Curriculum Vitae


I believe that emotional intelligence is an essential ability needed to build a mindful community.  I aim to support children's socio-emotional development by constructing a safe environment where I can enhance experiential learning through playful inquiry, agency, and collective reflections that support multicultural relationships.


PYP Homeroom Teacher
Suzhou's International School- IB School. China.

August 2021 - July 2022

  • Learning through the inquiry cycle within the IB Learner Profile, following children’s inquiry to co-create community projects.

  • Split-screen teaching to develop Approaches to Learning.

  • Adapting a transdisciplinary approach between the units of inquiry,  Reading & Writer’s Workshop, and Maths curriculum.

  • Integrating technology to amplify children’s ATL skills as they develop meaningful projects that reflect digital citizenship. 

Early Years Teacher-Researcher
International School Eastern Seaboard- IB School. Thailand.

August 2018 - present

  • Fostered student agency by developing a safe, caring, and cooperative environment of individuals who have a voice in their community.

  • Mindfulness lessons in support of socio-emotional skills, and reflective participation to promote multicultural perspectives.

  • Created provocations for story creation, wonders into scientific discoveries, and metacognitive experiences.

  • Applied technology as a creative tool with a meaningful purpose for children to document and reflect on their learning. 

  • Developed documentation as a catalyst for collective perspectives. 

  • Holistically evaluated child performance through observations.

  • Daily communication with families using the Seesaw platform, building a digital portfolio, and documenting learning experiences.



Reggio-Inspired Teacher
Systems Little House International Kindergarten. Vietnam.

August 2015 - June 2016

  • Stimulated children’s interest where self-discovery and innate discovery was the result.  

  • Fostered children as individuals who are able to construct their own learning by interacting with others in their environment, while becoming empathetic communicators.

  • Created weekly newsletters showcasing students' discoveries and developments as child-led approaches that can be adapted at home.

  • Produced documentation for special classroom projects which explained individual children’s thoughts, their understanding of the world, thus, showing transformation in their discoveries and perspectives.


Bilingual Reading Specialist
Walnut Creek Elementary. Austin ISD. Texas, USA.

January 2012 - July 2014

  • Supported the development and implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessments across all elementary grade levels.

  • Facilitated learning in the classroom by assisting instruction while modeling lessons for teachers, evaluating delivery of instruction, and offering ideas for the application of differentiated support.

  • Collaborated in implementing new technologies that enhanced students’ academic engagement, while promoting project-based instruction.

  • Evaluated student performance by maintaining records of their progress, and created lessons responsive to the targeted academic and individual needs.

  • Developed training for new and existing teachers in the application of the Language Arts curriculum by creating professional development sessions.

  • Attended weekly meetings as part of the campus’ administration team, presenting students' individual needs through data analysis.


Bilingual Primary Teacher
Manor Elementary. Manor ISD. Texas, USA.

August 2009 - July 2011

  • Developed and implemented lesson plans that fulfilled the requirements of district’s curriculum aligned with state academic standards in all subjects.

  • Reflected accommodations for differences in students’ learning styles. 

  • Applied project-based learning strategies for content-area subjects.

  • Transitioned students from Spanish to English instruction fostering the continuous development of the mother-tongue.

  • Conducted ongoing informal and formal assessments analyzing students' individual needs.

  • Worked cooperatively with grade-level team to create meaningful lessons. 


Masters in Education
Lamar University. Texas, United States.

June 2017 - December 2018

Teacher Leadership. 

Yoga Teacher Certification
Zenith Yoga. Hanoi, Vietnam.

September 2016 - April 2017

200 Hr Hatha Yoga studies: philosophy, technique, anatomy.


Teaching Certification

Huston-Tillotson University. Texas, United States.

January 2008 - April 2009

Early Childhood and Primary Years Bilingual Education (Spanish).


Bachelor of Arts
Tadeo Lozano University. Bogota, Colombia. 

January 2000 - May 2005

Major in Graphic Design

Study of visual communication, humanities, and design.

Conferences &


The Inquiry Educators Summit 2022- Toddle  
Early Years Strategy Session- Presenter
The Beauty of Uncertainty. 
March, 2022
21st CLHK Conference 
Early Years Strand- Presenter
When Walls Speak: Documentation as a catalyst for reflection. 
Rescheduled due to COVID19 - Hong Kong - January 18-30, 2021
MORE Latinamerica 
Non-profit organization that empowers the Latin community- Presenter

MASTERCLASS: Healing the Inner Child to Parent with Compassion

Online workshop. October 7, 2020.

Apple Education South East Asia 
Innovation at School- Presenter

CLIPS: Video Documentation as a way to amplify student voice

NIST International School, Bangkok. November 2019

Lifelong Learning 

Aesthetic Education for Democracy 

Opal School - Portland, USA.

Jan - Feb. 2021. Online 

Developing your Story Workshop 

Opal School - Portland, USA.

Oct - Dec. 2020. Online

Children and the Digital

Reggio Children Italy (Webinar)

October 22, 2020 

How To Amplify PYP Essentials in Whole Group Instruction

Erin Kent Consulting - Tonya Gilchrist

Asynchronous Webinar

September 20, 2020 

Design as a dialogue between adults & children and children & children

Reggio Children Italy (Webinar)

September 22, 2020 

Music & Children

Reggio Children Italy (Webinar)

July 22, 2020 

Opal School Summer Symposium:

An Ecology of Listening 

Opal School (online)

Portland, USA.

June-July, 2020 

Making the PYP Happen: Implementing Agency -Category 1 

NIST International School

Bangkok, Thailand.

September 20-22, 2019 

How Virtual Reality Works

University of California San Diego


July - August 2019 

Apple Learning SeriesEveryone can Create, Everyone can Code, Accessibility, Visioning. 

Apple South Asia 

Bangkok, Thailand.

November 2018 - May 2019 

Reggio Emilia Principles and Values Workshop by Dr.  Stefania Giamminuti

Knowledge Source Institute

Chiang Mai, Thailand

November 17-20, 2018

Design & Development of Educational Technology   

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April - May 2017

EdX MOOC             

Gifted & Talented Education       

2010 and 2011.

Texas. USA

Pedagogical Methods
  • Driven by an Ecology of Listening

  • Socio-emotional learning focus

  • Socio-constructivist approaches

  • Documentation practices as a reflective focus with children

  • Reggio Emilia foundations to nurture and advocate for the Image of the Child

  • Provocation encounters

  • Inquiry-Mindset

  • Transdisciplinary learning

  • ATLs to guide learning experiences

  • Agentic student empowerment 

  • Student-centered instruction

  • STEM integration

  • Artistic and aesthetic focus

  • SDG Ambassador implementing the Global Goals into inquiry units.

  • Chosen as part of 11 classrooms around the world to present a Take Action project for the Take Action Global organization and the United Nations

  • Technology leader for WASC accreditation committee 2019-2020 

  • Implemented and co-founded a Reggio-inspired preschool at ISE.

  • Delivery and preparation of Accessibility workshop with iPad device for parents and teachers.

  • Created animation club as an after school activity in ISE.

  • Community yoga classes at ISE.

  • Yoga instructor for children, teenagers, and family programs in a Yoga studio.

  • Campus facilitator and liaison for the district’s grant program at Austin ISD.

  • Director and curriculum developer for the Summer school programs of 2012 and 2013 at Walnut Creek Elementary.

  • Translated curriculum for the science department of English Language Learners in Austin ISD.