Caring, Considerate, and Educated

Introducing Our Exceptional
Team of Highly Educated
Bilingual and Trilingual Teachers

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

Elvia Taylor

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.

Admin Staff

Zeina

Director

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.

Carmen

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

Assistant Director

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. 

Gidelys “Gidy”

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.

Samara

Trainer & Online Specialist
Samara has been working for Crossing Borders since 2018. She has been a Spanish Teacher for our toddler and preschool classrooms, has lead our online classes during the pandemic and is now mentoring our toddler and preschool teachers and assistants in Crossing Borders method. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. In 2017, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Professor Serafin Peña University in Nuevo León, Mexico. She loves to teach. She is enjoying leading women to become better educators and working with children is her passion.

Rick

School Support

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.

Toddler Teachers

Miss-Leslie

Leslie

Spanish Teacher

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

Noemi

Spanish Teacher

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.

Gaby - Spanish Teacher

Gaby

Spanish Teacher
Gaby is a Spanish teacher at Crossing Borders International Preschool. She enjoys working with kids and getting to work with them through didactic, creative work, and play in an educational environment. Her goal is to see her students grow and be successful in this world.
Janie

Janie

Spanish Teacher
Ms. Janie has been working for Crossing Borders International Preschool since February 2020. She is fluent in English and Spanish and she is pursuing a Child Development Associate degree. She knows that play is a child’s most important work, and she strives to create and maintain an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them.
Ms. Mayelin

Mayelin

Spanish Teacher

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.

Miss-Yesenia

Yesenia

Spanish Teacher

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.

Preschool Teachers

Flor

Flor

Spanish Teacher
Ms. Flor is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is a graduate and licensed teacher of science with all studies completed, and also a criminal justice lawyer from El Salvador Juridicas. She has 23 years of experience and loves to be a part of the growth and development of each child. Ms. Flor enjoys and learns every day from each of her students and that is what inspires her to be better every day and to teach in a way that is easy for them to learn.
Maria Del Rosario

Maria del Rosario

Spanish Teacher
Ms. Rosario is bilingual in English and Spanish. She obtained her certification to teach Preschool and Elementary students at Escuela Normal Miguel F. Martinez in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, in Mexico, and she has been teaching for 10 years. Ms. Rosario hopes to impact children’s overall development, which includes their self-esteem, sensory development, and creativity in a positive way.
Cristiana Rosado

Cristiana

Spanish Teacher

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

Karla

Spanish Teacher

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

Liliana

Spanish Teacher

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.

Sandra

Sandra

Spanish Teacher

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

Danielle

English Teacher

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.

Jessica

Jessica

Mandarin Teacher

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.

Messad - French Teacher

Messad

French Teacher
Ms. Messad is a French teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is polylingual. She speaks Berber, French, Arabic and English. She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech therapy in July 2009, from university of Ferhat Abbas in Algeria and she has worked with children since 2014. She loves teaching children and believes perseverance is the key to success.
Crystal

Crystal

Spanish Teacher
Ms. Crystal is a Spanish Teacher for Crossing Borders International Preschool. She is fluent in English and Spanish and she earned a bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education from Escuela de Educadoras Laura Arce in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. She loves teaching children and she believes that the patience, perseverance, and enthusiasm a teacher has is significant for children’s learning.
Melany

Melany

Spanish 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.

Dual Kindergarten Teacher

Melany

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.

Teacher Aide

Amanda

Amanda

Nancy

Nancy

introducing our awesome assistants

Miss-Kassandra

Miss Kassandra

Miss-Debora

Miss Debora

Miss-Yesenia

Miss Yessenia

Miss-Maria

Miss Maria

Miss Lucia

Miss Lucia

MIss-Hayet

Miss Hayet

Miss-Leslie

Miss Leslie

Miss-Gaby

Miss Gaby

Miss-Samantha

Miss Samantha

Miss-Francis

Miss Francis

Miss Emily

Miss Emily

Yesenia

Yesenia

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 rosario

Miss Maria del Rosario

our core values

Excellence:

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. 

Diversity:

We believe our diversity is our strength. Our teachers and students come from different cultural backgrounds. We embrace our differences with kindness and acceptance.

Dedication:

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.

Education:

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.

testimonials

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.

Liliana

Spanish 3-Year-Old Lead Teacher

I really enjoy working at Crossing Borders Preschool because of how welcomed everyone makes you feel and all of the different ethnicities and cultures you get to experience. The staff is always smiling, cheerful, and most importantly always there to help the children in whatever it may be they need.

Adriana

Teacher Aide

I have been working at Crossing Borders for 3 years. It has been an exciting and unique experience. The staff is very friendly and the students are all special in their own way. I am happy to say Crossing Borders has helped me to develop and improve my skills as a teacher. I hope to continue that growth for years to come.

Danielle

English Preschool Teacher

"I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Crossing Borders"

I started working for Crossing Borders Preschool in April 2017. l still remember my impression when I walked in for the first time. Everything and everybody made me feel like welcome home, all the friendly staff and the lovely kids who show their honest pure love to me everyday. And Sure It was. It has been a beautiful journey so far and It will be! I highly recommend Crossing Borders, not only to work for this company but also for families to bring their children for them to receive all the love and comprehensive foreign language education we provide.

Mariana

Spanish Preschool Teacher

Working for Crossing Borders, one of my best experiences… I can proudly say, working for Crossing Borders is one of the best experiences in my life. Freshly arrived in usa CB gave me the opportunity to work with them and believed in me. As an assistant teacher first then a substitute teacher (French class). My experience as a substitute teacher is more than wonderful. While working at CB I will never have a boring day. Every morning I wake up and look forward to see my kids again ready for new challenges. I enjoy the staff, they are professional and always treat the children with kindness and respect. Also. each of the children give a special charm to my life. I am really grateful to CB. Thank you CB

Radia

French Teacher

Crossing Borders Preschool is more than just a job for me. I look forward to coming to work every day knowing that I will spend my day getting to know children and their families. l’m thankful to be a part of crossing Borders Preschool because my work that I am so passionate about is valued and appreciated.

Zeina

School Director

Our programs

18 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS
(Spanish Only)

(Spanish, English, Mandarin, and French.)

Dual Language
50% Spanish 50% English

18 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS
(English and Spanish)

(Spanish, English, Mandarin, and French. And soon Arabic!)

Dual Language
50% Spanish 50% English

3 years old and up