Nahir Rosado Torrellas
Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Universities and Grades: BA Preschool Education
MA School Psychology
Certifications: Sport Psychology, Dance Teacher, and Creative Movement
Before Robinson, you might have seen her working as a dance teacher or performing as “Alice” from “Alice in Wonderland” at the ballet. In 2011, after teaching in the public school system, Nahir applied for an opening as teacher’s aide at Robinson School. Two and a half years later, in recognition of her outstanding work and ongoing academic achievements, Robinson offered her a position as a teacher.
She does ‘Brain Gym’ during class transitions because “it has been scientifically proven, over and over, that once you take a break to reconnect your left and right brain hemispheres, neurons start to work sharper and faster” Nahir affirms. The basic idea behind Brain Gym is that the brain will develop, and learning will be enhanced, by certain bodily movements.
She creates choreographies for school activities and her classes are always dynamic. “I want kids to learn because they want to learn, not because they’re supposed to learn. Learning is a tool for life. That’s why the inquirer attitude profile from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is so important at their developmental stage”.
She loves for kids to learn beyond the classroom. “The IB Program made me evolve into a better person. All the teachers realized how important it was to be a good role model. How can I teach my students to be caring, forgiving, patient, and so on, if they don’t see me being that way? It’s impossible, I can’t teach something if I’m not going to apply it to myself”.
Her favorite part about Robinson School is the multiple green areas. “They bring a different vibe to the school, natural, familiar, it makes you feel at home”. She enjoys exercise (like volleyball and charity runs), road trips to explore the island, gardening, and volunteering to keep our beaches clean and beautiful. Nahir is beginning her Ph.D. and would love to become one of the school psychologists.