La Casa Staff
Diana Woods - Toddler Directress (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ms. Woods was born in India and raised in Hong Kong, Kenya and England. She holds an AMI Primary Teaching Diploma, a BS in Geography and Anthropology, a BA in Inclusive Early Childhood Education and credentials for AMI's Infancy through Toddler. She has worked at VIMSIA since 1996 and joins us in our enthusiasm of offering our La Casa Program to little ones as young as 18 months!
Cyrene Stocking, Toddler Directress (email@example.com)
Ms. Stocking is from the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an Infant/Toddler Montessori Diploma through the North American Montessori Center. She owned a clothing business before she transitioned into the field of education. She taught in Beijing, China as a Primary English Teacher for a government English Project followed by a Primary Teaching Assistant position at the British School of Beijing. She has a passion for travel, food and photography. Ms. Stocking’s husband Matt is also a teacher at the PGIA. She joined our staff in 2015.
Kelsilene Lima - Spanish Speaking Assistant Teacher
Señora Lima is from São Tomé. Her native language is Portuguese, and she speaks Spanish and English as well. Señora Lima has been volunteering at the school since her arrival in St. Thomas in 2013. We are so pleased to have her joining our staff this year. Her husband Señor Araujo has been teaching Spanish, Soccer and PE at VIMSIA for over 25 years. Their daughter Anisley is a Primary student.
Mayra Salomon - Spanish Speaking Assistant Teacher
Ms. Salomon is a native of the Dominican Republic. She holds a degree in education and is certified as both a Spanish interpreter and teacher assistant. She worked for the Fulton County School System in Atlanta, Georgia, as a Parent Liaison and a Teaching Assistant prior to joining VIMSIA in 2014.
Kelsilene Lima-Araujo - Spanish Speaking Assistant Teacher
Señora Lima moved to St. Thomas in 2012 from Sao Tome. She has been volunteering at the school for several years and is now on staff as Ms. Woods' Assistant. Señora Lima is married to our own Señor Araujo and they have a beautiful daughter in Primary - Ainsley.