Our Teachers

Nuria Fortier

Director of ILSCA, Spanish

Experienced Native Spanish teacher with passion of helping students of all ages learn about the Spanish language. Knowledge of curriculum development and current teaching methods.  Provides tutoring for both children and adults.


Ms. Fortier is the International Language School for Children and Adults school Director. She’s in charge for managing and overseeing school operations. A natural leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Angela Landa


Credentialed Peruvian native speaker Teacher. She is enthusiastic and devoted Spanish Teacher with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 17 years of teaching experience. High degree of fluency in major Spanish dialects; specializes in managing students and maximizing learning opportunities in diverse classroom settings. She loves to read, write stories, dance and sing.

Rosa Arredondo


Experienced special education and bilingual. Native speaker Teacher  who loves to teach Spanish and is passionate about small group discussions and conversation.

Rima Saikaly


Rima Saikaly, a native Arabic speaker teaches volcabulary, speech, writing and culture to her students in a fun yet surprisingly memorable way.

Sarah Riad


Sarah Riad, having lived in France before, uses her knowledge of the language of love and teaches to her students for them to spread.

Marina Simonetti-Lutz


Proficient Native Italian Language teacher with over 18 years experience. Skilled at teaching and communicating with students the beauty and culture of the Italian Language.

Ms. Simonetti also teaches the German Language and culture. Having learned German in Europe, she looks forward to teaching the language, culture and literature to help students gain all-round knowledge in the same.

Vivian Huang


Highly dedicated and responsible Chinese Native speaker and 100 percent fluent in Mandarin. Committed to bilingualism and multicultural awareness.  She is very patient with children as well as  creative and interactive and loves to sing.

Mia Brantley


Having studied Spanish most of her life, Mia passed the AP Spanish test with a 5 and has devoted her skills to teaching teens and AP Spanish students to broaden their knowledge in the Spanish language and Culture. She’s a talented Spanish Language instructor passionate about making the high school level Spanish a positive experience for all students. She is positive and encouraging to both children and adult students of all levels.

Miranda Su


Credentialed Native Chinese Teacher. Experienced teaching children and adults. She possesses Chinese language fluency, teaching skills, patience, organization and excellent communication skills.

Lan Bailis

Sign Language

Friendly and energetic American Sign Language teacher with five years teaching experience in a public classroom environment. She’s highly motivated to helping students learn ASL. Uses a variety of teaching styles to help students of all backgrounds and education levels learn the language in an easy and positive way.

Elena Zabadaeva


Seasoned Russian native teacher, works with students from all learning levels. She’s committed to teaching to meet individual  students Russian and French Language needs. Has a Master’s degree in marketing and management and enjoys collecting antique dolls and painting.

Cameron Tham


Cameron learned Japanese as a second language in high school. Using the knowledge he gained from learning a second language, he now teaches his students the same way he learned, through a mastery of grammar and vocabulary.

Raquel De Freitas Araujo


She is a dynamic and self-motivated bilingual professional with proven experience in teaching Portuguese and a bachelors in Psychology.  She is a native speaker with excellent verbal presentation skills. She teaches individual and group Portuguese classes and brazilian cultural awareness from beginner to advance levels.

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