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Meet our Teachers

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Management Team

Elvia Taylor is the CEO and founder of Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. In 2001 she started offering English and Spanish classes and, because of her love for children, Elvia implemented a language preschool for kids in 2006. Initially, the preschool only offered Spanish, but it has grown to offer English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Elvia is committed to quality education and believes in the importance of multi-lingual children in today’s global community.

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Ms. Zeina Saleh is the Director for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is trilingual in English, French, and Arabic. She earned her Master’s degree in Research in Educational Sciences from the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. She started working for Crossing Borders in August, 2014 as the French teacher and was promoted to Director in August, 2015. During her 10 years as an educator, Zeina has taught French, math, and science. Zeina believes deeply in the importance of foreign language learning. Her main objective is ensuring every child successfully learns to speak their new language while enjoying a safe and nurturing environment.

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Ms. Carmen Campos is the Academic Specialist for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Carmen started working for Crossing Borders in 2012 and was promoted to Operations Support Specialist in June 2015. She believes that learning a foreign language at an early age is an essential part of a child’s education and development. Her goal is to prepare Crossing Borders’ children to successfully live and work in a globalized world.

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Ms. Gidy Rodriguez is the Customer Service/Enrollment & Social Media Specialist for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Spanish from Sam Houston State University. She believes in the importance of language learning at an early age and is committed to advertise Crossing Borders’ message.

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Ms. Sol is an Assistant Director for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. Sol earned a diploma in business office technology and is also a certified medical assistant. She joined Crossing Borders in June 2018. Before her current position, Sol started as a School Aide then was promoted as our Aftercare Coordinator. She enjoys getting to know the children and learning what it means to help by providing support, leadership, and care. Her goal is to continue to excel as an early childhood administrator to assist in ensuring the children at Crossing Borders the best possible experiences that will help them develop and get ready, not only for elementary school, but for life.

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Ms. Jocelyn is an Assistant Director for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. Jocelyn earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Houston, Main Campus. She joined Crossing Borders on February 2019 as a School Aide. Her goal is to encourage a positive environment for all of the students and make their experience at Crossing Borders, unforgettable.

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Toddler Teachers

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Ms. Diana is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is Bilingual in English and Spanish. She has been working for Crossing Borders since March 2017 and is currently pursuing a degree in Education Psychology and is near completing her Child Developments Associate (CDA) Credential TM . She has been working with children for over 8 years now and she has always had a passion for teaching. Her goal is to work with parents as a team to help their children reach milestones and guide them through their educational challenges. She is looking forward to being a part of each child’s growth and development.

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Ms. Noemi is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Noemi has been working for Crossing Borders International Preschool since March 2019. She is currently pursuing a Child Developments Associate (CDA) Credential TM. She loves children and believes that with patience, love, and teamwork with parents, every child has the opportunity to grow and become the best they can be. Noemi is looking forward to being part of the growth and development of every child she meets.

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Ms. Gladys is an English Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is currently working towards her Childhood Developmental Associate Credential. Gladys started working for Crossing Borders as a school aide in January 2015 and was promoted to English Teacher in September 2015. Gladys enjoys teaching her students and promotes a loving, caring, and fun environment in her classroom.

Ms. Rosario is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She has worked with children for over three years now and she is currently pursuing a Child Developments Associate (CDA) Credential TM. She has worked for Crossing Borders since November of 2018 when she started as a School Aide. Rosario is looking forward to working with the parents as a team to give their children an excellent experience within a happy and fun learning environment.


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Ms. Monica is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She studied at the Universidad de El Salvador. Monica started working for Crossing Borders as a School Aide and was promoted to Spanish Teacher in 2016. She loves the opportunity that working with children allows her to be part of their future success.


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Ms. Debanny is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She holds a Child Developments Associate (CDA) Credential TM .  She has been working for Crossing Borders since March 2018. She has been working with children for over 5 years now and is passionate about teaching children the Spanish language and culture. She believes in working with parents as a team to help their children excel. She is looking forward to being a part of each child’s growth and development.

Preschool Teachers

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Ms. Radia is a French teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is polylingual, speaking French, English, Arabic, and Berber. She earned her master’s degree in December 2017 in finance and banking from University of Mouloud Maameri in Algeria and earned her post-graduation diploma from Maghreb institute in tax and customs. She has worked as substitute teacher in Alliance Françoise in Arizona and has been working for Crossing Borders as a French assistant. She has a passion for teaching and transmitting her knowledge to her students and she believes attention and patience are key to language success.

Ms. Emily is a Mandarin Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. She graduated from Beijing Union University with a bachelor’s degree in literature. She is a certified senior Chinese language teacher that has experience in teaching her native language in her home country. She also has a Certificate in National Proficiency Test of Mandarin level II grade A. Prior to Crossing Borders, she taught Chinese at a school in Katy. She enjoys working with children on a daily basis and believes love is the best way to teach children. Every choice of the teacher is important to the child’s life. Her mission is to help children build a better future. a career in education.

Ms. Danielle is an English Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She graduated from Texas Southern University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Child Family Development. For the past 9 years she has pursued her passion of working with children at the Preschool level where she developed a teaching style that allows each student to learn at his/her own pace. She returned to Crossing Borders in August 2019 after a break to pursue other interests. She is eagerly looking forward to teaching English as a Second Language and to enriching the lives of the children in her classroom.

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Ms. Liliana is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at California State University in Fresno. She is currently working toward her Texas teaching certification. Liliana started working for Crossing Borders in July 2014. She considers the field of education to be a significant part of her life. She loves teaching and sharing her knowledge of the Spanish language and culture with her students.

 

Ms. Lucia is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Lucia earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Unidad Academica de Psicologia in Mexico. She joined our team in July 2019 as a School Aide and was promoted to Spanish Teacher in November 2019. Lucia is dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and makes it her goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve.

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Ms. Linda is an English Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She has been working with our team since March 2018. Before her current position she started as a School Aide. Linda holds a Child Developments Associate (CDA) Credential TM. Her dream to become a teacher comes from loving children and watching them learn.

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Ms. Cristy is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She holds a Child Developments Associate (CDA) Credential TM and also a certification in Multiple Intelligence in Early Childhood through the Montgomery College of Maryland. Cristy returned to work for Crossing Borders in September 2019 after taking a break to pursue other interests. She loves how children use their imagination to transform their environment. Her passion for teaching pushes her to always find a way to show them that they can be smart in many areas.

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Ms. Keira is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Universidad Del Valle De México, specializing in Education. She has been a teacher for more than 5 years and she believes education is the key to success. She loves children and believes working with parents as a team will help their children achieve all their goals and guide them through their educational challenges.

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Ms. Nikkie is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Nikkie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a minor in Early Childhood Education at Lehman College in New York. She recently became a member of the Kappa Delta PI (KDP), International Honor Society in Education , and earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Bilingual (Spanish) endorsement at Houston Baptist University. Nikkie started working for Crossing Borders in August 2016. She believes that each child should be valued and treated with respect. Her personal belief is that education should empower a child to make a great contribution to the world.

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Ms. Areli is a Kindergarten Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of California-Davis. She has 7 years experience teaching Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Areli started working for Crossing Borders in March 2019 as an English Teacher. She believes that learning begins at birth and continues throughout life. She is amazed at the growth students achieve in a school year.