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High School

Our High School faculty are committed to upholding the CDS mission and share the school-wide goals of a commitment to the academic development of each student and to develop personal qualities that encourage meaningful contributions and leadership to a global society.

  • Christian Zamora - Country Day School

    Christian Zamora

    Mathematics Teacher

    Christian Zamora

    After completing my degree in Mathematics in Boston, I returned to Costa Rica and worked for four years at the University of Costa Rica, mainly teaching linear algebra, but also calculus and number theory. I coordinated the Linear Algebra for Computer Science course and had various teachers under my supervision while taking care of logistics and also designing the evaluations. I also worked for ExMa, which is a program for helping students who have fallen behind in their math courses.

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  • Paul Carpy - Country Day School

    Paul Carpy

    Mathematics Teacher & Yearbook Coordinator

    Paul Carpy

    After graduating with a BSc (Hons.) Degree in Mathematics & Statistics from the University of Glasgow, I spent almost a decade traveling whilst teaching. Specifically, I worked in Italy and Chile as well as visiting a number of South American countries. I then flew to Costa Rica in 2009 expecting to be here just a few years at the most but my love for the country has ensured that I'm still here today! 

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  • Glenda Pearson - Country Day School

    Glenda Pearson

    Athletic Coordinator

    Glenda Pearson

    I got my Physical Education Bachelor’s degree at the University of Costa Rica and my dual credited Master’s degree at the United Sports Academy at Daphne, Alabama in Sports Medicine and Sports Fitness Management. I have been teaching for 28 years, 18 years of which have been at CDS.

    My first eight years at CDS I coached the boys' varsity basketball team and for the last ten years, I have been coaching the varsity girls team. I became the Athletic Coordinator for CDS in 2004.

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  • Andrew Prazeres - Country Day School

    Andrew Prazeres

    Social Studies Teacher

    Andrew Prazeres

    I have devoted my life to teaching history to provide students with the tools and perspective necessary to live lives of purpose, gratitude, and love. I consider history to be the ideal vehicle for fostering critical thinking, compassion, and empathy. I believe these skills are essential to producing empowered citizens who have the courage and capacity to create a world of peace and harmony. 

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  • Kyle Westmoreland - Country Day School

    Kyle Westmoreland

    Social Studies Teacher

    Kyle Westmoreland

    After graduating high school in a suburb outside of Vancouver, I began at Simon Fraser University (SFU) while also working in sporting goods retail. I worked my way up to store management by the time I graduated SFU, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. (Geography major,  history minor). 

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  • Marlene Carvajal - Country Day School

    Marlene Carvajal

    Spanish Teacher

    Marlene Carvajal

    In 1991, I started working as a Spanish Language teacher at the British Institute. Thanks to this work, in 1994 I traveled to England as an assistant of the Spanish as a Second Language Program in the United Kingdom, at Exeter College and at Honiton Community College; where I developed a great enthusiasm for my future profession and the opportunity to be in contact with teenagers and young adults who were interested in learning the language.

     

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  • Andrea Batres - Country Day School

    Andrea Batres

    Spanish Teacher

    Andrea Batres

    I was born in San José, Costa Rica where I studied Literature, Linguistics and Spanish Education at Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.

    Upon graduation, I decided to get my Licenciatura (professional degree) at the same university because I wanted to increase my knowledge in education, technology, resources, language, and literature. I have taught since 2010.

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  • José Ignacio Fernández - Country Day School

    José Ignacio Fernández

    Social Studies Teacher

    José Ignacio Fernández

    I am from Costa Rica, studied at the University of Costa Rica. My major is Social Studies and Education Administration. 

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