Ms. Nohemi Thania Giraldo

Thania Giraldo

Ms. Nohemi Thania Giraldo


As a member of the DMS staff, I promote the Montessori way of being with patience, kindness, confidence, joy, respect for others and nature, appreciation of diversity in and outside of school.  I believe in commitment, communication, freedom and responsibility.  I take exceptional personal care and pride in my work with the children.


Objective:

Expand the Spanish language and culture in an enthusiastic way among children so they become bilingual and have the opportunity to get more doors opened throughout their lives.

Training Programs / Workshops

  • Health & Safety Issues: Medication Administration
  • Children First: Working with Children of all Abilities
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Positive Discipline
  • Building Self-Esteem in Young Children
  • Rhymes, Rhythms, & Fun
  • Science in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Math Mania: Math Across the Curriculum
  • Working with Children in Group Settings
  • Multiple Intelligences: Valuing the Individual Learner
  • Diversity of Cultures
  • Strategies to Support Social Emotional Competence in Infants & Toddlers
  • Primary care/ creating routines
  • The Developing Child: Infants & Toddlers
  • Fearful, Flexible and Feisty: The Different Temperaments of Children
  • Wired for Success
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention
  • Montessori Assistant Training
  • Montessori Language Refresher
  • First Aid and CPR certified

Education

  • University Mayor de Cundinamarca –   Colombia - Languages and Finance – Graduated with honors in 1983
  • University Los Andes –   Colombia 2004 - Customer Service
  • Systems Apel Institute –   Colombia 1997 - Lotus Notes, WP, Internet              
  • Net Soft Computers Institute –   Colombia 1996 - Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura –   Colombia 1991 - Italian      
  • Ballet de Colombia Sonia Osorio -   Colombia 1988 – 2001
  • Electronico de Idiomas Institute  -   Colombia 1983 - English and French
  • High School Inst. de Renovacion Educativa -   Colombia 1979 - Class Valedictorian

Work Experience

Dynamite Montessori School  -  AZ, USA,   Jan. 2006  -  Present 
Working with children 2 – 10 year olds
In charge of organizing Cinco de Mayo show
In charge of June Spanish Immersion Summer Program
Spanish Instructor,  2010 - Present
Dance Instructor,  2006 - Present
Elementary Teacher Assistant,  2007 – 2010

Primary Teacher Assistant,  2006

General Motors  -  Colombia,  1998 - 2004
Bilingual Executive Assistant

Bank Sudameris  -  Colombia,  1987 - 1996
Bilingual Executive Assistant
Attached Sub Director

Embassy of the Republic of Korea  -  Colombia,  198
Bilingual Administrative Assistant

Petrochemicals Aservin Ltd.  -  Colombia,  1983 - 1987
Bilingual Assistant

Hobbies

Dancing, reading, traveling, swimming, sewing, scrapbooking.

Skills/Qualifications

Warm, positive personality, enjoy working and sharing with children.  Self-confident, flexible, sincere, responsible and reliable.  Work well with others, multi-lingual, dependable, open minded, cheerful and feel passion for my career.