MARIA MORLEY, ART
Maria holds a BFA from the Michigan State University and a BFA in Education from the Rocky Mtn. College of Art + Design, with a K-12 teacher certification. She also holds a Master's of Fine Art: Sculpture and Ceramics. In her past she worked as Art Teacher at the Colegio Interamericano in Guatemala City and as an Sculpture Technician at the Rocky Mtn. College of Art + Design in Denver, Colorado.
GINA TILLERY, MUSIC
Ms. Tillery holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of South Alabama.
She previously worked as a teacher (preK-12) for eight years in Guatemala. She also was IT coordinator at Colegio Colonial Bilingue for four years. Before beginning her career in education, she worked in a Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) Lab exploring the use of technology in music, and performed as an orchestral percussionist and a professional vocalist in the U.S.
MARIA ELENA VALENCIA, PE
Ms. Maria Elena, graduated in Physical Education and Human Development from the University Galileo, Guatemala and has a degree in Administration of Sport Institutions. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University Isabel I, Escuela de Negocios Europea de Barcelona. Maria Elena has 22 years of experience teaching Physical Education, 11 of them at Colegio Decroly Americano CDA, Guatemala.
SANDY MORALES, MUSIC AND ART ELEMENTARY
Sandy graduated as a Preschool Teacher from Escuela de Maestras para párvulos “Dr. Alfredo Carrillo Ramirez” and holds a P.E.M. in music from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Before coming to AIS she has worked as an English teacher for seven years, she also taught in a preschool at the American Valley School, Colegio Trozos and Educare, and worked as an Elementary and Secondary Teacher at Centro Educativo Getsemaní and in the Art department of Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. She is a singer in the quartet Dolci Voci and is the president of the Marimba club at Universidad del Valle, Guatemala.
Rosa Allen, PE
Ms. Rosa is originally from Puerto Barrios, Izabal. She holds a B.A. in Sports Management from the Galileo University. Before AIS, she taught at a National Institute of Basic Education for 3 years and worked in the General Direction of Physical Education in the National School Sports Tournament Unit (Organization and coordination of sports activities). She also worked as a Coordinator of Special Events Program of the Vice Ministry of Sports and Recreation of Guatemala.
CARLOS MAXIMINO GOMEZ," MAX"
Mr. Carlos is currently studying to be a System Engineer at the Universidad Mariano Galvez. He also holds a Master Certification in Microsoft Office. He has more than 9 years of experience as technology teacher at various schools including the Colegio Rey de las Naciones.