Javier A. Morganti
From Buenos Aires, Argentina
Javier A. Morganti's passion for teaching Spanish led him to establish The Art of Spanish Institute LLC in 2004. He has a total of 16 years of experience in Denver teaching Spanish to both adults and kids. After teaching in several language schools in Denver, Colorado and earning his certificate in teaching Spanish as a Second Language (SSLT), he saw a unique opportunity to create the ultimate Spanish-language learning environment in Denver. His teaching methodology takes maximal advantage of world-class language-learning technologies and the best instructional practices.
In his native Argentina, he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (U.B.A University of Buenos Aires), and then worked in marketing and administration for 7 years. Since coming to Colorado in 2001, he has gained wide experience teaching Spanish to English-speakers of all ages and backgrounds. He has taught at schools both public and private, from elementary-, high school- up to university-level courses. Currently, he’s using his business background and experience with on-site corporate trainings to extend The Art of Spanish Institute methodology to corporate and institutional language-training programs.
When you meet Javier, you’ll see his lively passion for teaching and sharing his love of life. That spirit infuses the Art of Spanish Institute, creating a fun, friendly, and extremely powerful environment for learning. When he is not teaching, you’ll find him on the running paths around Washington Park and Cheesman Park, trail-running on the mountains, mountaing biking, photographing in the Rocky Mountains, backpacking or climbing his next 14er.
Create ultimate learning experiences for students of the Spanish language. Create fun, friendly but powerful environment to promote learner’s experience. Dedicated and student-focused teaching professional. Who’s committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive, and engaging learning environment for all students. Proficient at tailoring lessons plans to incorporate student’s diverse interest, and capture their attention and imagination. Talent for integrating thematic units, cooperative learning projects, and class discussion to generate independent thought, improve speaking, reading and writing skills. Hard working and trustworthy educator, who strives to collaborate with all members of the school community to meet the needs of students and promote the philosophy of the The Art of Spanish Institute.
Cristina Acevedo is from Zacatecas, México. She is a native Spanish speaker, professionally prepared with a Bachelor’s Degree in Junior High Education, specialized in Geography with vast experience as a teacher from elementary school, Middle school and Adult Education in Mexico.
She has a total six years of classroom experience, improving methods of study that she acquired during her career. She developed a unique and passionate way to make learning fun and engaging for students of all ages and backgrounds. Cristina always finds the best way to keep her students interested and working with motivation, for she is in the idea that Spanish as a romantic language gives the poet more words to play with, like toys to a kid.
In 2014 she had the privilege to come to Colorado where she worked for the local school district on a small town on the northeast corner of the state, where she gained knowledge and experience with the education system in the United States. Cristina also volunteered for various activities such as ESL teacher and worked closely with WIDA testing.
She likes to cook and enjoy the taste of the traditional Mexican food. She also loves to experiment with new flavors. Her hobbies are camping, hiking, swimming and outdoor activities.
She hopes to make the journey of learning Spanish fun and exciting for all the students that study at The Art of Spanish Institute!
From Zacatecas, México
Founder & Director, Spanish Teacher
Luis De La Torre
Head Teacher, Spanish Teacher & Kids Programs
Front Desk-Office Administration
Celina Lopez is a Denver native born and raised. She earned her BA in Communications from Metropolitan University of Denver with a minor in Spanish. During her studies she was a member of the MSU Spanish Club where she loved to practice speaking as well as watching movies in Spanish.
As a new part of the The Art Of Spanish Institute LLC front desk, Celina will be there to greet those who enter, and ready to answer any inquiries in person, via phone or email. She loves to meet all our students and help out however she can.
Celina’s hobbies are true to her Denver roots, included catching as many Rockies and Broncos games as she can, trying out the best foods Denver has to offer, as well as going to as many concerts as possible. She also loves spending time with her dogs, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.
From Denver, USA
Luis De La Torre Lopez
From Jalisco, México
Luis de la Torre is from Jalisco, México. He is a native Spanish speaker, with a Bachelor´s Degree in Political Science. He also volunteered for the betterment of his University Campus as a radio host, as well as worked outside of his University to aid graduate students in their research for their transdisciplinary projects.
