Carol MonroigThird Grade Teacher
Zul MéndezEnglish Teacher
Yadira ValleMath and Science Teacher
Celinés MontalvoSecond Grade Teacher
Julmarie OyolaKindergarten Teacher
Lizaidee de JesúsPre-K Teacher
Liz M. LópezSpanish and Social Studies Teacher
Stacy GallozaFirst Grade Teacher
Education: B.A. in Pre-school Education and a minor in K-3
Carol Monroig is the third grade teacher at EAVIA. She teaches the Science, Social Studies, and Spanish classes for third grade. Monroig has been working as a teacher for a few years. She joined EAVIA during the fall semester of 2017. Her philosophy involves nurturing and stimulating curiosity in children.
B.A. in English Education and at Elementary and Secondary Multimedia.
Pragmatism, and Multiple Intelligence
Zul Méndez has been an educator for four years. This is her second year at EAVIA. She thinks that every student should have the same right to education and that teachers have to help students prepare for the future and assist in the development of their knowledge. Zul Méndez participated in a bullying conference. She likes the field of information management and library sciences.
Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Teaching K-6th
Valle has been working as a teacher for 12 years. From those, she spent nine years in Colegio San Francisco de Asis and has been at EAVIA for the past three years. Valle is interested in completing a master’s degree in Mathematics Education. In her spare time she listens to music and reads.
Education: Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration and Supervision in Elementary School.
Licensed to teach kinder through 3rd and 4th through 6th.
Celinés Montalvo has been working as an educator for 15 years. Montalvo has been working in Antolina Vélez Inter-Aguadilla School for 5 years. Celinés believes that you have to educate students so they can be well-rounded individuals. She has participated as a presenter in professional development workshops for teachers from the Department of Education. Her special interest or research areas is social studies and is interested in periods of change like Hurricane Maria. Finally, her hobbies are dancing in her church but most importantly being with her family.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree on Pre-school and Primary Education.
Master’s degree on Early Childhood Education.
Research Area: Early childhood education
Julmarie Oyola has been working as an educator for 7 years. She has been working in the Antolina Vélez Inter-Aguadilla School for 2 years. Oyola’s believes that all children learn in different ways; to educate a child you have to love your profession. Also, her special interest or areas of research is on the “Early Childhood Education”. Her hobbies are watching Netflix, going to the beach, but most importantly being with her family.
Lizaidee de Jesús
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary School Education, specifically in bilingual
education from kinder to third grade and from fourth to sixth grade.
Lizaidee de Jesús is a member of the Antolina Velez School faculty. Lizaidee has four years of experience as an educator. She has been working in Antolina Velez for about one and a half years. Before this job experience, Lizzaidee used to work in the United States. Her philosophy of education is learning by doing satisfies the multiple intelligences of a student. Her special interests or areas she is exploring include different types of bilingual education and the benefit of literacy. Her favorite hobbies are dancing, learning about other countries and internal tourism.
Liz M. López
Bachelor’s degree in Elemental Education
Master’s degree in Administration and Educative Supervision
Research areas: Taken seminars of coaching at personal and professional levels.
Liz López has a Bachelor’s degree in Elemental Education and a Master’s degree in Administration and Educative Supervision. She has been working as an educator for the past 8 years and has dedicated 2 of those years solely to giving Spanish and a Social Studies. She is currently working in Antolina Vélez Elementary and High School as a Spanish and Social studies teacher and has done so for the past 11 months. She is a teacher that thinks education is a fundamental in human development and that without it we wouldn’t be such an advanced society. She used to work giving conferences and workshops to students, teachers, and directors at public schools for five years. Her last workshops were offered at schools in the west side of P.R. with the program “La Nueva Escuela Virtual”. She has taken seminars of coaching at personal and professional levels. On her free time she enjoys interior decoration.
Bachelors degree in English Education
Stacy Galloza has been a member of EAVIA since 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in English. She started working as a teacher 5 years ago. Her goal is helping and giving a great education to her students. Mrs. Galloza’s special interest is leadership.
