My name is Priscilla Alvarado, since I was a little girl, I knew my life was going to be surrounded by children who will fill my days with joy, knowledge and love. My higher education was at the University of Costa Rica, where I could develop two big passions for me which are Arts and Education. I obtained academic degrees in both of them. I first started working in education back in the year 1988 at Metodista School. In 1988, I began working for IEM and then in 2012, I began working at Saint Gregory. I worked first as a teacher and in 2013 as the Elementary Coordinator. During all these years in the administrative area, I have also been actively working as a teacher, giving support to students and teachers and also learning from them.
Saint Gregory has been part of my family since 1999 when my daughter began her academic life. All through my years of teaching, I have worked with children from all ages from preschool to high school, and I have had the opportunity of growing as an educator in both areas, artistic and academic.
My name is Mariell Pineda Alvarez and i have eight years of experience in education, six of those years have been dedicated working in Saint Gregory. Some years ago I finished my studies in preschool education at the Universidad Latina, but I’m always willing to learn more.
My name is Melissa Mora Solís and I´m 22 years old. I have worked as a Preschool teacher since 2016. I describe myself as a creative and outgoing person. I´m always ready learn from new experiences and to be constantly improving. At 2016 I was hired on a school for the first time. There, I was the headteacher of a Prekinder and a Kinder level. In 2017 I worked in the same place, as the headteacher of a Kinder group. Besides, I was the English teacher of the whole school.
María Teresa Canzanese
My name is María Teresa Canzanese. I have been working with kids for the last six years and this is my first year working in Saint Gregory. I finished my studies in 2017 specializing in Early Childhood Education. Teaching is my passion, being a mentor and guide in their personal and educative growth fills me with pride and joy. I love working with them every day!
Since I was a child I knew that teaching was what I was passionate about. As I grew older I understood that in addition to teaching a fundamental part of my life were languages, therefore I decided to combine both. I am currently an active student of English teaching at the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencias y Tecnología; as well as I’m also an Arabic language student. You may be asking yourself, why languages? I see them as the tool we have to reach more people, or in this case, reach more students. For my part I am clear that teaching is a constant goal in my life, and although it will have changes, I know that my passion will always be to work with children; they have the ability to illuminate everything in their path, to see everything with eyes of astonishment, to make you feel like the best person, and at the same time they have the ability to let their creativity and imagination work. It is because of this that I am clear that every day I learn from them, more than they from me.
Graduated in Preschool Education from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica.
I am in charge of the coordination of Social Responsibility projects in which the School participates; one of the most relevant is “Regalando Sonrisas”. Additionally, I handle everything related to the elective subjects, that are not of the sports area. I am responsible for the The Wolves Cheerleading team, I have had the privilege of accompanying them in the last three Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida.
I have a degree in Physical Education from Florencio del Castillo University, I have 2 years of experience in Education and 5 years as a soccer coach with a Federative license from FEDEFUTBOL. I have worked with teams such as UCR, Uruguay de Coronado and currently in Liga Deportiva Alajuelense; I specialize in the formation of early ages of 4 years and older focused on soccer. In the educational part my specialty is the small ages as Preschool and Primary, besides working in sports such as basketball and handball. I feel very proud to belong to the Saint Gregory family.
Kevin Quesada Arias
I have a degree in Systems Engineering from the UAM, a Technical Degree in Programming. Currently studying for a master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in TICs in Education, UNINI Mexico and Universidad Europea del Atlántico.
I have been working at Saint Gregory for more than 5 years, where I have worked as an IT professor. Classes from Nursery to Eleventh grade and Programming teacher. Additionally, I am in charge of the Technology department, Cloud Campus administrator and provide support in the Progrentis Mentor Program.
I am a musician, I have played bass for 8 years. I love reading, among my favorite books and authors are: The Bible, John Maxwell, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling. I collect Scout badges and scarves (I was an active member for 11 years) and I also collect scale BMW cars.