Who We Are


Daniela is a New York State certified ESOL teacher, with a Master’s degree in Multicultural/Multilingual education, and a B.A. in English with a TESOL concentration.   She has taught English as a Second Language in various international settings, from a Japanese school in Connecticut, to public and bilingual schools in the Bronx, and to a private American school in Quito, Ecuador.  She is passionate about her faith in God, as well as literacy and language development, writing, traveling and exploring other cultures, spending time outdoors, and being a stay-at-home mom to her toddler son and infant daughter (who don’t actually keep her at home).

She currently resides in Quito, Ecuador with her husband and children.

Raquel Altuglu

Raquel graduated with a degree in psychology, and quickly realized working with adults was not nearly as fun as working with children. She became a certified teacher, and taught children with Autism k-3rd grade.

Raquel also enjoys teaching adults how to teach children with Autism, and had the opportunity to go to Yemen where she taught several workshops on this subject.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, being with friends and any sport outdoors. She is a proud mom to her son who keeps her laughing throughout the day. She lives in the beautiful state of Maine.