Teachers

Lucia Gastaldi

Adult and Kids Teacher

Lucia is one of our most vibrant energetic teachers at the Spanish Institute. She believes in making her classes fun and interactive. Lucia is responsible for developing our teacher’s guides for our beginner and intermediate courses. She grew up in Mexico City, where she received an associate degree in teaching English at the Universisty of Nezahualcoyotl as an English teacher. She has taught English and Spanish to adults and kids in both Mexico and the U.S.

 

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Isabel Enright

Adult and Kids Teacher

I discovered my love and passion for teaching Spanish as a second language in 1995 when I worked for BVSD elementary schools and since then I have enjoyed the opportunity to share my native language and culture while planting the seed for joy with all my students. In January 2014, I started a new chapter in my teaching career, when I was also offered to teach adults classes, and now I am fascinated with the  experience each group offers.
I came to this country from my native Mexico City in 1994 and I became a Naturalized US citizen in 2008.
I love learning about different countries , their music , food and culture. I enjoy dancing, watching international films and zumba but most of all I love to spend time with my family.

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Ann Aderman

Adult Teacher 

I earned a B.A from the University of Connecticut in Secondary School Education with majors in German and English. I have an M.A in German and Ph.D. in Secondary School Administration from the University of Colorado. I lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for a year and took Spanish classes at the Universidad Autonomo de Guadalajara. After returning to Boulder, I studied Spanish at CU while I finished my MA and PH.D.

I continue taking college Spanish classes after completing my degrees. As part of a graduate course on the history, architecture, and culture of Spain, I spent five weeks in Spain and Portugal with my classmates and professors learning about Spain firsthand. I have also traveled to Costa Rica and have returned for travel in Spain and Mexico.

In 1979 I began a full-time teaching career with Boulder Valley Schools. I taught Spanish at Louisville Middle School and Fairview High School. I retired from Boulder Valley Schools in 2003.

I’ve missed teaching Spanish and happily and enthusiastically rejoined the teaching world at the Spanish Language Institute in the summer of 2016. The return to teaching this summer has reinforced my love of teaching Spanish. I thoroughly enjoy teaching adult classes.

Aside from teaching, I enjoy Jazzercise and training/playing agility with my two golden retrievers.