Kimberly VázquezScience Teacher
Natalia HernándezMath Teacher
Christian J. López ValentínFrench and History Teacher
Miguel GonzálezPhysical Education
Ginette PérezEnglish Teacher
Idalisse Torres MéndezScience Teacher
Michelle LorenzoSpanish Teacher
Alfredo Rivera TorresMath Teacher
Bianca RíosSpanish Teacher
Manuel AvilésHistory Teacher
Marilyn E. Sanabria RiveraEnglish and Computer Teacher
Education: B. S. Microbiology M.S. Environmental Chemistry
Research areas: Fungi Enzymes
Mrs. Vázquez has been working in the science field for four years and at the same time she has been working at our school. Her philosophy of education is to teach science in a way students would acquire more than just knowledge. Mrs. Vázquez likes to motivate students to use their thinking to explore by themselves. Her special interest or area of research is environmental contamination in air, soil, and water. Mrs. Vázquez enjoys exploring Puerto Rico, reading, visiting beaches, and watching movies or T.V. series.
Education: Bachelor in Secondary Education in General Science with a minor in Math, and in May she finished her Master’s in Curriculum and Teaching.
Research areas: On-task/Hands-on geometry applications and real life algebraic applications.
Natalia Hernández has been working as an educator for 2 years, and used to be a math and science tutor for 1 year. She has been working in this institution for 2 years. Her teaching philosophy, in general education, is to help develop integral students; and in math, she believes it is more important to have a good solid base before moving on. She also likes to show students the importance of what they are learning. Hernández presented in a conference when she was in college, it was about your type of career choice; she also did a workshop about integrated science and math for twelfth graders. As for research areas, she is exploring the usage of graphing applications. Her hobbies involve running, reading, doing yoga, and walking her dogs.
Christian J. López Valentín
Discipline: French & French History
Education: B.A. in History
Graduated in Secondary Education Program in History at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.
Research areas: History
Mr. López graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Arts in History and High School education in History. He is currently studying in Atlantic International University. He has been working as an educator for two years. Mr. López likes to apply the philosophy of Jean Jacques Rousseau inclining towards the pragmatism of Eugenio Maria de Hostos and Paulo Freire. His areas of interest in research are history and the culture of Latin America. Mr. López enjoys reading, studying, having fun with his family, hosting activities at home, and going to the movies.
Education: Personal Trainer
Interests: Trying to change a person’s life in an active and healthy way.
Miguel González has been working for almost five years in EAVIA. He has been working as a physical education teacher for 11 years. His philosophy is learning by doing. He has worked on many Judo workshops. He has a special interest in business. His hobbies include surfing, gardening, construction and handcrafting.
Master’s degree in English as a second language
Research areas: Thesis (2009): The individualized Learning System in the English Class and its Implications
Ginette Pérez has been an English teacher since 2006. She has a Master’s Degree in English as a Second Language. Since 2009 she has been working on her thesis about “The individualized Learning System in the English Class and its Implications”. She is currently working in Antolina Vélez Elementary and High School as an English teacher since the past year and a half. As a teacher she believes in the giving individual attention to each student. She believes them capable of achieving greatness to better themselves so that they can impact others positively. She has recently not participated as a presenter in any conferences or provided any workshops. She has a special interest on reading about self-awareness. As a hobby she enjoys cooking and being the director of a choir.
Idalisse Torres Méndez
Elementary and High School Science Professor
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (UPR Mayagüez )
Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching (UMET- Aguadilla)
Research areas: Laboratory Performance, Data Collection and Research/ Investigating Techniques
Idalisse Torres has been working as an educator for 8 years. She has been working in this institution for 5 years. Her philosophy of education is “Learn by doing” (John Dewey). She has given workshops to her colleagues of integrating games, crafts and computer websites and programs in the process of teaching and learning. She based her thesis in the Integration of values in the process of teaching and learning. Finally, her hobbies are arts and crafts as well as drawing.
