Gilberto Pinzon is a VESS Trainer and Coach. He is Education First Inc.’s Vice-president and Co-founder. Gilberto is a maxillofacial surgeon and university teacher and has a Master’s degree in Management. I have helped in the development of the VESS Model and its implementation in schools in the USA, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Spain, and China, which are in the way of promoting meaningful learning, thinking abilities and habits of mind. Gilberto has been certified as a Parallel Thinking and USA Thinking Maps International Trainer by the De Bono Group USA.
I have participated as a speaker on several occasions at the International Conference of Thinking (ICOT), as well as numerous international conferences on strategic thinking and innovation.
Ximena is an Industrial Engineer from the Catholic University of Chile, and has dedicated her career to education using her skills in project development to ensure that organizations achieve their goals in accordance with their values and mission.
During the first six years of his career, he worked in various positions at DUOC, the largest technical / vocational institute in Chile. He began as assistant to the president, and his work included the management of the relationship with the government in matters related to education. She was later the youngest academic director of the School of Engineering of DUOC’s largest and fastest-growing branch (more than 11,000 students), and then its Director of Student Affairs.
Ximena took over as CEO of Educations on October 1, 2017.
Santiago Carrillo dirige la estrategia de crecimiento de la empresa y supervisa las operaciones diarias, incluidas, finanzas, marketing, TI y recursos humanos.
Santiago Carrillo tiene una maestría en Administración de Empresas de la Universidad del Sur de California y más de 10 años de experiencia en ventas, mercadotecnia, finanzas y tecnología en organizaciones internacionales pequeñas y grandes.
AAnna ha estado en la compañía por alrededor de 7 años. Ella comenzó como Profesora Principal en VIP Kids Bilingual Preschool. Después de 4 años en el salón de clase, ella fue promovida como Directora de Bright Minds International Academy; y por los últimos años, Anna ha sido a la vez Formadora del Currículo VESS.
Anna es de Venezuela y Licenciada en Educación Prescolar en Caracas, Venezuela.
Silvana Carpio is a VESS Coach and Trainer. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education with high honors, has a Master’s degree in Business Management, majoring in Human Resources. Silvana has been with Edu1st for over 5 years, starting as a teacher in the 3-year- old classroom, and a year later she started working as an International Trainer going to different countries such as Peru and Argentina.
In 2012 she became an international speaker leading an international institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina; she was a speaker at the ICOT in Bilbao, Spain in 2015. Between the years 2012 – 2015 Silvana led two of Edu1st schools: Bright Minds International Academy and Brickell International Academy.
Currently, she is a national and international trainer, has a 7-year experience in the field of education and 5 years of experience as a trainer and director.
Nestor is a foreign languages teacher, and has master’s degrees in Business Management, Commercial and Marketing Management. Nowadays, he is the Preschool and Elementary School Director of the Salzillo School (colegiosalzillo.com) and the representative of Education First USA (educationfirstinc.com) in Spain.
Claudia Arriagada is a VESS Trainer. She has a bachelor’s degree in Educational Processes and a master’s degree in Educational Management and Direction; she is a Basic General Education’s teacher, with a postgraduate degree in mathematical teaching. She has over 30 years of experience, in which she has been a Directive in the Padre Hurtado School and Juanita de los Andes School. Claudia has also beenfocused in teaching and accompanying directives and teacher through trainings, and social development and academic programs.
Claudia has focused essentially in the organization, structure and development of curriculums, the accompaniment of teachers, students and legal guardians; she has worked with multidisciplinary teams and has developed programs and educational projects, as well as advising and coordinating training programs. Since 2013, Claudia has been working in consulting and training with Agape – Education, focused in schools with a high social and economic vulnerability, installing projects that allow an educational change in Chile.
Andrea Sanhueza is a VESS Trainers. She has a master’s degree in Educational Management and Direction and she is a kindergarten teacher. Andrea has over 20 years of experience, in which she has been a teacher, a preschool academic director in Padre Hurtado ad Juanita de Los Andes Schools; she has also been dedicated to innovating pedagogical development, support learning, and the comprehensive training of everyone involved, as well as accompanying and guiding many students’ learning, alongside their families.
Andrea has been working with Agape Corporation for 6 years, accompanying and developing projects that involve the entire community and that lead to the improvement of learning and coexisting. She has been focused, along Agape, to reach students, teachers, and families that for some reason are in a disadvantage in the Chilean educational system, by contributing to improve the learning and in this way change their surroundings and everyone’s life.
Maria Rosario Perez Sanchez is a VESS Coach and Trainer. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English Philology from the Universidad de Murcia. She is a Piano Professional, Sol-fa, Music Theory, Transport and Accompaniment Teacher, and a Musical Pedagogy Teacher from the ‘Conservatorio de Musica’ of Murcia, Spain.
Maria Rosario is Learning based on Thinking Coach, certified by The Center for Teaching by Dr. Robert Swartz. She is also a music and English teacher at the Salzillo Bilingual School and is the head of the Music department and Director of the “Luis Cases” Chorus.
Ana Fontaine is a VESS Trainer. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology from the Diego Portales University, has a Diploma in Classroom Psychology and Childhood Psycho-diagnosis from the Catholic University.
She has over 10 years of experience in the field of education as a School Psychologist, and in different pedagogical innovative programs focused on the development of skills for the XXI century. She has been certified by Edu1st, and she did an internship in the schools of the VESS Network in the US; Ana is the Educational Innovation Coordinator in a school network, and is an educational manager in Estudios y Consultorías Focus.
Catalina Izquierdo is a VESS Coach and Trainer. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Diego Portales University. She has worked as an Educational Psychologist in schools, and as technical adviser in curriculum and school life themes.
Catalina has a broad experience in consulting and advising in educational institutions.
Maria Luisa Cases de Lara is a VESS Coach and Trainer. Maria Luisa has a Bachelor’s degree in English Philology and is a Social Science and English High School Teacher.
Maria Luisa is the Pedagogical Director￼ at the Salzillo Bilingual School, the CEO of Denueve consulting, and a Certified Coach from the National Center for Teaching Thinking by Dr. Robert Swartz. She gives national and international conferences and seminars regarding the application of critical and creative thinking within the educational curriculum.
Amparo Fernandez is a VESS Trainer and Coach. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Murcia. She is a mathematics high school teacher, as well as the head of the Mathematics department at the Salzillo Bilingual School.
Amparo is a Learning based on Thinking Coach, certified by The Center for Teaching Thinking by Dr. Robert Swartz.
Paulina Fernandez is a VESS Trainer. She is certified in Teaching for Understanding and has a master’s degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Assessment. She has been part of the Notre Dame School for 10 years, where she has been a History Teacher, Chief Teacher, and the History Department Head, currently she is the school’s Academic Vice Chancellor.
Paulina has developed researches regarding schools and universities’ classroom environment and self-assessment. She has also worked for more than 5 years in teacher training, accompanying teachers in different educational institutions in reflection processes regarding didactics and learning assessment.