What are your hobbies or things you enjoy outside of the school?
I love hiking and being in nature, reading books and scientific articles, listening to music and singing (just for an audience of one), gardening, going to the beach, traveling, learning about new cultures and languages, trying new food, poetry, painting, going for long walks, and discovering and learning historical and cultural connections to the Bible and Jesus’ life.
What post-secondary schools did you attend? Degrees held?
I have a BS + MS in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain; an MS in Perinatal and Child Psychology and Psychopathology from the University of Valencia (UV), Valencia, Spain; and an MA in High School Teaching and Educational Guidance from Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona, Spain.
What year did you start teaching/working at Faith Christian School?
This is my first year at FCS.
Have you taught or been involved in schools somewhere else prior to FCS? If so, where, and how long?
- Language Teacher (English, Spanish, and Catalan) in different settings in Spain, Switzerland, and Poland (2006-2016)
- School Counselor and High School Teacher in the Public Education System in Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2017-2018)
- Instructor at a university in Barcelona, Spain (June-July 2017; March-July 2019)
- Supervisor of undergrads in Spain and USA (Feb.-July 2016; Feb.-May 2020)
- Work Orientation and Health Subjects as a High School and Associate Degree Teacher in the Public Education System in Catalunya (Nov. 2021- Aug. 2022)
What's a favorite book you've read?
El Hereje (The Heretic) by Miguel Delibes, Radical by David Platt, and Spiritual Direction by Henry Nouwen.
What do you find most compelling or distinct about Christian classical education?
Bringing Christ to the classroom by giving students the opportunity to be active agents of their learning and not just passive agents. This is achieved, among others, by promoting critical thinking, curiosity, and boldness to ask good questions. Students are equipped, in a safe, Christ-loving environment, with academic knowledge but also knowledge of God, and how to stand firm in their faith in the world.
What or who inspired you to work in education?
What inspired me the most is the idea of investing in the minds of tomorrow, contributing with a little grain in someone’s life that can flourish into a better, healthier adult, and consequently, a better, healthier society.
If you have a "life verse" or a verse that is ministering to you right now, what might it be?
My “life verse” is Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through him who strengthens me.