Rafael Cordero is a Spanish/English primary class at Intercultural Montessori Chicago campus. It is named after a self-educated Puerto Rican known as “The Father of Public Education in Puerto Rico,” who provided free schooling to children regardless of their race, social status, or economic standing.
Ms. Gina has been teaching at Intercultural since 2002. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience teaching through the use of the Montessori Method of education. She is a Montessori certified teacher for children aged 3-6 years, and she holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from St. Augustine College in Chicago and a bachelor degree in Psychology. Ms. Gina's expertise lies in combining language immersion with Montessori education and she is an invaluable asset to the program. Ms. Gina is passionately committed to making sure her students reach their full potential within a nurturing and joyful classroom environment.
Amalia MontoyaAssistant Primary Teacher, Spanish
Ms. Amalia is originally from Mexico and has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from St Augustine College in Chicago and State of Illinois Early Childhood Education Endorsement, Level 3. She is currently working towards completion of her Bachelor's Degree at National Louis University. Ms. Amalia came to Intercultural in 2012. Prior to that she had five years experience working in the field of early childhood education. She has come on board with the long-term goal of becoming Montessori certified.