He has experience teaching both middle school and high school students in Spanish, history and creative Spanish Literature. During his time as a student, he used his political knowledge and background to be involved with a non-profit organization that fought for the linguistic and health rights of the indigenous people in his hometown.
Immersing himself in his hometown and the indigenous culture around him, he opened a small online crafts store and has gone back to college to study computer science to better his online business. Luis has come to the United States to exercise new opportunities and teach his Native language.
During his free time he likes to ride his bike through the city to explore new locations to eat, as well as enjoys visiting the museum and has an overall love for the arts. Having health as his priority, he enjoys playing pickup soccer games and hiking on the weekends.
His goal as a Spanish teacher at The Art Of Spanish Institute LLC is to offer his students a unique learning experience, using his great command of Spanish and technical knowledge of his career and Spanish Grammar.
“Giving students the knowledge and ability to speak another language is not only beautiful but a major advantage in today´s society” says Luis. He is excited to start his new career here at The Art of Spanish Institute LLC and is looking forward to the journey that lies ahead.
Spanish Teacher & Kids Programs
Juan Carlos Garza
Juan Carlos Garza is a native Spanish speaker from the biggest state in Mexico, Chihuahua, “El Estado grande” He has lived half of his life in between Mexico City and Denver, Colorado.
He holds a B.S. in Communicatios from the Universidad Autonoma de Durango, Campus Chihuahua.
He discovered his passion for languages at a very young age when he was exposed to French natives, and it was then when he started his journey learning French and English, later on teaching himself Russian. Additionally he has experience teaching English and French for college students at his Alma Mater.
Juan Carlos recently moved to the Mile High City from Scottsdale, Arizona where he was able to improve his knowledge and teaching Spanish at The Biltmore Prep Academy in Phoenix, Az.
He finds a lot of fulfilment teaching languages to his students and watching them grow professionally and getting to love the Spanish language.
Juan Carlos is looking forward to sharing with all the students at The Art Of Spanish Institute his knowledge and experience, and contribute to the professional and personal development of others in a dynamic and entertaining way to learn.
Sharon Anne Luchene
Spanish Teacher & Kids Programs
Juan Carlos Garza
From Chihuahua, México
From Santiago, Chile
Daniela Lopez is from Santiago, Chile. She is a dynamic and result oriented CAE (Cambridge English advanced) certified ESL teacher with 6 years of experience teaching young learners.
She is committed to inculcating a passion for learning, creating multicultural awareness through her teaching to students of all ages.
In 2007 Daniela came to the US to work at Copper Mountain on a student exchange program in order to improve her English. After 4 months, she returned to Chile to finish her studies, which will later bring her back to California in 2013 for a period of 2 years. Here, she had the chance to work with a SES provider helping students achieve State Education Standards.
Back in Chile, she worked for SEK International School as a Head Spanish teacher for 1st and 2nd grade. She taught Spanish, Social Studies and reading to the most amazing kids.
Who would have known that, 10 years later she was going to be back in Colorado to work for Denver Public Schools! "When opportunities knock on your door, you sure should take them.
She now works in an Elementary school for DPS and is in the process of getting her teaching credential in Colorado.
She is very happy to join the Art of Spanish Institute team of professionals Teachers and share her knowledge and adventure with all the students at the Institute.
Sharon Anne Luchene was born in North Carolina and moved with her family to Puerto Rico when she was eight years old. Immersed in Caribbean schools and culture, she became fluent in Spanish, excelling in her high school language and history courses.
Acquiring a passion for education with training from her mother (a teacher) she involved herself in leading many learning experiences over the course of her life. These included volunteering to teach weekend Spanish classes of all ages ranging from preschool to adult. She home schooled her children as well as worked as a Teacher for Public School preschools, after school Spanish Programs, and in Drama and Theater Enrichment.
Her education reflects a strong interest in the sciences and in the arts. Her personal study has been on the value of creativity for empowering people in all learning situations. As her schedule opens up, she wants to continue more study in Health & Wellness.
Sharon Anne loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren playing to learn, as well as using her camera to document special events and beauty.
Sharon Anne Luchene
From North Carolina, USA