Kinder. Laura Solano started working at LCA in March 2008 as the Kinder teacher. She has a bachelors degree in Bilingual Preschool Education and a Masters degree in Education with a Major in English. Teacher Laura loves children and animals, especially dogs and panda bears. She enjoys reading, writing and scrapbooking.
She loves teaching and watching her students grow both academically and spiritually. The thing she loves the most about being a teacher in LCA is to be able to plant the seed of God’s love in the children’s heart.
Teacher Laura has worked teaching all different levels from toddlers to university students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Prepa. Carolina Martínez has been part of the family of LCA since July, 2013. She is the teacher for Kinder. She earned a bachelor degree as a Primary English Teacher at Universidad Católica de Costa Rica and has been working for more than nine years with Preschoolers. She loves to help her students to find their own abilities and strengths. When she’s not teaching, you’ll find her doing crafts or looking for new activities for her kids in Pinterest. She is married with a wonderful man and mom of two great boys.
2. Ella es Lucrecia Chavarría, ingreso con nosotros en enero del 2015 asumiendo su tarea de profesora de segundo grado. Le gusta ejercitarse, escuchar música, ver televisión y leer; además es súper amante de los animales principalmente de los perros.es la hija menor de la familia y es una tía enamorada de sus 3 sobrinas. Le encanta ver como los estudiantes aprenden y son capaces de asumir responsabilidades. // She is Lucrecia Chavarría, and has been working with us since January 2015 assuming the task of second grade teacher. She likes exercising, listening to music, watch TV and read; plus she is an animal lover, specially she loves dogs. Lucrecia is the youngest daughter of the family and a loving aunt of her 3 nieces. She loves watching students to learn and be able to take responsibility of their knowledge.
4. Laura Peña is married to a succesful Psicologist with whom she has a beautiful littile girl. She started at LCA in 2013, since that year she has been teaching Fourth Grade. She likes this grade because is the year in which children start second cycle and lots of changes in behavior and ways of thinking happen, but what she likes the most is to be a witness of how the Lord changes their heart making them get closer to him and his word. She loves to be God’s instrument in teaching, trying always to be a good example as a Christian person. She loves to see students using the English language better and better every day. She thinks the kids are living testimony of the love of God and by listening and sharing with them she learns a lot about His love to us, teachings that she is always willing to share with others.
5. She is Shannon Cerdas Monge and joined us in July 2014. She comes from a family of teachers and has been teaching for more than 12 years. As a teacher she enjoys the faces of her students when they learn new things. Shannon is married and has a lovely daughter. She loves spending time with her famliy and enjoys cooking. She also likes to color books and create crafts. // Ella es Shannon Cerdas Monge y se unió a nosotros en julio de 2014. Ella viene de una familia de maestros y ha estado enseñando por más de 12 años. Como profesora disfruta de los rostros de sus estudiantes cuando aprenden cosas nuevas. Shannon está casada y tiene una hija preciosa. A ella le encanta pasar tiempo con su familia y le gusta cocinar. Shannon también le gusta colorear libros y hacer manualidades.
Marvin. Marvin Coto is a Costa Rican citizen who has been working as a facilitator in High School and Elementary
School since 1999, mostly in the U.S. and Costa Rica. He started teaching in a town called Rockingham in North Carolina, and after one year there he started traveling all over the state teaching different subjects such as Mathematics, Language Arts, Art, Social Studies and Science. Marvin grew up in a town in Costa Rica called Guadalupe, which is located in San Jose, the main city. When he was a kid, he realized that art was a great way to show his creativity, so he started drawing every day to improve his skills. He loves to draw cartoons and faces.
When he was 17 he registered at La Universidad de Costa Rica to study Art and few years later he started working as a Sketch Artist for El Organismo de Investigacion Judicial, which is the Costa Rican Federal Police. He drew Composite Sketches of missing people and worked as a Crime Scene Technician for about 7 years, and then he moved to the United States to improve his English skills and learn more about the American ways. Marvin thinks that art and creativity should play an important role in the process of learning and that every person should be encouraged to show his/her ideas and talents through art. When Marvin was a kid he attended Pilar Jimenez Elementary School at Guadalupe, which is one of the largest schools in that town, over there he got involved in music and sports.
He loves soccer and music. While working at the Law Enforcement he studied Criminology and Marketing, later he became a Federal Agent for the Police. He is currently working as a Math, Science and Economics Teacher at Liberty Christian Academy. He is married and has two kids who also love art and sports.