Fernanda was born and raised in Viña del Mar, Chile, and has just relocated to the United States. She worked for almost 5 years as an English preschool teacher at a school in Concón, Chile, gaining experience working with bilingual curriculums. She is fond of costumes, laughs and “eureka” moments in the classroom. She enjoys challenging kids and motivating them to push their boundaries a little further every day, and believes that a fun, caring environment is the best context to explore, discover, express and learn with confidence.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, she spent a semester in Oxford (UK) perfecting her English.She then completed a Diploma program in Language didactics in initial education, and is certified in the Spanish adaptation of Daniel H. Pallante’s program of literacy, “CLIP”. In addition to her current degrees, she will begin her master’s studies as a scholarship recipient from the Chilean Government at Teachers College. Fernanda also volunteered in a Literacy teaching organization during the pandemic.
She enjoys practicing yoga, spending time in nature, baking and painting with watercolors. She is also fond of traveling and exploring different cultures, the reason why she is super excited to have started this journey at Tessa!