Carolina grew up in Colombia, South America. She holdsa Bachelors degree in Modern Languages from La Universidad del Valle in Colombia and a Masters in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University in Boston. Carolina enjoys teaching children her language and exploring the vibrant cultures of Latin America in a fun way and has been teaching languages to children for over 12 years in Colombia, Guatemala, and the United States – in private schools, public schools, and out-of-school settings. She is now a classroom K-3 Spanish teacher in Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols (BB&N) in Cambridge, MA. She is a member of MaFLA (Massachusetts Foreign Language Association), ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and NNELL (National Network for Early Language Learning). In 2005, Carolina founded 1-2-3 Spanish Together, an early language music and curriculum designed to teach Spanish to children and their families and help other teachers learn the trade. She also shares a lot teaching tips on her website for teachers Fun for Spanish Teachers and her blog.
Dave Kramer helps keep 1-2-3 Spanish Together’s files and finances in order, serves as a sounding board for Carolina’s ideas, and edits program materials. He met Carolina while teaching in Colombia. Like Carolina, he is determined to ensure that their daughter grows up bilingual and proud of her bicultural heritage, and he is happy to help others raise their children with foreign language exposure. His day job is with the non-profit EcoLogic Development Fund, where he uses Spanish on a daily basis to communicate with Latin American staff and partners.