Growing up, I always dreamed of becoming a schoolteacher and an artist. However, due the financial hardships in my country of Guatemala I instead acquired certification as a bilingual interpreter. Looking to refine my English and find inspiration, I moved to Los Angeles, California. I went to college to be a Graphic Designer. Then, I met my husband and started my own family! While volunteering in my children’s Sunday school class, as a teacher, I sparked once more my childhood dream to become a teacher. I reenrolled in college to become a Kindergarten teacher, and during my observation hours for my requirements, I came upon Exploring Minds Montessori. Instantly, I knew that this was the environment for me! I received my Montessori certification and have been at Exploring Minds since 2005.