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Lourdes Soler

Lourdes Soler - Country Day School

Prep Teacher

My first teaching experience started right here at Country Day School over 26 years ago. I began working at CDS as a Kindergarten teaching assistant and I knew I was where I had to be! It is priceless when I see a child’s eyes light up when they try something new. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica in Bilingual Early Childhood Education and want to further my education with a Master’s in International Teaching.

I was born in Costa Rica and have lived here most of my life. I had the opportunity of moving to  Chicago in 2000 and working at an amazing school district until 2005.  I worked in various capacities in the district, such as the preschool teacher in a self-contained classroom, as well as with a program for children at risk. In addition, I also worked on a Family Literacy Program as well as teaching computer skills to senior citizens. 

When I returned to Costa Rica in 2005, I worked in a daycare with infants between the ages of four months up to four years old. It was in 2012 that I had the possibility to return to my home away from home, CDS.  I taught Kindergarten for one year and after I moved to Prep and have been loving it ever since.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking my dogs out for walks, reading about teaching, and doing home projects.