OUR VALLE ALTO CAMPUS

AN ENVIRONMENT MADE FOR LEARNING
Our campus offers our students all they need to thrive

A VIBRANT, WELCOMING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT 

Located in the southern part of Monterrey, our beautiful, green, extensive Valle Alto campus is like no other in the city. Students benefit from being surrounded by nature and enjoy a sense of wellbeing and community.

Equipped with modern indoor and outdoor facilities, students have everything they need to succeed in a safe and stimulating environment.  

Valle Alto School Profile

OUR CAMPUS FACILITIES 

Our purpose-built facilities reinforce education, bringing subjects to life in vibrant learning spaces. World-class sports and creative facilities provide the ideal surroundings for your child to discover and nourish their interests and talents.
  • 14-acre campus with 57 classrooms
  • 86,000+ book library  
  • SWAS rooms for international students that need additional support in English/Spanish  
  • Makerspace and media center
  • Diverse range of sports facilities, both indoor and outdoor
  • Specialist facilities for music, drama, dance and arts
  • PlayPods and Petting Zoo for Preschool  
  • Spacious cafetorium serving fresh, nutritious meals  
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Our School

San Roberto is proud to offer families from around the world a personalized, international education.

We welcome families of all nationalities who wish their children to be educated in an internationally-minded and learning-focused environment.

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Using Technology to unlock learning 

UNLOCKING LEARNING WITH CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY 

Technology is embedded in our activities and all our learning environments. Students integrate technology into their education from the moment they arrive at the Valle Alto campus. The technological infrastructure on campus includes high-speed Wi-Fi connections and a 1:1 program, which lets students use their own devices to maximize active, independent learning. 

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MEET OUR TEAM

Meet the specialists that will care for your child's academic and personal growth
Diana Garza
Valle Alto Campus Director
Diana Garza is the Valle Alto Campus Director. She has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from ITESM and a Master's in International Education from the University of Framingham. She has worked in the educational field for over 25 years, most of them at San Roberto International School.
Diana Garza - Valle Alto Campus Director

Diana Garza is the Valle Alto Campus Director. She has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from ITESM and a Master's in International Education from the University of Framingham. She has worked in the educational field for over 25 years, most of them at San Roberto International School as a teacher, Preschool Coordinator, Middle School Director, and Campus Director. She has led different projects and has actively participated in the re-accreditation process of our school.


Rossana Gutiérrez
Early Years Principal
Ms Rossana Gutiérrez is the Valle Alto Early Years Principal. She has been part of San Roberto since 1998, working in several positions as Homeroom Teacher, Preschool Coordinator, and Elementary Vice Principal for 9 years.
Rossana Gutiérrez - Early Years Principal
Ms Rossana Gutiérrez is the Valle Alto Early Years Principal. She has been part of San Roberto since 1998, working in several positions as Homeroom Teacher, Preschool Coordinator, and Elementary Vice Principal for 9 years.  Ms. Gutiérrez has a Master in International Education from Framingham State University. She actively participates in different academic and nonacademic committees and has been involved in all of the accreditation and improvement processes.
Claudia Esquivel
Early Years Vice Principal
Claudia Esquivel has been part of the San Roberto International school family since 2007 and has served as a Nursery, Preschool, Pre Primary, and Lower Elementary teacher.  
Claudia Esquivel - Early Years Vice Principal

Claudia Esquivel has been part of the San Roberto International school family since 2007 and has served as a Nursery, Preschool, Pre Primary, and Lower Elementary teacher.  She has been involved in curriculum committees including taking the role as Early Childhood Curriculum leader and has led many different workshops. Mrs. Esquivel holds a Bachelor degree in Preschool Education from Secretaria de Educación Publica and a Bachelor degree in Educational Sciences from Universidad Interamericana. In addition, she has a Master in Education Psychology from Universidad Regiomontana and a Master in Multidisciplinary Sciences from Buffalo State University. She is part of the Destination Imagination board as a Training Director. Her role is to organize, develop and lead different workshops for the program.

