Teachers

Amanda Valero - Lead Teacher Maternal 1

I was born and raised in Merida, Venezuela. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from La Universidad Nacional Experimental Simon Rodriguez. This will be my first year working at this wonderful preschool as a Maternal 1 teacher. After spending eight years teaching the preschool class in Venezuela, I was excited to expand my role at Miró International Preschool, as a Spanish teacher to the little ones of the school! Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, I am committed to providing your family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. At Miró International Preschool, we know that play is a child’s most important work, and we strive to create and maintain an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them. Thank you for sharing your precious children with us!

Ofelia Rodriguez - Teacher Assistant Maternal 1

Originally from Mexico.

Have been working with children for ten years.

My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the great ability to learn that they have, as well as seeing them smile, and feeling their hugs full of love. “ 

“The goal I have for myself as a teacher assistant is to teach and leave a positive memory forever. “ 

Beatriz Sequeira - Lead Teacher Maternal 2

Born in Sonora, Mexico.

Have been working with children for five years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Mexico.

“My favorite part of teaching is seeing the children smile and seeing how day by day they grow as individuals. “ 

“My mission as a teacher is to create a positive change in each and every one of my students, by providing a safe and fun environment. To create a learning method that adapts to each individual student’s needs.”

Patricia Canales - Asistente de Maestra Maternal 2

Originally from Mexico.

I have worked with children for four years now.

“I love hearing the things they say as they learn, it is amazing to see the change in them from the first day of school to the last day of school. “

Rut Figueira - Lead Teacher Jr. Preschool 1

Born in Venezuela.

Graduated Cum Laude with a masters specialized in education and Early Childhood Education in Venezuela.  I have been teaching for three years.

“What I love most about teaching is that every day you learn something new, To see children smile; while learning is priceless. “ 

My goal as a teacher is to make a positive change any way possible.

Pilar Navarro - Teacher Assistant Jr. Preschool 1

Originally from Spain.

Graduated in Biology Education, and I also have a Yoga Instructor Certificate. Taught biology and informatic for four years. I instructed children’s yoga for three years. I have been a teacher assistant for two and a half years.

“My favorite thing about working with children is the passion and enthusiasm children have to learn. I admire the love and interest they put in everything they do.”

“My mission as an early educator is to continue learning day by day with them. To provide them with the tools to enjoy learning, make them feel safe, and let them discover their full potential.”

Martha Carrillo - Lead Teacher Jr. Preschool 2

Originally from Mexico.

I have a CDA in early education. Proudly have been working with children for eight years.

“I would like to be thought of as a teacher, that helped her students grow in all ways possible.”

Araceli Soto - Teacher Assistant Jr. Preschool 2

Originally from Mexico.

I have an Infant/toddler Care Training and I have been working with children for six years.  “My favorite thing about teaching is seeing how kind and gentle they are, as well as seeing them grow.”


“The goal I have for myself as a teacher assistant is to provide every student with an education full of love”

Elena Apodaca - Lead Teacher Preschool 1

Originally from Mexico.  I have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

This will be my first year as a teacher. I was an assistant for three years prior.

“It honors me to teach them Spanish, which is a beautiful language to children who are forming themselves.”

“My mission as a teacher more than to stimulate their development, is to transmit the love for my native language. So, they can learn it within their hearts and always know Spanish.”

Marilyn Casillas - Teacher assistant Preschool 1

Originally from United States. This will be my second as a teacher assistant. I am currently attending school to obtain my CDA.  “What I love most about children is their laugh, it warms my heart.  My mission is to teach our children in the best way possible.”

Carolina Jaña - Lead Teacher Preschool 2

Originally from Chile.

I graduated from La Universidad de Chile in Early Childhood Education with a mayor in Spanish.

“I believe all kids deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in. We strive every day to provide a lasting education in each child that comes through teaching in Spanish. “

Marielys Mujica - Teacher assistant Preschool 2

Originally from Venezuela, I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin University in Maracaibo, Venezuela. This will be my first year as a teacher assistant.

What I love about working with children is the share and teach them new things.

Prior to working at Miró, I worked in Social Communications.

My mission as a teacher is to give them more knowledge, while giving them respect, and lots of love.

Vania Torres - Lead Teacher Jr. Kinder 1

Originally from Cuernavaca, Mexico

I was a teacher assistant for three years, I have been a teacher for one year.

“The best thing about working with children is being part of their development, to see them accomplish new things every day. “

I am currently attending school for Early Childhood Education.

“My goal as a teacher is to give them the love and attention they need, while they learn. To always motivate them to be better.”

Maria Clemente - Lead Teacher Jr. Kinder 2

I was born and raised in Spain. In 2016, I transitioned over to Miró International Preschool becoming a founding staff member. I have over 11 years of experience working with children in a classroom.  I have a CDA from Paradise Valley Community College; at this moment I’m working toward my Associates in Early Childhood Education. My goal is to continue growing as a professional to give the children at the best possible learning experiences that will help them develop and get ready not only for kindergarten but for life.

“My goal as a teacher is to give them the love and attention they need, while they learn. To always motivate them to be better.”

Andrea Resendiz - School Coordinator

Born in Mexico City, Mexico

Prior to working at Miró, I was working as a Medical Assistant at a Women’s Clinic/OB. I have a one-year old son whom I love more than anything in my life.

“Working with children is amazing, you build a bond with each student as well as with their families. They are the future of this world, and it is up to us, the people who surround them to teach to be the best they can.”

My goal is to make a positive impact in the life of each student, as well as in their families.