I am Stefanía and I am very curious. I believed that journalism and communication were the best careers to develop all my empowerment, so in 2016 I graduated as a communicator from the University of Antioquia in Colombia.
I worked as a digital content creator for the education, cultural, and tourism sectors for more than five years. In 2018 I decided to travel to East Africa, and I found an opportunity as a Spanish teacher at the International School of Uganda (ISU) and Ecole Francais of Kampala. I did my certification as a teacher with Moreland University, and now I have more than two years of experience as a teacher in both schools.
Linking communication and education has always been my interest since I consider communication as a learning process. My knowledge as a communicator has permeated my teaching work a very important badge of active listening for the 21st-century students with whom I work. For more than a year I was a volunteer at Mente Abierta Comunicaciones (Open-Mind Communication), a Colombian project interested in exploring how communication is the main ingredient when it comes to generating changes in behavior and impacting groups of people with new content and information of importance to them.
My Spanish classes are focused on sharing with students not only about the language but Latin American culture and traditions and how despite the obvious differences, we connect and recognize ourselves as humans anywhere in the world, making it more empathetic and easy language acquisition.
In addition to my interest in creativity and content creation, during my studies as a teacher, I found I am good at creating curriculums, assessments, and documentation of education processes.
At ISU I have been able to support the consolidation of the Aditional Languages department at Junior School: I created the base documents for the planning of the department’s work, I supported the creation of the new study curriculum during the COVID 19 contingency and I supported the implementation of the digital education strategy.
In the French school, I continue to consolidate the teaching of the Spanish language as an additional language for the whole school, I have managed to increase the budget to acquire educational material and support the entire pedagogical part of the senior school.
This is a very exciting chapter for me because of the creative control that I have in my classroom. These experiences have strengthened my viewpoints about the three branches of teaching and learning: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
[Aug 2019] – [Now]
International School of Uganda. Junior School Spanish Teacher
Ecole Française of Kampala. Senior School Spanish Teacher
[Aug 2018] – [Now]
Private Spanish Teacher in Kampala
Students from UN, U.S Embassy, and Chinese community.
International Teacher Certification
TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education
ELE (Spanish as a Second Language)
Ele International Spain
Pontifical Bolivarian University
Communications and journalism
2011 – 2016. Colombia