Position: Elementary School Division Head/Pathways Supervisor
Universities & Grades: BA Psychology with a minor in Education from Universidad Sagrado Corazón
MA Education with a specialization in Special Education from New York University
Maritere has been working in education all her life. For 23 years, she directed a special education program in another private school and then worked in middle school teaching a holistic development class. 11 years ago she started working at Robinson School as a Spanish teacher for 5th and 6th grade. She had a particular interest in Robinson School because she thought it was the best school to expose her sons to the English language.
“I transformed the special education program, before called the Learning Center”. She worked alongside “Landmark Outreach” and developed a plan to include the program into the school. Through these efforts, all teachers received workshops to learn different strategies to improve language-learning in students. When asked what makes her proud about her job she said, “It’s satisfactory to know that you were able to make a difference in the life of a student from the Pathways Program and see them growing and integrating to the regular program. Students return to Robinson once they are already professionals, lawyers, entrepreneurs, etc. ”
She thinks that Robinson is unique because it’s a caring and nurturing community. Robinson works hard to get to know each student and help them reach their maximum potential. “We go far and beyond searching and implementing the best education practices so students are more than able to compete in the 21st century globalized world. The best example of this is getting the authorization for the IB Primary Years Program. The process for becoming an International Baccalaureate School is arduous, rigorous and takes years to achieve. Our compromise to improve our already great education makes us achieve the goals we set for our students. They are excellent in teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, and quality control”.
Maritere enjoys reading about psychology and education, looking for new education researches, spending time with sons and nephews, and exploring our beautiful island.