Hello LanguageBird community! My name is Kristal and I am the Director of Admissions, Outreach and Marketing. I am originally from Virginia and have lived in Los Angeles for 5 years. I earned an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Family and Human Development, a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Phoenix and have a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate.
My passion is in education and I have taught and led early childhood programs, taught English as a Second Language to grades 1-6 in Madrid, Spain, led a summer international English program for middle and high school students from countries around the world, and spent 4 years managing an experiential service-learning program for youth that promoted global citizenship at a large international non-profit organization.
I believe language development significantly helps cultivate cultural connection and teaches us a new way of looking at the world. My own goal of becoming fluent in Spanish is ongoing and I have studied at different language schools in Spain, Mexico, and Nicaragua on the long journey of language acquisition. I currently take one-on-one lessons and I am also learning conversational Armenian. I’m eager and excited to guide every student and family on their own language discovery at LanguageBird!