Hi! My name is Caitlin and I am an elementary education major at the University of Maryland. I love working with children, and and have been a swim coach and instructor for the past six years. Last year I volunteered in Honduras with other UMD students in El Progreso, Yoro. This past winter I did a short two week study abroad trip where I taught English and math in El Salvador. Next year I will be getting my masters in special education. I am very excited to return to Camp Sol and can't wait for the summer to start!
Hello, I´m Isela. I am from Ventura, California and have been living in Spain for the past 3 years working as an English Language Assistant in public schools. This is my first time in Seville, and will be my first year working for Sol´s Summer Camp. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great summer!
Hey! I'm Courtney from North Carolina of the United States. I am 28 years old and have teaching experience of 6 years. I have taught English in Spain and South Korea. I love being outside in nature, doing patchwork, and drinking coffee! Also this is my third year working and having fun at Sols summer camp.
Hola! My name is Kevin and this will be my fifth summer working at Sol's Summer Camp. I'm currently a High School History teacher working just outside of Washington D.C. I enjoy teaching through music, dancing, sports and interactive games. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in July!
Hi, I’m Mila and I’m returning to Sols Summer Camps for my second year teaching. I’m so excited to be coming back and looking forward to seeing you all soon! I’m 22 and have just finished my history degree from the University of St Andrews. I loved taking part in camp last year and can’t wait to come back to Seville.
Hello everyone! My name is Heather Wallace. I am from Hampshire, Illinois. This summer will be my first time teaching at Sol’s Summer Camp. I will be co-teaching with my daughter, which I am very excited about. I have been teaching elementary education for 19 years at Perry Elementary School in Carpentersville, Illinois. I love having an impact on children’s lives and look forward to sharing my experiences with your children. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, sitting in the sun, and watching my children play sports. I understand some Spanish, but am looking forward to learning even more while in Seville this summer. July can’t come soon enough!
Hello! My name is Cheyenne and I am from Hampshire, Illinois. This will be my first summer volunteering at Sol’s Summer Camp as a teacher’s assistant to my mom. I am currently in nursing school to eventually earn my degree in perinatal nursing. I have also taken roughly seven years of Spanish, which is my college minor. Growing up, I loved to play sports and play games with neighborhood kids in my backyard. I also enjoy hanging out with friends, meeting new people, and exploring new places. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity Spain is giving me this summer!
Howdy, y'all. I'm Samantha, born and raised in Texas but a resident of Seville. This is my first year teaching at Sol's, but I've been teaching English to students of all ages for five years now. My favorite thing about teaching is getting to know all the crazy personalities of my students and seeing how everyone is unique. In my free time, I love traveling and learning about different cultures as well as doing yoga, playing sports, and checking out live music. I'm very much looking forward to meeting my campers and having a great summer together!
My name is Isaiah and I’m so excited to be visiting Spain for the first time to teach at Sol’s Summer Camp! I have lived close to Chicago, Illinois, my whole life. I’ve been the Director of Youth development at Meadowdale Elementary school, Boys & Girls Club for two years. Before working for Boys & Girls Clubs, I was in the United States Army. I enjoy all professional Chicago sports , long walks, working out, and spoiling my niece Teagan. I’m very excited to start my first Summer working at Sol’s Summer camp and can’t wait to meet the wonderful children!
Hi! I am very excited to be returning to Sevilla for my third year volunteering at Sol's Summer Camp!! I love camp!!! I can't wait to meet the new campers!!! I am from Chicago and work for a large school district where I am a social worker serving children and their families from ages 3 to 21! I am looking forward to meeting new campers as well as those returning to Sol's Summer Camp!!!
Hi! This is my first summer volunteering at Sol’s Summer Camp, but not my first time in Sevilla. I spent a semester studying here when I was in college, and have wanted to come back ever since. I live in a suburb of Chicago, Arlington Heights, and work as a private tutor for primary and intermediate age students. I have 4 daughters ages 4-13, and we are very excited for our adventure in Sevilla this summer. Previously, I taught grades Kindergarten through 5th grade for 10 years, both as a classroom teacher and then as a Gifted Specialist. I love teaching students through hands-on experiences and real world problem solving. In my spare time I enjoy reading, swimming, riding my bike, and playing games with my children. I love traveling and spending time in new places meeting new people! I’m so excited to meet everyone and have fun this summer!
Hello! My name is Meghan and I am from Maryland, USA. I am currently a student teacher in a second grade classroom with mostly ESOL learners. In my free time, I love exploring new places, playing basketball, and spending quality time with friends/ dog. This will be my first summer teaching at Sol’s Summer Camp and I am so excited to meet all of the campers in July!
Hello! I am Hollie Morris, originally from the Chicago area but now living in Verona, Italy. I'm very happy to be returning to Sols for a fifth year! I have been teaching children for the last 10 years and love working with kids of all ages. In the States, I worked as a Spanish teacher and taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grades while now in Italy, I teach English to preschoolers and kindergarteners. I am looking forward to another sizzling summer in Sevilla and am thrilled to meet and teach your children. I am very excited to create many wonderful memories with them as they learn English!
Hello! I come from Chicago, Illinois. I have lived here my whole life, but have spent my summers traveling the world. I love meeting new people and immersing myself in other cultures. I have taught middle school science, history, and English, and this is my 25th year teaching. My Bachelor of Science degree is from Northern Illinois University, and I earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University Chicago. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and hold an Illinois Master Certificate. I look forward to a summer in Spain and to teaching at Sols Summer Camp for the fifth summer.
