Habla Spanish Academy is a Spanish school located in Sammamish, WA. Our program has been used in public and private schools in the Seattle area since 2006. Our goal is to bring the Spanish language to everyone interested in learning or keeping it. At the same time, it is vitally important for us to promote and maintain our rich Latin American culture. Our diverse team of Spanish-speaking teachers give students the advantage of learning the proper pronunciation of the language as well as the cultural approach to learning the traditions, customs, and idioms of each Spanish-speaking country..
My name is Viviana González, I was born and raised in Mexico City, and I have a B.A. in International Business. I was fortunate to have parents who knew the importance of being bilingual and gave me the wonderful gift of a second language. When I moved to Seattle, I realized the importance of learning languages during childhood. After researching the best ways to learn Spanish and taking several courses on the subject, I developed didactic materials and a curriculum aimed at children and adolescents. My program is now taught in various private schools in the Lake Washington, Issaquah and Bellevue school districts and now here at Habla Spanish Academy. I have more than 15 years of experience working with children in public schools, private schools and Homeschoolers associations.
My name is Sonia, and I was born in Mexico City, my parents are from Spain, so I grew up between the two cultures. I have lived in the United States for 21years. I came to Seattle in 2009. I have a degree in Communications and another in Graphic Design, Animation and Photography. I have worked in private schools since 2004 as a preschool assistant and teaching Spanish in preschool and elementary levels. I really enjoy teaching classes and creating materials for my students. I am impressed by the ability and speed of children to learn new languages. My hobbies are helping in my community, photography, and doing outdoor activities like skiing, kayaking, tennis, and biking.
My name is Rosa María Ocegueda Santana, I am from Mexico City and I studied a degree in Architecture at the Autonomous University of Mexico. I came to the United States in 2001 and18 years ago I began working with preschool-age children. In all these years working with children I have learned a lot from them as well as from the people I have worked with and the training that the state provides for preschool teachers. Working with children became another profession for me and my passion.
My name is Paty and I was born in Lima, Peru. I grew up between Peru, Venezuela and Miami. I have been living in Sammamish, WA for seven years with my husband and three daughters. I have a university degree in Administration but for six years I have been teaching Spanish classes to preschool and elementary students. I immensely enjoy working with children, it fills me with joy to see them learn Spanish through games, music and educational activities. My favorite hobbies are reading, running, and traveling.
My name is Mónica, and I am from México. I have a degree in Marketing, and I have worked for more than twenty years in consumer companies. There, I have seen the importance of having good spelling and writing skills in order to be able to enter the work world properly. In the educational field, I have taught several courses to college students as well as tutoring classes to middle school and high school students. I really like reading and I love being able to teach and prepare my students so that they have better opportunities with a broad knowledge of the Spanish language.
My name is Vanessa Contreras. I was born in Mexico, and I have a higher degree in Education. I have been working with children for more than 20 years both in Mexico and in the USA. I'm part of the King County Libraries "Early Literacy Festivities" and a Spanish tutor. My passion is working with children, and I enjoy every moment teaching and having fun with them. I am very proud of my students when I listen to them speak in Spanish and incorporate the phrases we learn into their daily lives.
My name is Claudia and I am from Guadalajara, Mexico. I have a university degree in Agricultural Engineering. I am married with two children and have lived in Washington State for 27 years. I have been teaching Spanish for 7 years and it is something that I thoroughly enjoy. I like teaching Spanish to children because they are kind, funny and their ability to learn new languages is amazing.
My name is Gaby, I was born in Mexico City, and I have a university degree in Public Accounting. I have taught various subjects at college level as well as tap and ballet classes to little girls. I like working with children and young people because I admire their intelligence and ability to learn new things. Now, teaching Spanish, I feel very proud when my students get excited to express themselves fluently in Spanish.