Karina Salas
Upper School Principal
Karina has a bachelor degree in Applied Linguistics and a Master in International Education from Framingham University in Massachusetts. She has 18 years of experience in education, 15 of which she has successfully worked at San Roberto.
Karina Salas - Upper School Principal
Karina Salas is the Upper School Principal at Valle Alto Campus. Karina has a bachelor degree in Applied Linguistics and a Master in International Education from Framingham University in Massachusetts. She has 18 years of experience in education, 15 of which she has successfully worked at San Roberto as an elementary homeroom teacher and middle school teacher of math, science, and social studies, and Elementary Vice Principal.
Jessica Elizondo
Upper School Vice Principal
Jessica Elizondo holds a BA in Education with a major in the English language. She also holds a Masters in International Education from the Framingham State University and has participated in training and in the implementation of new projects locally and overseas. 
Jessica Elizondo - Upper School Vice Principal
Jessica Elizondo holds a BA in Education with a major in the English language. She also holds a Masters in International Education from the Framingham State University and has participated in training and in the implementation of new projects locally and overseas. She has been part of the San Roberto community for 9 years, as Elementary homeroom teacher and as a Technology Coach in Middle School.

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Carrie Hultgreen
RTI & Data Coordinator
Carrie Simone Hultgreen is an educational leader that spreads her enthusiasm for literacy and data analysis to everyone that crosses her path. For over twenty years she has taught diverse student populations from early childhood all the way through adult education in Canada, Japan, and Mexico.
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Carrie Simone Hultgreen is an educational leader that spreads her enthusiasm for literacy and data analysis to everyone that crosses her path. For over twenty years she has taught diverse student populations from early childhood all the way through adult education in Canada, Japan, and Mexico. For many years she worked as a middle school literacy instructional coach at San Roberto International School in Monterrey, Mexico and was an online co-facilitator for Nord Anglia University’s course in Guided Reading. Currently she works as the school’s RTI and Data Coordinator and has been in this role since 2018. Carrie has collaborated on publications such as Alberta Education’s Safe and Caring Schools for Aboriginal Students and Prepa Tec’s Perfil. She holds an M.Ed in International Education from Framingham State University in Massachusetts and a B.A. in English Literature and a B.Ed. with a specialization in English Language Arts and Social Studies instruction from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.
Sandra Morales
English and Spanish as Additional Languages Coordinator
Sandra has a BA in English and a Master in Education from Framingham University. For over 25 years in the education field, she has fulfilled her passion in helping students become independent learners.
Sandra Morales - English and Spanish as Additional Languages Coordinator
Sandra has a BA in English and a Master in Education from Framingham University. For over 25 years in the education field, she has fulfilled her passion in helping students become independent learners. Now as the international students’ program coordinator, Sandra promotes the inclusion of students into the community as they acquire the English and Spanish languages. The School Within a School (SWAS) initiative provides an opportunity for students to explore the new languages and scaffold their learning to reach grade level readiness.
María Cristina Lozano
Leader of Spanish Curriculum
María Cristina Lozano is a professional worker whose passion and vocation is to teach the Spanish language as well as the development of literacy skills that turn children and young people into successful and competent students.
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María Cristina Lozano is a professional worker whose passion and vocation is to teach the Spanish language as well as the development of literacy skills that turn children and young people into successful and competent students. Her academic training, aimed at fulfilling her objectives, began with a degree in Education at Universidad Regiomontana and continued later with a Master's degree in Education with a specialty in the Cognition of the Teaching-Learning Processes by ITESM. She has worked as a teacher at all elementary and middle school levels for more than thirty years at the San Roberto International School. She currently serves as the Leader of the Spanish Curriculum Committee, is a Spanish Coordinator and a Balanced Literacy Coach.
Myrna García
Early Childhood Literacy Coach PN-2nd grades
Myrna has been a member of the ISR family for over 20 years. Her passion for education, reading and writing has led her to publish a few books and articles related to literacy. She has attended training at the Teachers College in Columbia University for Units of Study and at the University of Denver for Student Center Coaching.
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Myrna has been a member of the ISR family for over 20 years. Her passion for education, reading and writing has led her to publish a few books and articles related to literacy. She has attended training at the Teachers College in Columbia University for Units of Study and at the University of Denver for Student Center Coaching. Currently she is studying a PhD in Communication and Educational Innovation at the Universidad de Nuevo León (UANL).
