East Lake Academy

A Private PreK Through 8 Catholic Academy
Sra. Elia Barrera

Sra. Elia Barrera

Contact No: 847.247.0035 ext. 203

Sra. Elia Barrera

Lower School Spanish Teacher - PreK Plus Coordinator

Sra. Barrera has her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University Michoacana of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo in Mexico. Coming from a family of teachers, she soon realized that her true calling was to teach the youth. For seven years, Sra. Barrera worked as an instructor of Mexican culture and arts. In Mexico, she loved teaching and helping children express themselves through fun activities, and she saw the value and impact of engaging instructions on the youth. She moved to Chicago four year ago and in the past year, she has worked as a Spanish Instructor at Language Stars, a dynamic language center in the Chicagoland area. She taught students of all ages, trained and evaluated new Spanish teachers and worked closely with parents in the language development of their child. Additionally, she collaborated with the Center Directors and teachers to translate English books to Spanish, to be used during the school year. She is very proud of her Mexican heritage, culture and language. Sra. Barrera believes that teaching is one of the “most noble of professions, imparting knowledge to others, and making a difference in the world.” She enjoys exploring new places and traveling with her husband of 5 years. She loves to listen to music and to sing. She enjoys baking and playing soccer, especially with her nephews. 

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