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Isabel Cordero, BEd, MEd
     Background - 
  • Master Degree in Teaching Spanish
  • Bachelor Degree in Teaching English
  • Certified Teacher in Alberta
  • Child Development Supervisor Certificate
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish 

Maestra Isabel is from Costa Rica. She earned her Master of Education Sciences with a major in teaching Spanish in 2001 from the University of Costa Rica. 

From 2000 to 2009 she worked as a teacher for the Minister of Public Education in Costa Rica. In 2009, she and her family moved to Canada. In 2010 she earned her certification as a Child Development Supervisor. This certification allowed her to work as an educator at the YMCA's Out of School Program. Her responsibilities included planning activities and implementing programs. During this time, she also focused on updating her credentials through the University of Alberta in order to obtain her teacher certification, which she achieved in 2013.

From 2013 to present she has been working as a substitute teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. In 2016, she joined the Caminitos Playschool team. 

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Lady Vanessa Cardona, BFA

  Background - 

  • Bachelor in Fine Arts
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Lady Vanessa Cardona is a part-time teaching assistant at Caminitos and a full-time artist. She is a professional photographer, poet, director and actor. Lady has a bachelor in Fine Arts and a specialization in Theatre and Development/ Theatre and Education. 

Lady Vanessa has been working with children and youth of all backgrounds for the past 6 years. In the summers Lady works at a language camp in Montreal. Students from around the world come to Canada to learn English or French and tour around the country. 

Lady has also worked with children with autism as an intervention aide for the past 5 years. She mainly focuses on ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) Therapy and VB (Verbal Behavioral) Therapy. 

She has been hired to act in a few Theatre for Young Audience plays both locally and internationally. Lady has directed a few productions at the Windhoek International School, Waldorf School and the inner city schools in Montreal. During her stay in Namibia, Africa, Lady was given the opportunity to teach at UNAM (the University of Namibia) as an Assistant Theatre Professor. 

Lady Vanessa absolutely enjoys working with children. She believes that teachers learn just as much, if not more, from their students daily. Lady is involved in quite a few social justice groups and activist communities. She is a big advocate for equity and social awareness. She is honored to live in Turtle Island, a land that belongs to the Indigenous peoples of this land. Lady feels extremely blessed to be able to work in a school that allows her to be her most authentic self. She believes that in order to make a difference in this world, to end racism, oppression and prejudice we must sacrifice our ego and serve our future generation. Our children depend on us to grow up to be amazing human beings and leaders in our community. We depend on our future generation to see the change we want to see in the world. This is Lady Vanessa's main inspiration for teaching. 
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