Alerces Spanish Preschool & Kindergarten Inc.

Nurturing mindful, creative, bilingual children

Alerces Bilingual Teachers

Alerces Spanish Preschool & Kindergarten Teachers
Spanish Preschool Teacher Carmen

Carmen de Flores 

I am from El Salvador. Since childhood I became interested in becoming a teacher, I used to help in kindergartens during my vacations. I related to children really well so I decided to study Preschool Education. I graduated in 2004; I have 20 years of experience, approximately. I am a dynamic and active person. Dance, sing and play are the things that I enjoy the most to do with the children. Alerces has giving me the opportunity to do what I like the most. I feel that I can grow naturally here and contribute with some of my experience. I enjoy nature, walk along the river and reading. I take every moment of my life to be happy and live a positive trace behind me. I believe in what I do and I like to finish my day knowing I did my job the best I could. It is good to know that I went through the day doing what I like the most.

Spanish Kindergarten Teacher Vanessa

Vanessa Galarza

I'm come from Ecuador. My education includes a bachelor degree of Child Psychology and Psycorehabiliatation, and a postgraduate degree as M.D.  in University Teaching and Educational Administration. I have been teaching for over twenty years. I have had the opportunity to work in different areas as a teacher and coordinator in preschool. I have found that teaching to the little children is marvelous and magic.

Adventure, exploration, discovery, and creativity are experineces that I always try to provide to my students; as well as, the inspiration to learn with love in a wonderful place. 

Daniella Garcia Lugo

Although I was born in Canada I spent most of my life in Venezuela. I earned a Bachelor of Education with a major in Early Childhood Education from the University of Los Andes. I have been a preschool teacher for almost 15 years. My professional experience includes the position of head teacher for nursery school children, preschool coordinator, and educational advisor for children living in refuge. I really enjoy working with children, so I feel privileged accompanying them on their educational journey and at the same time learning constantly from those little great masters.


Blanca Mirna Quintanilla

I was born in El Salvador, Central America and graduated from high school in 1986. I received a diploma in physics and math at the National Institute Francisco Morazan as well as computer science at Jose Matias Delgado University. In 1992 I moved to Canada with my husband and completed my studies in Early Childhood Education. I spent the majority of my teaching career teaching Spanish at Mount Royal Collegiate for 14 years through the multilingual programs.

In 1998 I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree focused on the methods of teaching heritage languages.

I am the proud mother of two adult daughters and a school aged son.