Early Childhood Spanish Teacher

“Young children can always tell you what they want to be when they grow up—just ask any 4-year-old, and you’ll surely get a wonderful answer. We must keep these hopes alive for all kids as they grow and instill in them the awareness that the possibilities are endless.”

¡Hola! My name is Esmeralda Torres and I am originally from Lima, Peru. This will be my 19th year at City Academy as a Spanish teacher! I have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in learning disability education. This year, I am very excited to teach the early childhood students. My goal is for the students to have an introduction to Spanish that is interactive and enjoyable. We will be singing songs, playing games, listening to stories, and learning about the Spanish culture—all in Spanish. I have many stories to tell about the Peruvian culture because I just returned from my summer vacation in Peru.

In my free time, I love to cook traditional Peruvian dishes and spend time with my husband, Jose, and my two kids, Nicolas and Estefania.

B.A., National University of San Marcos
M.A., National University of San Marcos