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Maria Fernanda Cortés

Maria Fernanda Cortes Country Day School

ES Co-Teacher

This August 2020, I am a co-teacher with Mrs. Perera. I was born in Costa Rica, when I finished  High School, I went to Paris for one year to study French. 


After I came back, I worked for two years in Banque Nationale de Paris here in San Jose.  Then I  finished my Bilingual Executive Secretary career.  In 1985 I got married, had 3 children within 14 months, Irene in January 1987 and a couple of twins in March 1988.   When they were in Montessori at Blue Valley School, I worked for a couple of years, as a prep assistant.   In 2013, I became a substitute for a Library Assistant and stayed until the present.

I love going to the beach, spending time with my children, and reading.  However, most of all, I love to hear children telling me stories in the library.