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Dear friends,

Welcome Back! We are extremely excited to have you back and we wish you an amazing year. Always remind yourselves the huge responsibility you all have of guiding and forming our younger generations. Please keep focusing all your efforts into helping students grow and develop as individuals while also educating them.

We feel proud and honored to be working for such an amazing group of collaborative and dedicated employees. Thanks for being so wonderful!

Always remember that you are not only part of Menor, you are the ESSENCE of Menor. 

Good luck,

Human Resources

The HR Team

Playgroup
Assistant teacher

Pilar Egües

Prekinder
Assistant teacher

Daniela Espinosa

Playgroup
Assistant teacher

Daniela Terán

Early Childhood

Our amazing new staff!

Prekinder
Assistant teacher

Ana María Zaldumbide

Playgroup
Assistant teacher

Ma. Isabel Ponce

Kinder
Assistant teacher

Carmen María Sáenz

Playgroup teacher

Helga Andrade

Kinder
Assistant teacher

Camila Dávalos

1st. grade 
Assistant teacher

Carolina del Hierro

Kinder
Assistant teacher

Early Childhood

Our amazing new staff!

Sherilyn Hill

1st. grade 
Assistant teacher

1st. grade 
Assistant teacher

Gabriela Cueva

Sarah Saavedra

1st. grade 
Assistant teacher

Ana Carolina Izurieta

2nd. grade
Assistant teacher

Sofía Córdova

5th. grade
Assistant teacher

Caroline Herrera

Lower School

Our amazing new staff!

3rd. grade
Assistant teacher

Andrea Pozo

5th. grade
Math and Science teacher

Arling Martínez

3rd. grade
core teacher

Anna deDufour

6th. grade
Math and Science teacher

Jordan Ailes

Lower School

Our amazing new staff!

Technology IF

Intern

Andrea Paredes

Ma. José Terán

Counselor
4th, 5th and 6th grades

Mónica Grijalva

8th grade
Math teacher

Elizabeth Baird

11th and 12th
Precalculus teacher

8th grade
Social Studies teacher

Caroline Messner

Upper School

Our amazing new staff!

Dean Jex

10th grade
Health teacher

12th grade
English teacher

Randall Fenderson

Graham Maclean

11th and 12th
Business Math teacher /
Interim Math Team Leader

Felipe Vacas

12th grade
Economics and Civics teacher

Polina Salinas

PAS Coordinator

Intern/ 7th-12th
Social Studies teacher

Gabriela Rueda

Andrew Brown

Upper School

Our amazing new staff!

Andrew Vanden Boogaard

Intern/ 7th-12th
English teacher

10th-12th
Student Life Coordinator

Juan Carlos Casares

Intern/ 7th-12th
Science/Math teacher

Weston Halberstadt

Music
Assistant teacher

Fernando Muñoz

Art & Music

Our amazing new staff!

ECH Art
Assistant teacher

Ma. Ángeles Moreno

LS Art
Assistant teacher

Paola Ortuño

Media Center Assistant

Cristina Vallejo

Media Center, Infirmary
and Maintenance

Maintenance

Ángel Montoya

Our amazing new staff!

Nurse

Mary Jaramillo

Maintenance

Jessica Loor

Miguel Alejandro Jibaja

Maintenance

Previously served as Kinder Core Teacher.
She is now the ECH Instructional Facilitator

Andrea Flores

Previously served as Lower School Teacher Assistant.
She is now a 2nd. grade Core Teacher

Ana Cristina Montalvo

Internal Promotions

Join us in congratulating these employees who were promoted based on their excellent performance, qualifications and perseverance!

Previously served as Kinder Teacher Assistant.
She is now a Kinder Core Teacher

Kiki Zaldumbide

Previously served as Lower School Teacher Assistant.
She is now a 1st. grade Core Teacher

Ma. Luz Tandazo

Previously served as Kinder Teacher Assistant.
She is now a Playgroup Core Teacher

Gabriela Solano

Previously served as ECH Instructional Facilitator.
She is now the Lower School Principal.

Mónica Chiriboga

Previously served as Math and Science Lower School teacher.
She is now a LS Reading Specialist/ Special Needs

Margarita Endara

Internal Promotions

Join us in congratulating these employees who were promoted based on their excellent performance, qualifications and perseverance!

Previously served as Lower School Teacher Assistant.
She is now a 2nd. grade Core Teacher

Mónica Proaño

Previously served as Upper School Social Studies teacher.
She is now the Upper School English and Social Studies Instructional Facilitator.

Ashley Hillier

Previously served as Lower School Core Teacher.
He is now the 4th-6th Math and Science
Instructional Facilitator

Keith Brett

Previously served as an Upper School Intern.
He is now a 
11th and 12th Science Teacher

Ben Ruffolo

Internal Promotions

Join us in congratulating these employees who were promoted based on their excellent performance, qualifications and perseverance!

Previously served as an Upper School Intern.
He is now a 9th grade History Teacher.

She is now a Interim Science Team Leader and will continue as an Upper School Science Teacher

Ma. Elena Vásconez

Kevin Papargiris

Previously served as an Upper School Intern.
She is now a 11th grade Literature Teacher.