Hello, My name is Sandra Almeida and I live in Carpentersville, IL, a suburb of Chicago. I am a first grade teacher. I have been teaching 18 years in the United States. I got my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction through Northern Illinois University. I love teaching young children with songs and games to make learning fun and engaging. I love to travel, read many different genres of text and listen to music. After four years away, I couldn't wait to come back to camp. I've fallen in love with Seville's culture, monuments and delicious food! I'm so excited about returning to Sol's Summer Camp and look forward to meet my new students. See you all in July!
Hey guys! My name is Caity and I am from Florida. I currently live in Sevilla and this will be my first year working with Sol’s Summer Camp. I could not be more excited to be given this opportunity to teach and meet all that kids that come to the camp. I am very active and love all sorts of outdoor activities, anything that gets you moving and active. I have many great ideas to bring to the camp to get your child moving while learning English at the same time. I look forward to meeting everyone and can’t wait to create great memories this summer!
Hi! I am so excited to be returning to Sol's for a third year. I have spent this past year teaching English in a primary school in Malaga, which I have loved. I am very keen and enthusiastic about teaching English in a fun, engaging way for children. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces, and hopefully some new ones too!
Hello! I reside in Elgin, Illinois; I am an English Language Learners Kindergarten teacher. I have been teaching in the United States for over 9 years and absolutely love my career. Teaching is my passion, I feel rewarded watching my students flourish within the environment I provide; it is an environment whereby they feel safe, secure, happy, and where they can be themselves. This environment offers them the ability to explore life’s opportunities while enjoying the learning process. In my opinion, children learn best when given the opportunity to freely explore, to be hands on, to play and/or sing. I enjoy singing, playing, and having a good time with my students, therefore, I provide this type of learning environment for my children, I feel this is how they learn best. I am very excited and am truly looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your children; I am eager to meet them and provide them with the same opportunities I have provided all the children I’ve worked with throughout my teaching career.
Hello, my name is Daniel and I am from San Francisco, California. I'm 36 years old and I have been living and teaching English in Seville for 6 years. I love learning and teaching and have taught all ages and levels. I love to travel, surf, hike, and play sports. This will be my fourth year at Sol's summer camp and I look forward to getting to know the new children and having fun while teaching English!
Hi, I´m Erin and I´m from Wisconsin in the United States, which is located in the mid-west between Canada and Chicago. I´ve been living and working as an English teacher in Sevilla for almost 10 years. I´ve taught all ages, but I really enjoy teaching young learners and teens. This will be my third year with Sols Summer Camp and I´m looking forward to meeting my campers and making new memories! In my free time, I enjoy watching tv programmes, going to the beach and rollerblading.
Hello! I'm Paige Reconnu. I've been a teacher in Illinois, USA, for the past 19 years. I teach math, reading, social studies, and co-teach science at the middle school level in a special education classroom. I have a true passion and love for travel which is reflected in my teaching. One of my favorite things to do is to help my students understand the world around them and appreciate others' cultures and values. Two years ago, I was invited to help another teacher at Sol Summer Camp for a week, and I fell in love with the warm environment and energetic students. This year I am coming back to Sols. Yay! I'm looking forward to returning to beautiful Sevilla, reconnecting with students from last year, and getting to know new students. We're going to have an amazing time!
Hi! My name is Elana and I am from Missouri, and a recent college graduate with extensive work with children. I love to sing, dance and have lots of fun. I believe ALL children have endless potential for learning and creativity, and it’s my job as a teacher to find it and cultivate it. I taught English in South Korea for two years and greatly enjoyed the experience. I am looking forward to meeting the beautiful children of Spain and teaching them English in unique and imaginative ways while also having tons of fun. See you all at Sols Summer Camp!
Hi everybody! I live in Chicago, Illinois. I’m a lower primary grades English Language Learner first grade teacher. I recently came back from teaching Montessori Pre-K and Kindergarten and English for three years in Chongqing and Chengdu, China. I love teaching lower grades, singing, playing, getting messy, etc. I like teaching students as much as I like learning from them. I also enjoy learning about different cultures, sports, languages, music, and traveling. This will be my first year at Sol’s summer camp. I’m excited and looking forward to meeting the little ones.
Hi there! I'm Bianca, 24 years old from London. I currently work as an English teacher at an academy in Seville and enjoy spending summers working with the little ones, making sure they enjoy themselves and don't forget the English they've learnt throughout the year. I like kids to be up on their feet, having lots of fun through songs and games at the same time as they learn. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in July :)
Hi, I am from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. I have been living in Spain for the past three years working as an English teacher and Language Assistant. I studied sociology at Seattle University. I love being active and enjoying nature and I am looking forward to my first summer working at Sol’s summer camp.
Hi, I´m Kelly. I´m from Birmingham, U.K, but I´ve been living in Spain now for 4 years teaching English to children, teenagers and adults. This will be my first year at Sol´s Summer Camp, and I´m really keen to get started and get crafting, playing games and learning English with the little ones! What I most like about teaching kids is that their energy and enthusiasm makes classes fun, and they soak up new language like a sponge! In my free time I enjoy cooking, being outside having picnics in the park or at the beach, and getting to know more of this beautiful country I call home! Looking forward to meeting you all soon!