La Directora & Lead Teacher
I am Profesora Cocco de Moya, the founder of Cocco Academy. I studied multilingual/multicultural education and Literatura Española y Latino Americana at Florida State University and La Universidad de Costa Rica. I have a professional license with certifications in Español, Language arts, and English language acquisition in Colorado and Florida.
I have taught Pre K through college level since 1990, both in the US and abroad. My extensive experience with language acquisition is personal as well as professional. My first language was Spanish, and I acquired English in preschool. I am currently offering Spanish classes for children at the Young People's Learning Center, and providing English language acquisition online for adulets and teens.
Dr. Joel Kaye MD
Dr. Joel Kaye is a retired pediatrician, kaiser permanente. Dr. Kaye is our consultant on the developmental milestones of toddlers and children.
Dr. Diane Braun Ph.D.
Dr. Braun is a consultant and language acquisition expert. She will be consulting and teaching with us as her schedule allows. Dr. Braun has a professional license with a certification in Spanish for Florida and Colorado, and has a National Board Certification in world languages. She has taught Spanish for the last 30 years in the US and abroad.
Maria Jose Garcilazo
Maria Jose is a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She sends us materials in Spanish and consults with us on curriculum. Maria is not only an amazing early childhood educator, she is also a former ESL student in South Beach.