- Speech and Language Pathologist
- Bachelors in Spanish education, minor on psycho-social human services, master degree in speech and language pathology, breastfeeding and development dissertations
- Research areas: breastfeeding and pediatric swallowing development, education and leadership
Michelle Lorenzo is Spanish teacher in Antolina Vélez Inter Americana at Aguadilla. She has a Spanish education bachelor’s degree, minor on psycho-social human services, she also has master degrees on speech and language pathology, breastfeeding and development thesis. Michelle Lorenzo has been working as a Spanish teacher for over three years and she has been working in this institution for five months. Michelle’s favorite philosophy of education is cooperative learning–Vygotsky. Mrs. Lorenzo has participated in many conferences. Some of which are: an internship on Spain in Toledo about literature, another one in the University of the Virgin Islands about leadership and one in Boston about Education and Leadership. She has been providing workshops the last two years to teachers about education topics. Lorenzo’s last conference was educational leadership and introduction to the university life. She has just finished her research on Breastfeeding and speech and language development. Also, she is planning to continue her studies in Distance Learning Education. On her spare time she likes to play the guitar and sing. She has been singing in church for over ten years. Finally, she received the Antolina Vélez and John Will Harris Award -who is the Inter-American University Founder- in 2014.
Alfredo Rivera Torres
Alfredo Rivera Torres
- Math teacher
- Bachelor’s degree in mathematics
- Research areas: Computer and calculator usage in the math classroom
Alfredo Rivera Torres is a math teacher (trigonometry and pre-calculus) in Antolina Vélez Inter Americana School at Aguadilla. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Alfredo has been working as a math teacher for over thirty-four years and he has been working in this institution for two years. Alfredo’s philosophy of education is that he believes that any student who wants to learn can do it without problem. He has participated in many conferences, some of them where advanced course management and in the use and management of the graphic calculator. In his spare time he enjoys making gifs and watching Netflix.
Mrs. Ríos is a moral values teacher. She has a bachelor degree in Spanish. She hopes to begin studying her master’s degree next semester. She has been a teacher for three years. She has been working for this institution for five months. Her philosophy of teaching is to help students construct their own learning while the teacher serves as a guide in the teaching learning process. Her hobbies are to watch movies and to read.
Marilyn E. Sanabria Rivera
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in English Education with Multimedia Technology
- Discipline: Intermediate English (11th and 12th); Computer (3rd, 4th and 8th)
- Research areas: Visual culture, pop culture, especially comic books
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Likes: Reading comics and graphic novels
Marilyn Sanabria is a middle school English teacher. Due to her current employment she is also teaching a computer integration course for elementary (3rd and 4th grade) and middle (8th grade) students. Before coming to EAVIA, she had been teaching for three years, two of them as a college instructor at the UPR-Mayaguez. Here she taught Basic and Intermediate English to college freshmen. Sanabria’s teaching is also inspired by Hostos’ humanitarian views and Freire’s philosophy. She allows students to gain firsthand experience and responsibility in different areas of their learning.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in music and musical instruments
Mr. Bosques is the music teacher. He is also a musician. He has been working as a music teacher for the past two years and started in EAVIA on August 2017. His philosophy of teaching is to provide learning experiences through music to develop the student’s potential. His hobbies are to play musical instruments, dance, and exercise.
Carmen Amelia Acevedo
Education: Information Science and Technology; School Librarian
Research Areas: Library practice and Catalog
Carmen Amelia Acevedo is the librarian at EAVIA. She has been working as a librarian for 23 years. She has been working in this institution since its foundation (2013). Her philosophy of education focuses on constructivism and pragmatism. Her special interests or areas of research that she is exploring are emotional intelligence and online education.
Education:B.A. in Elementary and Pre-school Education
Area of research: Pre-school
Mrs. Ramos has twenty-one years of experience in the field of education and has been working at EAVIA for about two years. Her goal is to help students reach their fullest potential by developing their emotional intelligence. In her spare him she likes to read, listen to music, and work with crafts.
Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary School
Marisel Macías has been working in her current field for 30 years. She has been working in this institution for 2 years. Her philosophy of education is “Learn by doing” (John Dewey). She has not given or taken any conferences or workshops over the past few years. She has had no special interests or areas of research for exploring. Finally her hobbies are singing and flower arrangement.