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Early Childhood

Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain the best teachers in the world.

  • Monique Russell - Country Day School

    Monique Russell

    Curriculum Coordinator for Early Childhood and Elementary

    Monique Russell

    I am excited to return to Country Day School for another great year! I began teaching at CDS in the Elementary School in 2018, and began working as the Curriculum Coordinator for Early Childhood and Elementary in 2019. I've had the opportunity to teach learners of all ages, from prekindergarten to adult. Before coming to Costa Rica from Washington, DC area, I worked as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, teacher mentor, adjunct professor, and educational consultant.

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  • Liliana Rodriguez. Pre- Kinder Teacher. Country Day School

    Liliana Rodriguez

    Pre-Kinder Teacher

    Liliana Rodriguez

    I started my teaching career in a local Montessori school in San José, Costa Rica where I taught Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten. 

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  • Viviana Araya - Country Day School

    Viviana Araya

    Pre-Kinder Teacher

    Viviana Araya

    I started my career  in education at CDS in 1996 working as a nanny in the school’s Day Care Center, a few years later I became a Teacher’s Assistant and gathering experience while attending higher education.  

    After obtaining  my Bachelor’s Degree in PreSchool Education from Universidad San Judas Tadeo in 2003,  and a specialization degree in Education for Children With Special Needs from the same institution in 2007, I was promoted to Kinder’s Teacher in 2010.

    I am fortunate to have over 20 years of teaching experience at CDS, where I  have worked with a large variety of leaders and colleagues who have shared and enriched my own expertise as a teacher. 

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  • Diana Bachmann - Country Day School

    Diana Bachmann

    Prep Assistant

    Diana Bachmann

    I was born and raised in Paraguay. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Administration from the National University of Asunción, Paraguay.

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  • Evelyn Cruz - Country Day School

    Evelyn Cruz

    Kinder Teacher

    Evelyn Cruz

    I began my career as a PreSchool Teacher before I graduated from the University of Costa Rica at a kindergarten in the South part of San Jose in 1997. Later,  I worked for several months in an Integral Attention Center for the Health Minister. Here, I was part of a team that worked with an emphasis in physical and emotional development; this was a great opportunity to learn outside of the University' classrooms. I graduated from the UCR in 1998 with a degree in Preschool Education.  I later obtained my Master’s Degree in Psychopedagogy from Universidad de La Salle. 

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  • Isabel Hinestrosa - Country Day School

    Isabel Hinestrosa

    Kinder Assistant

    Isabel Hinestrosa

    I studied Modern Languages at the Universidad Metropolitana at Venezuela with a minor in Business.  After working in a stock exchange company, I decided to change careers and began working at a bilingual school as substitute.  I soon found myself as the lead PreKinder teacher, where I remained for the next four years. 

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  • Francine Monteil - Country Day School

    Francine Monteil

    Pre-Kinder Teacher

    Francine Monteil

    Since I was a little girl I always wanted to be a teacher. When I was in second grade I had a great teacher; she was able to make everyone feel comfortable, loved and secure. I remember wanting to go to her class every day. As soon as I finished high school, I was sure which career I was going to choose. I went to the University of Costa Rica where I got my Bachelor Degree in Preschool Education. After completing my degree, I worked as a Preparatory Assistant for one year.

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  • Rebeca Cubillo - Country Day School

    Rebeca Cubilo

    Pre-Kinder Assistant

    Rebeca Cubilo

    I am the youngest of five children with four older brothers and have lived in Costa Rica my entire life. I attended the Republic of Venezuela School and the Liceo de Escazú. 

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