Vanessa Gonzalez M.Ed.
Vanessa is an Arizona-native and Colorado-transplant. She’s lived and taught in Costa Rica since 2010. She graduated from The University of Northern Colorado with a degree in English and an emphasis in Secondary Education. She holds a professional teaching license through the Colorado Department of Education. She has taught English in a variety of settings for the past 10 years. Most notably she has taught for the past 5 years at The Country Day School in Escazu, Costa Rica where she was a teacher and technology coach. She has delivered trainings and workshops to educators on the benefits of using technology to engage students. Additionally she was the co-chair of the Language Arts Leadership team and Mentor program at CDS. Vanessa earned her Master’s of Education through Kennesaw State University with an emphasis in Instructional Technology and Educational Leadership. She currently lives in Playa Samara. When not teaching at Costa Rica TEFL he enjoys music, traveling, film, and relaxing on the beach with her dog, Mia.