Greg, our assistant from California

            My name is Greg, and I am from Oakland, California.  Oakland is also the home of NBA champions The Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.  I am excited to be returning for a second year as an assistant at IES Valdebernardo. It makes me very happy to see familiar faces in the corridors.  I studied literature at University of California Santa Cruz.  When I am not at school, I enjoy playing music, traveling, and spending time in nature. 
            I used to play in a rock band called ¨Caldecott,¨and you can even find me from time to time in bars throughout Madrid playing guitar and singing my songs. This summer I had the opportunity to travel all over Western Europe with my girlfriend to see many famous sites. 
           But in the end, I found that no where is as special as the community of Valdebernardo.


Zulaikha, our assitant from New York

Hola Tod@s!

I´m Zulaikha, I am from New York. This is my second year as an Auxiliar in Spain. Last year, I was living in the city of Murcia and working in a primary school in San Javier. I love working with kids of all ages. In my free time, I like to write, practice yoga, and make films. A big part of my life is being creative.

I look forward to a great year together in Valdebernardo!

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Peter, our British assistant

Hello there, my name is Peter. I am a 24 year old British Language Assistant from Manchester, England. Home of the best football team Manchester United and my favourite musical band, The Stone Roses. It is my second year here as a languages assistant at IES Valdebernardo. My main hobbies include football, music and travelling. I play football for a football team in Madrid called ‘Bocodillo Juniors’. During my travels I have been fortunate enough to travel all around Europe and America and last summer I was lucky enough to go to Japan for 2 weeks visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. My ambition is to carry on teaching English all over the world, in order to see all that the world has to offer.   


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Gabriel, our assistant from Georgia

Most of my childhood was a marriage between storytelling and fashion. I took that passion and studied communications and journalism at the University of West Georgia. This year I worked as an intern for the university communications and marketing department, and used that experience to land a dream position with a magazine in Atlanta. Merging my two passions, writing and fashion, I was an editorial writer for Modest Truth Magazine. We served an audience devoted to social justice, feminism, and fashion. I love writing, but I yearned for something more fulfilling this year. I accepted an opportunity with the Community of Madrid as a language assistant for the 2017-2018 school year, and I am excited to help refine the students’ English skills. I look forward to the continuous support from the staff, and dedication from the students at IES Valdebernardo.