Felipe is originally from Colombia. He joined Léman in 2018. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and Russian, and believes that having been exposed to many cultures throughout his life is an asset when working in an international environment. After being part of Léman’s Early Years team for 3 years, he will be Year 4B homeroom teacher this year.
Felipe graduated in 2005 with a master's degree in Psychology from Saint Petersburg State University. After discovering his passion for teaching, he undertook a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with the University of Nottingham. He has been teaching for fourteen years with five years of experience as a Primary teacher, and nine years as an Early Years Educator. He has worked in South Korea, Colombia, England, Thailand, and China. Together with Mr. Lepp, (Year 2) Felipe has run the chess club and participated as Léman’s chess coach for chess competitions.
He always tries his best to develop and deliver fun, inclusive and engaging lessons that keep students motivated to learn. He also believes that rich experiences in the languages of art, music, drama, dance and storytelling, help children find personal meaning in school learning.
Felipe really enjoys living in Chengdu and travelling in China. He particularly likes the flavours of Sichuan cuisine. He spends his free time with his wife and his two dogs. He is also an avid reader, especially classics. He likes to ride bicycles, play video games, and swim.