Diana de Santiago-Burnich Preschool Teacher

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B.A. Autonomous University of Chihuahua

Diana is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico. She joined the MIS preschool team in 2014. Previous to MIS, Diana worked at the Early Learning and Day Care Center at the WHATSOEVER Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Diana has a B.A. from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. She is also the proud mother of MIS students Camila and Sofia.

Mishel Vatoussis Preschool Teacher

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B.A. Communication Studies, University of Montana
B.A. Art, University of Montana

Originally from Guatemala, Mishel has a B.A. in Communication Studies and a B.A. in Art from the University of Montana with minors in Japanese and Spanish. Mishel taught Art in Greece for five years at a multilingual preschool and one year as preschool coordinator before returning to Missoula. Mishel joined MIS in 2012.

Outside of school, Mishel enjoys traveling, yoga, cooking and spending time with her family.

Belen Iniesta Plaza Preschool Teacher

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M.A SPECIAL EDUCATION
A.A ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
B.A TEACHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Belén is from Almeria, Andalusia, Spain. She has more than 9 years of experience as a teacher and is passionate about her work. This brought her to Missoula (and MIS – yay!) so she could learn about new teaching methods.
In her free time she loves to travel, experience new cultures, read about education and dance (although she claims not to be very good at it).

Jairo Torres Preschool Teacher

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B.A. in Physical Education Politecnico Jaime Isaza Cadavid, Medellin

Jairo is from Colombia. He loves to dance and can’t wait to teach MISers some songs and dances from his home. Jairo is excited to be back in Missoula with his daughter, and MIS 6th grader, and wife, Janet (an MIS 2/3 teacher). They also brought their dog, Copito, who came on his first airplane trip.

Sebastian Cardozo Preschool Assistant

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Fabiola Morales Preschool Assistant

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