ABSS Staff

LAURA VILCA

Spanish Teacher

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About

Laura has over 8 years of experience in teaching, she has been part of the ABSS staff for 6 years. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education from the Universidad Pedagógica and english studies from North Carolina State University.

By working as an assistant teacher at the age of 16, she decided to study and pursue a career as a teacher, to facilitate and share knowledge with future generations.

The ABSS has been a great intercultural experience for me; a place where not only students learn from me, but where I learn from them as well.

RIVEN LÓPEZ

Music & Art Teacher

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About

Riven enjoys to spend time with his family and he obviously loves music as well. He graduated from the National Music School and has a bachelors’ degree in Art, with a Musical orientation. He has worked for over 10 years in teaching and directing music groups (bands, ensembles and choirs). Riven is a singer song-writer and is the creator of his own publishing books for the use of Artistic Education. He has been part of the ABSS staff for a year.

In my short time at ABSS, to find myself with so much talent has been very rewarding.  I believe art can be a strong influence in the development of student’s life; which is why for me it is worth while to be an educator.

 

 

ALBA VIDES

Fourth Grade Teacher

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About

Alba Vides Cuadros is from Colombia, she’s lived in Honduras since 2012, with her husband and two children. Alba has been working at ABSS for 3 years, where she has confirmed that diversity is enriching and learning is constant.

Alba has a Master in Multidisciplinary Studies for International Teachers from the University of Buffalo, USA; Specialization in University Teaching from the Pilot University of Colombia; Major in English/Spanish from the Universidad del Rosario, Colombia and BA in Spanish and languages (English and French) from the National Pedagogical University of Colombia. She is also constantly updating her knowledge to enrich her experience in the education sector that began 18 years ago. Finally in 2011, she was appointed as workshop leader, consultant and visitor for the Bachillerato International (BI) for the Americas.

KARLA ORTEZ

Spanish Teacher

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About

Karla is a realistic teacher who tries to teach for life, always promoting a functional learning. She has a Bachelors’ degree in Pedagogy and has worked in education for thirteen years. Karla began her teaching carreer at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, teaching a computer class for students with low income. She then worked as a psychology teacher and councelor at Instituto Polivalente Nuevo Paraiso. She has been part of the ABSS staff for the past 7 years, working as the Spanish teacher for the lower grades. (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade)

I repeat to myself every day; there can’t be something more beautiful than this career. To share with children what I know, awaken in them the desire to find their own causes of phenomena, the reasons of historical facts; that is the miracle of a profession for which I live and that makes me happy despite everything else. The ABSS is more than a school that I work at; I learn at the same time, to seek for new landscapes, new experiences, in a place that besides being extraordinary, is ours.

 

 

 

 

 

MARLENE PEÑA

Spanish Teacher

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About

Marlene has a Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy. She is grateful to have been blessed with three wonderful children and two grandchildren.  Marlene has thirteen years of experience in education, in both administrative and teaching areas. She has worked at ABSS for eleven years. She is currently the Spanish teacher for 5th, 6th and 7th grade.

ABSS is a unique school, with an ideal methodology for the teaching-learning process.

 

DIANA MEJÍA

Assistant Teacher Kindergarten

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About

Diana  graduated from la Escuela Normal España in Villa Ahumada, Danli, where she obtained a certificate as an Elementary Teacher. She has been an English teacher for 12 years, and her experience is based on teaching English as a Second Language, which includes grades from kindergarten through twelve grade. Diana’s professional skills also include teaching English as a Foreign Language, and she has worked as an instructor for English courses, levels and certifications. She also has Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English (Magna Cum Laude) at la Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazán and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychopedagogy.

For me, teaching is a daily experience, from which we give and take, we learn, we lose, we enjoy; I am passionate about and I don’t consider it just an average job , for the reason that we transcend, we touch lives forever and its beautiful. Teaching at Alison Bixby Stone School has been a wonderful experience. Being here for 9 months, has given me the opportunity to experience new and exciting ways of doing what I love the most and that is to teach.

GUSTAVO TORREZ

Gustavo Torrez

About

Gustavo ha trabajado en el área de educacion por 3 años. Él trabaja como Asistente Académico de Pre-escolar en ABSS desde hace 2 años. Gustavo es pasante de la carrera de Diseño Gráfico.
ABSS me ha permitido enriquecer mis conocimientos y mejorar mi desempeño laboral. Aprendiendo cada día como interactuar con los niños, para que ellos puedan cumplir con las metas deseadas.

DANIEL MELENDEZ

PE Teacher

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About

Daniel is a father of three, he has worked as a P.E. teacher for 11 years, 8 of them at ABSS. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sports from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. Daniel is also a swimming trainer for the Club Delfines Maya at the Villa Olímpica.

ABSS has helped me grow professionally, not only because of the Professional Developments, but also thanks to my co-workers. I believe ABSS is a school full of opportunities for both teachers and students.

MARIA CORRALES

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About

María has been part of ABSS for a year. She is currently working as an Academic Assistant in First Grade.

She has an orientation on special education, especially in speech and hearing. Maqui has been an Academic Assistant in first grade in South International School in Choluteca. She was a Translator for parents of special needs students and a Library Volunteer in Book Fairs for Dean Road Elementary School in Alabama, Unites States.

 

YAZMIN RAMIREZ

6th/7th Grade Science/Social Studies Teacher

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About

Yazmin began her professional journey working with students with special needs, she later became interested in the legal field, however, she has always loved education. Yazmin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and a Masters in Law and Public Policy Administration. After graduating, she decided to pursue her career in education. Yaz has worked 5 years in different aspects of the education field, she has been part of the ABSS for 2 years.

ABSS is a small school that allows new teachers not only the opportunity to learn hands on and from other highly skilled educators, but also allows a new teacher to become part of a team. Parents and students are friendly, and the community as a whole, welcomes you and makes you feel as if you are part of a family. The school is made up of many important puzzle pieces that create a beautiful environment of learning, teamwork, family, cultural and socioeconomic diversity.