A Founding TREE Teacher.
Teresa was born and raised in Antigua-Guatemala, a small Baroque-style colonial city in Guatemala known for its high standards in education and designated as a World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Teresa earned her BA in Spanish and Educational Psychology from Universidad Rafel Landivar in Guatemala, a BA in Psychology from Louisiana State University (LSU), and a Court Interpretation English/Spanish Certification from UCLA.
One of the founding teachers at TREE, Teresa has taught Spanish in Elementary School, Junior High School, High School, and the College level, both in Public Schools and in Private Schools for the past 20 years in Los Angeles. Always upgrading and learning new methods to teach. Teresa knows the requirements established by the California Board of Education necessary for high school graduation and teaches them by engaging students with songs, history, and art.
Teresa is a certified Behavioral Implementation Interventionist and has experience working with kids who have Autism, Soto’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, ADD, and ADHD. She volunteered for The Special Olympics Los Angeles in 2014, 2015, and 2016