Heather Ure
Early Years Literacy Coach PP-3rd grades
New to the ISR Family, Heather supports our Early Years Team through Literacy coaching and ELA curriculum committee development. As an International Educator she has worked in Canada, Kuwait and Mexico, supporting students from early childhood through middle school.
Heather Ure - Early Years Literacy Coach PP-3rd grades
New to the ISR Family, Heather supports our Early Years Team through Literacy coaching and ELA curriculum committee development. As an International Educator she has worked in Canada, Kuwait and Mexico, supporting students from early childhood through middle school. Her experiences as an educator have included academic consulting, intervention, vice principal, and literacy coach. She has contributed to publications such as Specialized Solutions Teachable Moment. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education, and is a certified Teacher in both Canada and the USA.
Rebecca Pylant
Upper Years Literacy Support
Becky has a BA and Masters Degree in Education from New Hampshire University and has over 25 years in Education. She has devoted her professional life to the educational field having served as a preschool teacher, elementary teacher, middle school teacher, an academic administrator, and an instructional coach.
Rebecca Pylant - Upper Years Literacy Support
Becky has a BA and Masters Degree in Education from New Hampshire University and has over 25 years in Education. She has devoted her professional life to the educational field having served as a preschool teacher, elementary teacher, middle school teacher, an academic administrator, and an instructional coach. As Literacy Support at ISR, she guides teachers in the implementation and monitoring of Balanced Literacy as well as working with administrators and staff to collect, analyze and use data to guide instructional decisions. She works to instill in teachers an appreciation for the intricacies of the English language whilst promoting to build ownership of learning for every student. She is most passionate about teaching and is fully committed to creating positive learning experiences in which children and adults can reach their utmost potential.
Gabriela Garza
Early Years Counselor
She has been working as an Early School Counselor at San Roberto since 2009. Prior to becoming a School Counselor, she was a Nursery and Preschool teacher since 2000. Gabriela believes that working with children is a fantastic experience, she really enjoys her interactions with the students.
Gabriela Garza - Early Years Counselor
She has been working as an Early School Counselor at San Roberto since 2009. Prior to becoming a School Counselor, she was a Nursery and Preschool teacher since 2000. Gabriela believes that working with children is a fantastic experience, she really enjoys her interactions with the students. Gabriela has a Bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She holds a Master Degree in Child and Adolescent Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Marcela Vargas
Elementary Counselor
Marcela Vargas is a graduate of the Bachelor of Psychology from the U.A.N.L. and the Master's Degree in Brief Systemic Family Therapy from Centro de Crecimiento Personal y Familiar. With 12 years of experience as a child therapist and education.
Marcela Vargas - Elementary Counselor
Marcela Vargas is a graduate of the Bachelor of Psychology from the U.A.N.L. and the Master's Degree in Brief Systemic Family Therapy from Centro de Crecimiento Personal y Familiar. With 12 years of experience as a child therapist and education. Since 2019 she has been the elementary school counselor at the Valle Alto Campus where she supports the social-emotional development of students. She also guides and assists teachers integrating SEL with students. Marcela believes that helping students to understand their feelings and life experiences improves their engagement in learning and wellbeing.
Gilda Suárez
Middle School Counselor
Gilda Suárez is a psychologist graduate from the U.A.N.L. After some years of experience as a child therapist and teacher, and driven by the idea that “with a good interdisciplinary team children can overcome the challenges posed by development”, in 2003 she founded Retos Psicología Infantil, a therapeutic center for children from 2 to 14 years old, where she served as director for 15 years.
Gilda Suárez - Middle School Counselor
Gilda Suárez is a psychologist graduate from the U.A.N.L. After some years of experience as a child therapist and teacher, and driven by the idea that “with a good interdisciplinary team children can overcome the challenges posed by development”, in 2003 she founded Retos Psicología Infantil, a therapeutic center for children from 2 to 14 years old, where she served as director for 15 years. Since 2019 is the middle school counselor of Valle Alto Campus where she supports the social-emotional development of students. Gilda enjoys giving conferences and personal motivation courses and is currently a volunteer in Techo Rosa, an association where women with breast cancer are supported.
Mariana Zamora
Technology Coach PN-3rd grade
Mariana has more than ten years of experience working in Education, primarily teaching Technology to students from Preschool to 3rd grade. She also guides and assists teachers in developing content utilizing digital resources to integrate technology into students' learning experiences.
