Assistant Dean of Effective Teaching, Lead Teacher for all grade levels, Kindergarten Teacher, Spanish Teacher
Señorita Mercedes has been with the Academy for 15 years. She is the lead teacher for Lower Elementary as well as Spanish Instructor for the school. She is originally from Paraguay, South America and speaks five languages. She enjoys wakeboarding, cross fit, and spending time with her family.
With eleven years at the Academy of Academic Excellence, she brings brilliance to our students and faculty as she delivers effective lessons on developing empathy, defining wise and unwise decision making, and establishing the difference between tattling and telling. She demonstrates for all of the staff and student body a very well-defined work ethic! Mercedes is known to say, “You have to work hard to play hard”, and the students love to work as well as play! Senorita Mercedes is an avid traveler, visiting Brazil, Chile, and Argentina and shares this wealth of South American culture with the children daily. She speaks five languages.