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.

Cyndie Gibson


Ms. Gibson is a credentialed teacher with over twenty-eight years teaching. She’s organized, enthusiastic, innovative, and dedicated to the teaching profession. She provides learning experiences which promote autonomy, equity, and interaction for all students. She is enthusiastic about teaching and learning. She loves working with students of all ages.

Audrey Campos


Audrey Campos, native Spanish speaker has a B.A. in the social sciences with a multiple subject credential. She has a Masters deree in MFCC. She has been an elementary teacher for the past 31 years. She has a passion and love of education, teaching both English and Spanish.

Melinda Bonilla Tindall

American Sign Language

Melinda Bonilla Tindall passionately teaches ASL to children and adults.  She has a GE is in Deaf Studies and is certified Sign Language interpreter. She has been a SBCSS interpreter since 2008.

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


Elena Zabadaeva teaches Russian and French languages  during 8 years. She is a certified  Russian teacher (Moscow State University), and has the certificat Enseigner le français langue étranger aujourd’hui ( CAVILAM, France).She teaches Russian and French languages to the student of all ages. Students learn all aspects of the language – to speak, read, and write, and begin to speak using simple expression after the first lesson and read after 5-6 lessons, as she uses principles and methods that make studying foreign languages effective, interesting, and comfortable. She uses different approaches in teaching, such as games, crosswords, puzzles, riddles, listening to songs. She enjoys working with students and see each student’s progress.Also, she is a high-motivated, very organized, and hard-working person.

Sammy Rugnao


Sammy is enthusiastic about sharing his Japanese language aquisition skills with his students of all ages. He is a caring, detailed instructor of the Japanese language as well as the Japanese culture.

Ana Maria Rada


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

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