Mariana Zamora - Technology Coach PN-3rd grade
Mariana has more than ten years of experience working in Education, primarily teaching Technology to students from Preschool to 3rd grade. She also guides and assists teachers in developing content utilizing digital resources to integrate technology into students' learning experiences. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, trained in Primary Years Programme (PYP/IB). Mariana believes that technology integration in the Early Years is important because it allows students to think critically to solve problems and show their creativity. Digital citizenship is crucial in her teaching, providing strategies to students on how to be safe online. She is an Apple Teacher with Swift Playground Recognition, Seesaw Ambassador, Common Sense Educator, and Book Creator Certified Author. She is always looking and identifying trends in software and hardware and is a passionate innovator.
Brenda Álvarez
Technology Coach 4th-6th grades
Brenda holds an International Business Certificate and a Masters degree in Educational Technology Innovation from ITESM. She has more than nineteen years experience working in education, guiding and assisting teachers in developing content utilizing digital resources to integrate technology in students' learning experiences.
Brenda Alvarez - Technology Coach 4th-6th grades
Brenda holds an International Business Certificate and a Masters degree in Educational Technology Innovation from ITESM. She has more than nineteen years experience working in education, guiding and assisting teachers in developing content utilizing digital resources to integrate technology in students' learning experiences. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher, Seesaw Ambassador, Common Sense Educator, and Book Creator Certified Author. She is always looking for and identifying trends in software and hardware and a passionate innovator. As a specialist in Digital Citizenship & women's development in technology, she has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on INC Monterrey, Live Curious & Go Beyond, ISR Pro D and CSP parent's events.
Analucía Garza Leal
Technology Coach 7th– 9th grades
Analucía has graduated from the University of Monterrey since 2019. She has a Bachelor's degree in psychopedagogy. She has 5 years of experience in the educational field from preschool to ninth grade, performing different functions for the educational growth of students.
Analucía Garza Leal - Technology Coach 7th– 9th grades
Analucía has graduated from the University of Monterrey since 2019. She has a Bachelor's degree in psychopedagogy. She has 5 years of experience in the educational field from preschool to ninth grade, performing different functions for the educational growth of students. She acts as a guide for teachers in the area of technology, innovating to create challenging and meaningful content for students. Analucía believes that by merging technology with learning, students can expand their knowledge, develop critical thinking and foster autonomy when solving day-to-day problems. She is a creative person who provides the necessary tools for students to move forward with project innovation.
Verónica Ortiz
Values and Character Education Coordinator
Verónica worked in Quality Management and Human Resources before moving into Education. Verónica is deeply engaged in values education, especially in catholic contexts and working with communities in poverty for the past 15 years. Her professional roots are in Psychology, Family Education, Management, and Human Development.
Verónica Ortiz - Values and Character Education Coordinator
Verónica worked in Quality Management and Human Resources before moving into Education. Verónica is deeply engaged in values education, especially in catholic contexts and working with communities in poverty for the past 15 years. Her professional roots are in Psychology, Family Education, Management, and Human Development. Verónica obtained 3 masters degrees from ITESM, Instituto Europeo de Estudios de la Educación, and Instituto de Estudios Transgeneracionales where she focused on human development in children and teenagers. Her current position is as Coordinator of Values and Character Education which she has held since 2013. She has been sharing “Forgiveness and Heal Your Life” workshops since 2011 helping teachers and families to live with meaning, purpose and fulfillment.
Norma Puente
Social Responsibility Coordinator
Norma has been a dedicated teacher for more than 25 years at San Roberto. She is convinced that teaching provides the opportunity to grow for both students and teachers, and is passionate about her work in social development which helps improve people's quality of life.
Norma Puente - Social Responsibility Coordinator
Norma has been a dedicated teacher for more than 25 years at San Roberto. She is convinced that teaching provides the opportunity to grow for both students and teachers, and is passionate about her work in social development which helps improve people's quality of life. She is the creator and project leader of: “La Gloria'' and “Más Vale Actuar”. Social responsibility is one of her priorities that has not only defined her work life, but also her personal life. Norma holds a Masters degree in learning processes from ITESM.
Jorge Herrera
Athletic Director
Jorge Herrera graduated from UANL Universidad de Nuevo León and holds a BA in Physical Education & Sport Science, and he is in the process to get a Master’s degree in Sports Management. He has Certifications in Sports Marketing issued by the Universidad Del Valle de Mexico, as well as a Certificate in Sports Business issued by Cruyff University.
