The Staff – Mommy & Me/After School
Mommy & Me Teachers
Our beloved maestra “Anita” as we all call her, has been our amazing Mommy & Me teacher for 15 years. She is a native Spanish speaker from El Salvador, a guitar player and an extremely sweet and experienced teacher. Maestra Ana coordinates the music program at Pioneer High School and has been the director and coordinator of Art Vistas Program in Allen Steinbeck Elementary School for ten years.
The families and our staff are extremely lucky to have her! Mother of a beautiful 20 year old daughter and a 16 year old son, who started attending Susy’s Mommy & Me classes when they were toddlers. In her spare time, Maestra Ana loves to read and volunteer in her community.
Maestra Luciana Farias Feeney was born in Argentina and has been dancing and performing on stage since the age of 3. As a natural dancer and teacher, she obtained her Ballet Teacher degree at the age of 16 and then went on to College to become an English teacher in Argentina. She has a tremendous experience in teaching students from the age of 3 to 70 and a vast experience in teaching Spanish in the USA for different Spanish Immersion programs because of her traveling at a young age. Her patience and love for children is easily recognized by the children and their parents.
After School Teacher
Maestra Nora is a native Spanish speaker from Colombia South American. Her beautiful contagious personality brings joy to our After School program. Maestra Nora has lived in San Jose California for 27 years. She has 12 years of experience working with children in English Second Language (ESL) learners and with various Elementary Spanish programs.
She is passionate about teaching Spanish, and sharing the Latin culture with children and their families. In her spare time, maestra Nora loves spending time with her family, cooking Colombian food, gardening, and dancing.