Our Staff

All of our instructors are native Spanish speakers from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, each with unique approaches to language instruction. Our teachers undergo extensive training to facilitate an ongoing study and practice of our language learning methodology. OLA also provides ongoing support to all of our instructors as well as supervision, classroom observation, and four language instruction workshops per year.

Meet The Team

Karina Torres

Spanish Program Director 

"Education is the most powerful tool to change the world"

Nelson Mandela

Karla Marroquin

Spanish Teacher and Program Coordinator 

" One Child, One Teacher, One book, One pen can change the world"  

Malala Yousafzai


Soledad Ramirez

Spanish Teacher and Spanish Teacher Trainer

" My work has been done when a student continues to yearn for more knowledge"


Claudia Carerra

Spanish Intructor 

" Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn" 

Benjamin Franklin


Lucas Gordon

Spanish Instructor 

" Being a teacher for some is a career for me is a life style, a calling to be part of  leading a new generation and help them accomplish their objectives " 


Maria Esther Candelario

Spanish Instructor

" I can, I want and I am capable"


Nancy Rivera

Spanish Instructor 

" Sometimes it only takes a single teacher to turn a child's life around

Some children will come to school today because of that teacher..

Be that teacher everyday! "