Jorge Herrera - Athletic Director
Jorge Herrera graduated from UANL Universidad de Nuevo León and holds a BA in Physical Education & Sport Science, and he is in the process to get a Master’s degree in Sports Management. He has Certifications in Sports Marketing issued by the Universidad Del Valle de Mexico, as well as a Certificate in Sports Business issued by Cruyff University. He has a certification in Sport Coaching from Sports Coaching World as well as in Empowering Coaching from the UK University of Birmingham. Jorge began his coaching career as a trainer at Sports Clinic in Monterrey, he joined San Roberto International School in 1998, and he is a former Soccer coach, Soccer Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, and currently the Athletic Director. He also worked as a physical trainer for the professional team “Club de Fútbol Monterrey”. He has actively participated in the ASOMEX Association of American Schools in Mexico, currently VicePresident of the ASOMEX Athletic Directors Board., Internationally he has been involved in the organization of “The Games” the NAE sport event including schools from the American Region.
Yerika Zambrano
Fine Arts Coordinator
Yerika is a cultural promoter, actress, producer, founder and partner of “Teatro de los Peripatéticos A.C.” and “La Bodega de Dionisios" (Drama Space). She graduated with a degree in Conductual Psychology from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon as well as holds a degree from the U.A.N.L. Performing Arts School.
Yérika Zambrano - Fine Arts Coordinator
Yerika is a cultural promoter, actress, producer, founder and partner of “Teatro de los Peripatéticos A.C.” and “La Bodega de Dionisios (Drama Space). She graduated with a degree in Conductual Psychology from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon as well as holds a degree from the U.A.N.L. Performing Arts School. As an actress she has participated in 97 plays with locally recognized directors. She gained experience as a scene director in 57 different plays as part of University experimental drama. She has participated in the Drama Course in the École Internationale de Théâthre Jacques Lecoq, Barcelona Spain for 6 consecutive summers, TV production, Dramaturgy workshop, Introduction to Semiotics, Makeup Workshop, Actor work with objects, Fencing, Psychodrama Course, Children Literature Course among others. At San Roberto, she has produced multiple musicals since 2001, such as High School Musical, The King, Annie, Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, among others. Yerika believes drama is undoubtedly one of the scenic expressions with the greatest impact on the viewer, as it relies on body, vocal and musical expression, it is a discipline that proposes work tools that help in all areas of scenic.
Mariam Garza
ISR Dance Coordinator
Mariam has been a dance teacher and choreographer for more than 15 years. She has a degree in Dance Education with speciality in Classical Dance by La Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey from INBA, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a speciality in Innovation, both from Universidad TecMilenio.
Mariam Garza - ISR Dance Coordinator
Mariam has been a dance teacher and choreographer for more than 15 years. She has a degree in Dance Education with speciality in Classical Dance by La Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey from INBA, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a speciality in Innovation, both from Universidad TecMilenio. As part of continuous professional development Mariam has certifications by the American Ballet Theatre ABT and Progressing Ballet Technique. She started her ballet studies under the Royal Academy of Dance program, she also trained in several dance disciplines such as pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, and musical comedy; this last discipline gave her the opportunity to participate in several musical performances with different directors of local companies. Mariam has been part of San Roberto International School since 2013 as dance teacher and is part of the team of choreographers for national and international competitions.
Katia Gómez
Library Media Specialist
Katia has been a member of the San Roberto Family for 9 years as a library media specialist, where she inspires in the members of our community the love for reading and both trains and encourages students on the use of digital resources and information technologies; she collaborates closely with the academic staff to support them in finding print and digital resources that meet their curriculum needs.
Katia Gómez - Library Media Specialist
Katia has been a member of the San Roberto Family for 9 years as a library media specialist, where she inspires in the members of our community the love for reading and both trains and encourages students on the use of digital resources and information technologies; she collaborates closely with the academic staff to support them in finding print and digital resources that meet their curriculum needs. She has worked at the library and information field since 1997 when she started at the library of Tec de Monterrey (Monterrey Campus); she holds a degree as a Bachelor Public Accountant, a Master in Finance as well as a Master in Library and Information Science, all from Tec de Monterrey. Katia loves and enjoys working with students, and is always willing to help them find the just-right books that will inspire them to become lifelong readers and learners.

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