Meet Our Team of Teachers from Journey School of Costa Rica!

Journey School seeks a very special individual when looking for a new team member. The Journey School team is comprised of licensed or certified professionals who are always striving to improve and grow in their craft. They are committed to:
 
* Academic Excellence
* Individualized Programming
* Project-Based Learning
*  Social and Emotional Learning and Conscious Discipline
* Team Teaching 
* Individual and Team Successes
 
This team leads with love and kindness, holding each other and the students accountable to the highest academic and interpersonal standards.
Christa Niven of Journey School, Costa Rica

CHRISTA NIVEN

Christa began her career at the Institute of Child Development, where she conducted research in infancy, and risk and resiliency in early childhood. After…

Whitney Sankovsky of Journey School, Costa Rica

Whitney Sankovsky

Originally from Pennsylvania in the United States, I attended West Chester University, where I received an undergraduate degree in…

Liza Rodríguez of Journey School, Costa Rica

Liza Rodríguez

I was born and raised in Costa Rica, specifically in a small town in Cartago called Turrialba. I moved to Guanacaste about five years ago and lived on different…

 

 

 

 

Alannah

Juliana Mateo of Journey School, Costa Rica

Juliana Mateo

I am originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, and I currently live in Escazu. I have an Associates Degree in teaching Elementary School and a Bachelors…

Jessica Moraga Contreras of Journey School of Costa Rica

Jessica Contreras

I am from  Costa Rica and I live in Playa Potrero.
I am actually studying English Education at Universidad de San Jose. I am finishing my…

Natasha McNair of Journey School, Costa Rica

Natasha McNair

I’m originally from a small town in North Carolina. I graduated from NC A&T with a Master’s degree in Food and Nutritional Science. I’ve had the pleasure of…

 

 

 

Elizabeth

 

 

 

Francis

Karolinna Venegas of Journey School, Costa Rica

Karolinna Venegas

I am originally from San José, Costa Rica, and currently reside in Playas del Coco. I am a bilingual person and attended the Universidad Latina de…

Ariel Lorenzo of Journey School, Costa Rica

Ariel Lorenzo

I was born in Turrialba, Costa Rica, where I’m currently living, but once the campus is open, I will move to Tamarindo. I have a degree in teaching English…

 

 

 

Patricia

Laura Alvarado of Journey School, Costa Rica

Laura Alvarado

I am from Costa Rica and live in Tamarindo. When I graduated from high school, I moved to Nebraska as an exchange student. I was placed…

Milagros Casar of Journey School, Costa Rica

Milagros Casar

I am Spanish, graduated in Chemical Sciences and with a postgraduate degree in Pedagogy.
I worked 14 years in …

Pati Morales Chang of Journey School, Costa Rica

Pati Morales Chang

I was born and raised in the beautiful Managua, Nicaragua. I graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Mathematics and…

Jim Niven of Journey School, Costa Rica

Jim Niven

I am originally from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but have lived all over the United States. I currently live in Playa Grande, CR, with my family and…

Samantha Tippie of Journey School of Costa Rica

Samantha Tippie

I’m originally from Singapore. Although I was born in the US and am American, my family relocated internationally when I was a bit over 1 year old…

 

 

 

Glenn

Marc Schulz of Journey School, Costa Rica

Marc Schulz

I am originally from Saginaw, MI, USA, and currently reside in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. I speak English, but I am working towards a bucket list…

Maria Fernanda Jimenez

Maria Jimenez

I am from Venezuela, but I have lived in Costa Rica for over 20 years. I have a degree in Education, graduated from the Central University of…

Julia Simon of Journey School, Costa Rica

Julia Simon

I will be teaching online art this year at Journey! I was born and raised in Colorado, USA, but moved to Texas, where I studied fine art and earned my…

Manfred Castro Barboza of Journey School, Costa Rica

Manfred Castro Barboza

Manfred was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. His artistic career began very early. At five years old, through Tae Kwon Do, he developed his motor…

 

 

 

Hollie

Anginette Arroyo Arias of Journey School, Costa Rica

Anginette Arroyo Arias  

I am from Costa Rica and grew up in a beautiful coffee town with my family.  I have lived in Guanacaste for 14 years since I moved to finish my education in…

Kat Bonfiglio of Journey School of Costa Rica

Kat Bonfiglio

I currently live in Palm Harbor, Florida with my daughter and husband. We lived in Tamarindo,  Costa Rica for 5 beautiful years but made…

Moises Diaz Daboin

Moises Daboin

I am a Costa Rica based filmmaker, born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. I studied audiovisual journalism in my hometown university and mastered my…

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