in 2016. I worked as a Preschool Teacher at Benjamin Preparatory School. I enjoy using my free time to organize parties, cooking and traveling with my family. I am a Mom of 4 boys. I speak multiple languages. I speak fluent French, Lingala, Kikongo and English.
My name is Cristelle and I am from Saltillo, Coah. Mexico where I graduated from Universidad Interamericana para el Desarrollo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a specialty in Tourism, since I have always been passionate about different cultures,
I started working with kids ages 4 and up in 2010 on my mission trips. I came to the USA, North Carolina, in 2015 with the AuPair program for a family of 10. I also had the opportunity to go to Forsyth Tech to polish my English. I moved to Atlanta in 2017 after I got married and started working as a tutor and household manager.
In my free time I enjoy talking to my family in Mexico and visiting them is even better! I love riding horses, spending time and traveling with my husband and having fun plans with my friends.
Born in México, I received a certification to become an accountant assistant in México. I then spent 2 years in college at the Tecnologico de Chilpancingo in Guerrero, México to get a degree in Computer Science. I am a mother of 4 children, and they were the reason I decided to start a career in early childhood education. I started out as an Assistant Principal about 20 years ago. My duty was to provide training to new teachers and prepare the institution for different accreditations, (NAEYC- National Association for Education of Young Children, GA Center of Recognition or Distinction, etc.). I also made sure that all the information of both the enrolled students and teachers of the institution were complete and that all the requirements and regulations of “Bright from the Start” were fulfilled, after almost 10 years in that position I decided to try something new and I began to work with 2-year-old children. I was in that class for around 8 years and for the last 2 years I’ve been teaching Spanish to children of different ages. Through my years of experience, and dealing with my own children, I saw the importance and the ability of children to learn multiple languages.
Mme Hawa was born in Paris and raised in the Paris region. She has a degree in Education Sciences from La Sorbonne Paris Nord University. After teaching for 4 years in France as a school teacher, Mme Hawa decides to embark on her American dream. She first came to the New York French American Charter School (NYFACS) as an intern, then taught there as a French immersion teacher for 8 years. During her teaching years in the United States, Hawa obtained her Master's degree in Childhood Education & Special Education (Grades 1-6) at Touro College.
Hawa's pedagogy is based on the pleasure of learning. Her activities are interactive and fun, her goal being that her students enjoy learning as much as she loves teaching.
Hawa has just moved to Atlanta with her husband and their 3 children, the twins Tommy and Jerome and their baby sister Margot. Hawa loves to bake, read and write. She dreams one day of being able to write a saga as successful as Harry Potter.
"Enseigner est ma passion mon but est que mes élèves adorent apprendre autant que j'adore enseigner."
Aminata Fofana is a native French speaker from Burkina Faso in West Africa. She has an Associate degree of Arts from CCCC in Plano Texas since 2004. Aminata worked in her Country as a Regional Sales Executive for an International Telecommunication company for 13 years and enjoyed traveling all over the world to seek new opportunities. She was also a part-time French teacher in a daycare with students from different countries.
She discovered South Africa, Spain, France, Israel...and other wonderful places before moving to the USA in 2017 to be close to her husband. In the US, Aminata dedicated some time with American Express in Salt Lake City as Bilingual Technical support.
Now Aminata is returning to work with 'tiny humans', as she has always loved children from any race, religion and gender. "As I have not yet had children, I look forward to giving all my attention and affection to these angels". When she is not teaching, Aminata likes cooking, hiking, dancing, yoga and is a great chef.....
"Il n y a pas d'enfant difficile, ce qui est difficile c'est d'etre, un enfant dans un monde ou les gens sont fatigues, occupes sans patience et presses".
Maria is from Venezuela, where she received a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Carabobo, Venezuela. She was a teacher for 33 years for adults and adolescents. She has had a wonderful experience working with children in the USA since 2018 and is grateful for such beautiful experiences.
"Hablar, escuchar, leer y escribir en varios idiomas son habilidades lingüística que puede dominar un niño por su capacidad innata de aprender nuevos idiomas ya que su proceso cognitivo está en plena formación, lo cual le va a permitir desenvolverse plenamente en su futuro."
Vilma Martinez is from Panama City, Panama. She graduated from the University of Panama as a Early Childhood Educator with a specialty in Down Syndrome. She has over 35 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.
Her favorite motivational phrase that she likes to say to encourage students is "Dale con Fuerza, Tu puedes".
Srta. Vilma has her children and grandchildren in Panama to whom she loves to speak with in her free time. She also enjoys cooking, organizing her home and attending church.
Sra. Nevis Head of Housekeeping at The Quad and works with us as a Floating Spanish Teacher as needed.
Ana Gabriela is the daughter of Sra. Ana. She is a college student and is training to be a nurse. Some of the students already know her, as she supports her mother's tutoring program on Saturdays for Quad students.
Srta. Mara is a native Spanish speaker and is learning French in through her high school program.
My name is Karunya and I am a rising junior at Campbell Highschool. I am currently part of the International Baccalaureate Program and I have a passion for learning new languages. In my spare time, I enjoy fencing, crocheting, and learning about the world. I have always loved taking care of children and I hope to help in making their time at The Quad as enjoyable as possible!
"Hey I'm Ally Bounds! I'm a Junior at Campbell High School and in the International Baccalaureate Program. I am currently learning Spanish level 3 and will continue learning all the way through high school. I enjoy softball, traveling, working out, and hanging with my friends and family. I've worked with kids for many years now and I love working at The Quad! I can't wait to get to know your children and make their time at The Quad the best!"
“Hi I’m Natalie Brevick! I was born and raised in Smyrna, GA and am currently a junior at Campbell High School in the International Baccalaureate Program. I started learning Spanish in the classroom in 4th grade and am proficient in the language. I enjoy playing softball, managing the school baseball team, and being surrounded by friends and family. I have always loved children and could see a future career in the education field. I am available for occasional babysitting and enjoy my time at The Quad!”
Hi! My name is Addy J! I’m a senior at Campbell High School. I love working at the Quad to spend time working with kids and to practice my Spanish! I’ve spoken the language since I was a little kid since my family is Colombian. In my free time I love to read, workout, and bake for my friends and family.