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Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

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Martina SanElias

Teacher in Estrellitas 

Martina has been at Mi Escuelita since 2012. She is from Guanajuato, Mexico. 


Yesenia Morales

Teacher in Estrellitas

Yesenia is originally from Chiapas,  Mexico. She previously worked in Montessori Schools. Yesenia joined Mi Escuelita in 2022


Alejandrina Guevara

Teacher in Solecitos

Alejandrina joined Mi Escuelita in 2019. She is originally from Honduras.


Maria Fernanda Garcia 

Teacher in Cometas

Maria Fernanda has a masters degree in Business Administration. She is originally from Ecuador and moved to Apex, NC with her two daughters and husband. She was very involved in her children's Montessori preschool back home and is excited to share her culture and language with children and families. She joined Mi Escuelita in 2023.


Gonzalez - Salinas

Teacher in Lunitas

Adamari has been working with children for the last 5 years. She has two certifications and an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She was born and raised in Danville, VA and is bilingual. Adamari’s family is originally from Durango Mexico. She joined Mi Escuelita in 2023.


Blanca Maradiaga

Teacher in Lunitas

Blanca joined Mi Escuelita in 2007. She earned an Associate Degree as a Business Secretary in her home country Honduras. 


Katherine Albero

Assistant Teacher

Katherine joined Mi Escuelita in 2023. She has a background in special education with 12+ years of experience in her home country of Venezuela. 

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Reina Leon

Assistant Teacher

Reina earned a nursing  from El Salvador, her home country. She earned her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wake Tech Community College. Reina joined Mi Escuelita in 2016.


Joshua Hernandez Sanchez

Teacher in Cometas

Joshua is from Caguas, Puerto Rico. He has around 12 years of experience in different educational settings. He has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Special Education with a specialization in children with autism. He’s currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education. Joshua joined Mi Escuelita in May 2023.


Alexis Besosa

Yoga Teacher

Alexis joined Mi Escuelita as the part-time Yoga Instructor in 2023, and is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Carrboro Yoga Company, and her 95 hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Kidding Around Yoga

Ana Carolina Sequera

Music Teacher

Carolina is from Venezuela where she studied piano, singing and composition . Carolina previously taught in a Spanish Immersion Preschool from 2016 to 2021 and now focuses on  teaching music to children. Carolina has a YouTube channel where she shares all the songs from her authorship with the purpose of teaching the Spanish language to children through music.


Marie Ann Del Valle Coppin


Marie Ann has had the privilege to work with children both inside and outside of the classroom. She’s originally from Puerto Rico and is very proud of her heritage. Marie Ann joined Mi Escuelita in March 2023. 


Ingrid Prado

Assistant Director

Ingrid is originally from Lima, Peru. Her background is in administration with 14 years of experience in the Early Education  Spanish Immersion Programs. Ingrid joined in August 2023. 


Raine Hertel

Office Manager

Raine is Mi Escuelita's remote part-time office manager, helping with a variety of administrative tasks. She initially worked at Mi Escuelita as the office manager until 2020 and then returned in 2023. Raine majored in Spanish and Studio Art at Indiana University in Bloomington. She lives in Michigan and has two children, one of whom previously attended Mi Escuelita.

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