Caring, Considerate, and Educated
Introducing Our Exceptional
Team of Highly Educated
Bilingual and Often Trilingual Teachers
MEET THE STAFF/TEACHERS
At Crossing Borders International Preschool in Houston, one of our highest priorities is ensuring that our teachers and staff are exceptional. We have a Human Resources Manager who holds a SHRM-CP certification to ensure that we hire the very best. We interview each person as if they will be teaching our own children and, in some cases, they will be! We go beyond the basic state requirements and look for individuals who embody and support our core values.
Founder & Owner
CEO and Founder
Elvia Taylor is the CEO and founder of Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. In 2001, she started offering English and Spanish classes and, because of her love for children, Elvia implemented a language preschool for kids in 2006. Initially, the preschool only offered Spanish, but it has grown to offer Spanish, English, Mandarin, and French. Elvia is committed to quality education and believes in the importance of multilingual children in today’s global community.
Zeina is the Director for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is trilingual in English, French, and Arabic. She earned her master’s degree in Research in Educational Sciences from the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. She started working for Crossing Borders International Preschool on August 2014 as the French teacher and was promoted to Director in August of 2015. During her 10 years as an educator, Zeina has taught French, math, and science. Zeina believes deeply in the importance of foreign language learning. Her main objective is ensuring every child successfully learns to speak their new language while enjoying a safe and nurturing environment.
Operations Support Specialist
Carmen is the Operations Support Specialist for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Carmen started working for Crossing Borders International Preschool in 2012 and was promoted to Operations Support Specialist in June of 2015. She believes that learning a foreign language at an early age is an essential part of a child’s education and development. Her goal is to prepare Crossing Borders’ children to successfully live and work in a globalized world.
Sol is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned a diploma in Business Office Technology and is also a certified Medical Assistant. She joined our team in June 2018 as a teacher assistant for the summer camp classes, and in the fall transitioned to assist in the 18-month-old classroom. Later, she was promoted to Assistant Director. She enjoys getting to know the children and learning what it means to help them by providing support, leadership, and care. Her goal is to continue to excel as a professional to assist in ensuring the children at Crossing Borders International Preschool the best possible learning experiences that will help them develop and get ready not only for kindergarten, but for life.
Customer Service/Enrollment & Social Media Specialist
Gidelys “Gidy” is the Customer Service/Enrollment & Social Media Specialist for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Spanish from Sam Houston State University. She believes in the importance of learning a second or third language. Being bilingual herself, she has seen the opportunities that are given to bilingual people.
Trainer & Online Specialist
Mr. Rick has been working for Crossing Borders International Preschool for 15 years. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. Mr. Rick always helps with any IT issues plus he monitors playground equipment and building maintenance to make sure that our kids are safe while they are enjoying their time outside. Mr. Rick is very well known throughout the school with our kiddos and they love him. For Rick, it is a good day when the children are learning a new language in a safe and fun environment.
Leslie is a Spanish teacher at Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is pursuing her Child Development Associate. Leslie appreciates the relationship that is built with every student. She loves to play and dance with her students and being a part of their daily learning.
Noemi is a Spanish Teacher for the 18-month Spanish class. She has been with Crossing Borders for 3 years. Noemi is Bilingual in English, and Spanish and has obtained a Child Development Associate certificate. She loves children and believes that with patience, love, and teamwork every child can grow and become the best they can be. Noemi is looking forward to becoming a part of the growth and development of every child she meets.
Ms. Mayelin is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She studied in Cuba at Instituto Superior Pedagogico Felix Varela. Ms. Mayelin has taught children of different ages from 18 months to 4 years old. She loves how the students use their creativity to create special moments. Her goal is to share her mother language with her students to help them open more doors for their future with the hope that every single student could be successful in this world.
Ms. Yesenia is a Spanish teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and she is a certified MA in the medical field. However, her love for kids and interest in child development is what brought her to our school. She loves being a part in teaching her students the Spanish language. Ms. Yesenia is excited to help her students in the journey of their life and looks forward to a bright year for them.
Maria del Rosario
Cristiana is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned a Child Development Associate accreditation through Montgomery College of Maryland and a certification Multiple Intelligence in Early Childhood. Cristi joined Crossing Borders in September 2016. She loves how children use their imagination to transform their environment. Her passion for teaching pushes her to always find a way to show them that they can be smart in many areas.
Karla has been working for Crossing Borders International Preschool since July 2019. She is fluent in English and Spanish and she is currently studying to complete her bachelor’s degree in education to help make a difference in children’s lives. She enjoys seeing the children happy and having fun while learning. She believes that teaching is not just a career, but also a passion. Karla wants to be an inspiration to children, and the best recompense to her is their smiles.
Liliana is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at California State University in Fresno. She is currently working toward her Texas teaching certification. Liliana has been a member of our team since July, 2015. She considers the field of education to be a significant part of her life. She loves teaching and sharing her knowledge of the Spanish language and culture with her students.
Maria Sandra is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She has a master’s degree in Administration of Educational Institutions from the Instituto Tecnoldgico de Monterrey, Morelia campus. She also has a Bachelor’s degree as a Public Accountant with a specialization in taxes and is a researcher in social and educational areas. In the course of her professional development; teaching has represented her vocation for 20 years; being a teacher represents her passion in doing what she loves most.
Danielle graduated from college with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Child Family Development. For the past nine years, she has pursued her passion of working with children in preschools where she developed a teaching style that allows each student to learn at his/her own pace. She is eagerly looking forward to teaching English and to enriching the lives of the children at Crossing Borders International Preschool in Houston.
Ms. Jessica is the Mandarin Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She holds a bachelor’s degree from James Cook University in Singapore. She has five years of teaching experience, three of which were at a top international preschool and kindergarten in Shanghai, China. Being a teacher and connecting with her students is important to her. Jessica strives to help her students achieve the next milestones in their development with love, kindness, and caring.
Dual Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Melany is a Spanish Teacher at Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She obtained a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages. She loves creating happy childhood memories with her students. Ms. Melany believes that every child is special, and they should be treated with love and respect.
introducing our awesome assistants
Miss Maria del Rosario
our core values
We are committed to exceeding expectations. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified and have a minimum of 48 hours in Child Development. Many hold a Child Development Associate Credential TM or hold an under-graduate or graduate degree.
We believe our diversity is our strength. Our teachers and students come from different cultural backgrounds. We embrace our differences with kindness and acceptance.
We believe language is critical in our global society. Because our school has a long-standing excellent reputation within the early childhood education industry, and we want to keep it this way, we are able to attract an equally high-quality professional staff that are dedicated to making a difference in each child’s world.
We are committed to providing the best education. Our teachers foster an immersion environment that encourages students to be able to interact in the target language while teaching them core subjects like math, science, and arts, as well as teaching them some of the cultural aspects of their own language.
At Crossing Borders our teachers recognize the importance of ongoing communication with parents. They have an app for daily communication with parents as well as availability to schedule in-person meetings. We have staff who have been with us for over 14 years, which is a testament to the consistent, high-quality, caring atmosphere at Crossing Borders. We support our teachers with in-service training throughout the year and an Academic Director to enhance and expand their classroom knowledge.
l started working for Crossing Borders in July 2014, Crossing Borders is dedicated to the care, nurture, education and happiness of all
the students and teachers. Throughout the years working for CB I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience.
Crossing Borders provides teachers with a variety of professional support such as workshops and orientations. I enjoy coming to work every day; share time with my students and coworkers. Everybody at Crossing Borders is nice, polite, professional and we care about each other. It has been an amazing experience working for CB.