Isabela Green

Previously served as an Art Teacher Assistant.
She is now a Prekinder Teacher Assistant

Mercedes Estupiñán

Previously served as Upper School Math Teacher.
She is now a 5th grade Core Teacher.

Carol Simpson

Internal Movements

We wish the best of luck to our employees
who are moving to a different section!

Previously served as Prekinder Teacher Assistant.
She is now a 
3rd. grade Teacher Assistant

Cristina Serrano

Previously served as Lower School Counselor.
She is now the 7th-9th Counselor.

Julia Dávalos

Previously served as Prekinder Core Teacher.
She is now a 2nd. grade Core Teacher

Lucía Galarza

Playgroup - Daughter of Gaby Escalante

Playgroup - Son of Karen Preckler

We are glad to see that we have more Colegio Menor faculty and staff bringing their little (and big) ones to Colegio Menor! It's very rewarding to see that more people are benefiting from our tuition benefit. 

Agustina Krause

Sebastián Valdez

Welcome to Colegio Menor!!!

Playgroup - Daughter of Melina Romero

Playgroup - Son of Gabriela Solano

Juan Pablo Vega

Lucía Laso

Playgroup - Son of Maca Zaldumbide
and Matías Carvallo

Playgroup - Daughter of Manuela Pérez

José Ignacio Carvallo

Elisa Pérez

Playgroup - Son of Cris Serrano

Playgroup - Daughter of Caitlin Blakeslee
and Ben Krueger

José Antonio Suárez

Nora Krueger

Welcome to Colegio Menor!!!

Playgroup - Son of Evelin Romero

Playgroup y 4to. grado - Children of Rafa Salazar

Amelia and José David Salazar

Julián Torres

Ana Sophía Ávila and Ma. José Valenzuela

Playgroup and 9th grade - Children of
Arling Martínez

Playgroup - Son of Cecilia Costa

Agustín Darquea

2nd and 4th grade - Children of Cris Velasco

Antonio and Victoria Viteri

Welcome to Colegio Menor!!!

6th and 10th grade - Children of Evelyn Hidalgo

Julián and Gabriel Hidalgo

9th grade - Daughter of Lucía Galarza

Agustina Bajselj

Agustina - Daughter of Belén Samaniego
1 month old

We are so happy to welcome the youngest members of our community.
Congratulations to the proud parents!!

Introducing the new members of
Colegio Menor Family!

José Miguel - Son of Vero Hajj
2 months old

Isabella - Daughter of Evelin Romero
1 month old

Isaac Andrés - Son of Henry Villacís
1 month old

Darwin Adrián - Son of Darwin Sabando
4 months old

We are so happy to welcome the youngest members of our community.
Congratulations to the proud parents!!

Introducing the new members of
Colegio Menor Family!

Luciana - Daughter of Estefi Vargas
4 months old

Olivia - Daughter of Ma. José Lovato
4 months old

Tomás & Gracia - Children of Ma. Inés Tondreau
5 months old

We are so happy to welcome the youngest members of our community.
Congratulations to the proud parents!!

Daila Sofía - Daughter of Stephany Peña
6 months old

Introducing the new members of
Colegio Menor Family!

Iker Jesús - Son of Alfonso Sánchez
5 months old

Gaby Dávalos, Ma. Elena Barrera, Marcela Vayas and Mónica Chiriboga

PTC Training  
 Miami - EEUU


Professional Development:
Supporting our teachers with learning

Evelyn Romero
"Música en la primera infancia"


Quito

Sebastián Bravo
"Taller de dramaturgia para la puesta en escena"


Quito

Cristina Jijón
Encuentro Latinoamericano de Diseño


Buenos Aires - Argentina

Adriana Herrera
Orff- Schulwerk Teacher Training Course


Texas - EEUU

We would like to introduce you to Gaby Espinosa. Gaby is María Elisa Espinosa's sister, our daycare teacher. She is 27 years old and was born with cerebral palsy. Gaby's family is something out of this world, they are absolutely inspiring and we want to share their story.

As a family, they have been very close and supportive to each other in every single circumstance of their lives. One of their goals was to make Gaby's life as normal as possible but they took it to a completely different level. Gaby graduated from school, went to college, she rides bikes, she parties a lot, attends to soccer games, goes hiking, has been into multiple races, has become a famous painter but it wasn't enough. They wanted to do something big and send a message to the world, and here is what they did.

They wanted to complete the Manta's half Ironman 2017... and guess what? THEY DID IT! 

Roberto, Gaby's brother took her through the entire race! He had to train several hours before the race and make sure that all the equipment was safe for her sister. One of our teachers, Matías Carvallo, helped them by sharing an appropriate wheelchair for Gaby from his Chilean Foundation "Corre Conmigo".

This is certainly a story worth sharing and if you want to know more about this special story please watch this video and visit he related links you'll find in the next page.


THANKS to all those angels in Gaby's life. We truly admire you Marie Espinosa, you and your family are amazing!!!


The "Espinosa" Family:
A real love story

More information


The "Espinosa" Family:
A real love story

Gaby arriving to the finish line (Ironman 2017)

A video about this beautiful story!

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Comunications and Special Events

Colegio Menor Campus Quito

Nora Krueger

José Ignacio Carvallo