• Meet the World Language Team

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Masters Degree in Teaching Math

Mrs. Irelys Casillas, Spanish Teacher

Hello! My name is Irelys Casillas and I am from Puerto Rico. I have a Masters Degree in Math Teaching and I have been teaching for 11 years. I like to travel, crochet and take care of plants. 

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Master degree / certificated as K - 12 Chinese

Mrs. Jing Cassaro, Mandarin Teacher

I was born in China and am a native Chinese speaker. I have taught in Wake County Public Schools for several years as a Chinese teacher. Green Elementary is a great place to learn and grow. I am very excited to start a new school year with all my students!

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M.A in Education & Certified IB teacher for PYP (Primary Years Program)

Mrs. Yolima Maria Lara Garcia, Spanish Teacher

My name is Yolima Maria Lara Gracia. I was born on June 3rd 1979 in Barranquilla, Colombia, a coastal city. I have a son whose name is Samuel Rodriguez Lara who is 12 years old and was born in Bogota, Colombia, the country's capital.

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Bachelor in Foreign Languages English - French, Graduate Specialist in Teaching English, MA in Learning and Teaching Processes in Second Languages

Mrs. Margarita Díaz Gamarra, Spanish Teacher

¡Hola! My name is Margarita, and I'm from Barrancabermeja, a small city in Colombia. I believe in Education as a tool to impact students' lives and a way to give back to society. This is my 1st year at Green Elementary School and my 11th year teaching. I love foreign languages and I specialized in teaching English at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, where I also earned my Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching Processes in Second Languages. I'm excited about beginning the best year ever!

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Bachelor's Degree in Humanities with emphasis in Spanish and Foreign Languages. Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics of Spanish as a Foreign Language.

Ms. Jenny Penagos, Spanish Teacher

Hello, Green Family! I'm Ms. Penagos, one of the Spanish teachers here at Green. I've been teaching in Elementary grade levels for ten years, including ESL and Spanish. LEARNING BY DOING is my quote. I love traveling, dancing, and meeting new people. Reading is my tool to self-regulate. 

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