Olga Salcedo - Head of School
Felipe Aracena - Chief Finance and Administration Manager
Mr. Aracena has 31 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.
Rossy Báez- Academic Principal
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.
Ana Ortiz - Early Childhood Education Coordinator
I studied Early Childhood Education. I have 12 years of experience in this field and this will be my fifth year as ECE Coordinator. I have completed many courses to improve and keep myself updated with different methods and teaching strategies. Some of the courses made are from online Harvard Graduate School of Education, Didáctica, Heinemann Professional Development, ACSI, Fountas and Pinnell Literacy and others. Currently I am studying my masters degree in “Teacher’s emotional intelligence”.
Daris Lara - Elementary Coordinator
Theresa Blash - Secondary Coordinator
Education is my gift. Christian Education is my calling. I have held a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri – St. Louis since May 2012. I am a sinner saved by God’s grace and grateful that God ordered my steps and led me to MI-EL Christian School. In this, my fifth year as part of the MECS community, I am confident that the best time is now! When I am not at MECS, I enjoy worshiping, getting to know new places within the country, and spending time with my husband and baby girl!
Zenith Villadiego - Spiritual Coordinator
I am from Colombia, but God’s mercy and His plans brought me to this beautiful country almost 22 years ago. I have a degree in Preschool Education, Psychology and Theology. Additionally I have a specialization in Montessori Education and I have a Master’s Degree in Christian Education. Education is definitely my passion as well as serving the Lord. I have been part of MECS for 21 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 am very grateful and expectant for this school year that begins.
Yokasta Mancebo - ESLE Coordinator
I am a daughter of God by His grace, a woman passionate about collaborating in the advancement of the kingdom of God through all the doors that God opens for us. I have served at MECS from the year 2012 as Spanish teacher in the Secondary level. For the past 34 years I have worked in the educational field not only as a profession but also in the church to which I belong to. I have completed two master’s degrees: Master’s in Pastoral Theology with the Latin American Theological College (FATELA) and Master’s in Christian Education with Indiana Wesleyan University. I have the privilege of serving you as Coordinator of the area of Lengua Española, Ciencias Sociales y Lenguas Extranjeras (French and Mandarin). We call our coordination ESLE. For me it is a joy to serve you.
Michelle Chalas - Curriculum/ After School Coordinator
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 21 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
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Wendy Then - Nido to 5th grade Counselor
I have the honor of being the Counselor from Nido to 5th grade. I studied School Psychology at the Universidad Católica of Santo Domingo. I have a postgraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at INTEC University, and a specialty in the Montessori Method endorsed by INTEC University. I have 28 years of experience in the education field. I am passionate about helping others and fulfilling on this earth the purpose that the Lord has for me.
Lunis Marmolejos - 6th to 12th grade Counselor
Raquel Gómez - LEAP Coordinator
I am a born again Christian, wife and mom, passionate about working for God’s kingdom by helping others. I have 16 years of experience in the field of education and psychology. I hold a Bachelor degree in Educational Psychology at UNIBE, a master degree in Family Therapy at UCSD and in Bilingual Education at Universidad Tecnológica TECH. My mission is to guide and provide personalized instruction for those students working below level in English through the Learning Assistance Program (LEAP). I pursue that the students in the program can achieve grade level skills in the English language through fun learning activities. It will be a pleasure for me to assist students, teachers and parents in this new journey.
Ismary Frías - Communications Coordinator
I’ve been part of the MECS family since March 2016. I have 16 years in the gospel. I majored in Social Communication with a minor in Public Relations at UASD. I also hold a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Administration with a specialization in Digital Marketing from Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI), and an International Diploma in Leadership, Social Responsibility and Sustainability from Universidad Nacional Evangélica and Centro Regional Ecuménico de Asesoría y Servicio. I have 3 children enrolled at MECS.
Grace González - Human Resources Manager