Maestra Leslie, Director & Teacher
Spanish and French
Leslie has 19 years of experience teaching Spanish and French at the preschool, grade school, and college levels. She has lived, traveled, and studied in Spain, Italy, Mexico, and France.
In 2009, after over a decade of teaching adults at the college level, Leslie became interested in early language learning after the birth of her two sons. After seeing how easily her children were picking up the language versus the adults in her classes, she started to research the effects of early language exposure on the developing brain. She discovered there were numerous benefits of early exposure to multiple languages and was inspired to start a program in which her own children could participate. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, she created a mobile preschool program that eventually grew into a full brick and mortar program for children ages 18 months – 10 years old. Her credentials include:
Maestra Angela, Assistant Teacher
Angela is a native Spanish speaker from Colombia with a degree in Early Childhood Education
and over 20 years of experience
with both children and adults.
For eight years, Angela was the Owner and Director of Amigos Bilingues, a Spanish Immersion
daycare in Poway, CA. She has also taught TK, Preschool, and has worked with the ESS program for Poway
Unified School District. She is also a Spanish language tutor and works with both adults and children from a variety of local area schools.
In her free time, Angela enjoys International Folkloric Dance and has performed at many community events including the Colombian Independence festival at Balboa Park. She also loves spending time with her family, including her husband and two children.
Maestro Mocte, Gymnastics Coach
Moctezuma (Mocte) is a native Spanish speaker from Mexico. He has over 20 years of coaching experience, 10 years of experience as a gymnastics judge, and 15 years as a competitive gymnast. He is also a Gymnastics Instructor and the Competitive Team Coach at Gyminny Kids Gymnastics.
Mocte holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and worked as a Physical Education Teacher for five years in Mexico.
Mocte is passionate about physical fitness, gymnastics, and Spanish. He team coaches classes and teaches not only gymnastics, but he does it in Spanish!