Olga has 23 years’ experience in the field of education. She holds a degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate degree in Early Education from INTEC, and a Masters of Education from Framingham State College. She has held leadership positions including Pre-School Coordinator, Elementary Coordinator, Secondary Coordinator, Academic Principal, and Head of School. She is knowledgeable in accreditation processes with the organization AdvancED, and is also a university professor at UNIBE. She has collaborated in teacher training programs in the public sector, including EDUCA PIPE and USAID LEER.
Felipe Aracena - Chief Finance and Administration Manager
Mr. Aracena has 30 years in the gospel, giving a visible testimony of faithfulness and a life consecrated to God. He earned his BA from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), and his MA of Specialized Senior Management in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). His professional profile has been complemented with different courses and seminars related to: Leadership, Production, Quality, Memorable Service, The use of English as a second language, among others. He has extensive experience teaching in both undergraduate and graduate levels.
My love for education started at an early age and it has certainly been a road of much learning and growing. I majored in Law at PUCMM, and have a Master’s degree in Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment from the Institute of Education of UCL, London. I have a little over 10 years of teaching experience in different levels. I came to the Lord at the end of my teenage years and I enjoy serving Him in whatever He has me doing.
I studied Early Childhood Education and have 10 years of experience in this field. I have completed many courses from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Didáctica, Heinemann Professional Development, ACSI and others, to improve and keep myself updated with different methods and teaching strategies.
I have more than 14 years of experience in the educational field. I majored in Bachelor of Market Administration at UNPHU. I have a Teacher Qualification (UCSD), a Differential Pedagogy Diploma, and I am currently doing a Pedagogical Coordination certification. I was a teacher for four years at MECS and this is my seventh year as the Elementary Coordinator. I am passionate about teaching and I feel committed to continue serving the Lord, having an education of excellence, but above all by sowing His Word, which will transform lives that will impact all around them.
I was born in Germany and raised in the United States. I hold a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri. As a result of this training, I use cooperative learning and other student-centered methods of teaching. My favorite place is in the presence of God, wherever that may be!
I am from Colombia, but I have lived in this beautiful country for 18 and a half years. I have a degree in Preschool Education, Psychology and Theology. Additionally I have a specialization in Montessori Education and I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Christian Education. I have been part of MECS for 18 years, through which I have been a teacher in different grades and levels. Since the 2012-2013 school year I have had the privilege of serving in this place as Coordinator of the Spiritual Growth Area.
I was born in a Christian home, was baptized at age 13, and in my early youth, I liked to go on mission trips. I completed an International Certification in Executive Coaching. Through the direction of God during the work I have done, I have had the pleasant experience of having more than 12 years in the area of HR.
Ismary has 13 years in the gospel. She graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) with a degree in Social Communication with a minor in Public Relations, and from Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) with a Masters degree in Business Management and Administration with specialization in Digital Marketing. She has two children enrolled at MECS.
I am a qualified Project Manager from the Project Management Institute (2019). I am originally from England but I have been living in Santo Domingo for the past three years. I became a Christian at a young age, and I first came to this country with a missionary organization. I worked for several years in the Education field in England.
I hold a B.A. in Education from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) and a teaching certification (TKT) from Cambridge University of England. I have had the privilege of serving in the field of education for the past 18 years. Throughout this time, I have had the opportunity to fulfill many academic roles, from being a classroom teacher to fulfilling different administrative roles within the academic area: Academic Coordinator, Academic Principal and Business Owner of an academic center. “Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge” -Proverbs 12:1