¡ Important Information !
Katie Kiesel & Miriam Pissas
Welcome! My name is Miriam Pissas and I have been teaching for 16 years and I am very excited to get to know all of you! At home, we speak both Spanish and Portuguese. I am from Mexico and my husband is from Brazil. We have twin boys that are attending middle school this year. On our free time we like to hike and watch comedy movies.
My co-teacher is Katie Kiesel. She has been volunteering at Desert Willow for the past 5 years and has two boys in the Spanish Immersion Program. Her mother was a bilingual teacher and Katie has been speaking Spanish for many years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to garden, hike and build things.
This school year we will create, learn, play and have fun while learning Spanish. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. We are looking forward to an amazing year!
About Spanish Immersion
Desert Willow Preschool is home to the Spanish Immersion Program. Children will learn all their subjects in Spanish, which is the vehicle for teaching and is not, taught as a separate subject. Curriculum will focus on developmentally appropriate hands-on learning that will include cultural activities such as cooking, listening to music, and dancing. ABC Music and Me is also offered as part of the language arts curriculum to help support each child's growth and development. Classes are offered 2, 3, or 5 days a week and before and after-care are offered.
2017 - 2018