José (he/him) hails from Venezuela, where he was born to a Spanish mother and an Italian father. He has dedicated the last 20 years of his life to teaching Spanish and Italian, bringing a unique global perspective to his work across Spain, Italy, Ireland, and the United States.
His multicultural upbringing was crucial in establishing connections and pursuing his career in education. The knowledge, support, and appreciation for life imparted by his parents, relatives, friends, and teachers helped him understand the significance of traditions, culture, and languages.
He belongs to an educators’ family: his grandmother was a piano player and teacher, his mother was a math teacher, chair department, and principal, and his sister is a specialist learning teacher. He is a passionate and dedicated Modern Language teacher who is very proud to continue in this family line.
For the last seven years, José has lived in San Francisco and worked at the Schools of the Sacred Heart Convent Elementary. The learning that takes place in his classroom not only builds a strong foundation of Spanish knowledge but also encourages robust vulnerability, curiosity, resilience, motivation, and flexibility.