Who We Are
In 2014, the non profit, humanitarian, eco-educational project of The Sierra School, A.C. was founded by teachers, Molly Lou Freeman, Fabrice Serrière and Nataly Muñoz Talavera. In January 2018, the founders empowered a local team of engaged, Sierra School teacher / parents to take the project forward and continue to offer quality educational alternatives to secondary school-age students in Todos Santos. The Mexican non-profit is now managed by Arturo Mendoza, President, Gerardo Rendon, Vice President, Lourdes Gallardo, Treasurer, and Zephyr Calisto Flores, Secretary.
IB Model Math and Sciences Teacher
Jesus Fidel Castro Villalobos of Todos Santos, a SEP certified teacher currently teaches IB model math in at the 7th - 9th grade levels as well as 8th grade Physics and 9th grade Chemistry. Fidel speaks Spanish and is eager to learn English.
Intensive English - IB English Language Teacher
Zephyr Flores has lived in Todos Santos for 16 years. A bilingual, SEP approved and ESL certified teacher, she is responsible for our intensive English language course; she is also assistant for our Great Books and Innovation course. Zephyr additionally provides Academic Support in English language and literature. A professional grower and gardener, Zephyr leads our organic school garden project.
Art / PE Teacher
Gerardo Rendon is a well-known, professional Mexican graphic artist and engraver with many awards. He is also passionate about regional flag football for which has been a long term youth coach. He teaches visual arts in Spanish as well as team sport - flag football as part of our Physical Education and Well-being program.
Our website is currently being updated. Expect more news about our growing teacher team!
Local Principal - Directora Administrativa / Escolares SEP
Margarita Amador Robles, of Todos Santos, is a SEP certified teacher and principal from Mexican public schools, as well as a SEP coordinator from the La Paz SEP Regional Offices and SEP Federal. Our Mexican cultural bridge-builder, Margarita manages onsite operations and serves as local principal. Her operational responsibilities are significant to all aspects and decisions regarding the effective functioning of the school. She is our also SEP / COBASH accreditation and national compliance coordinator. Margarita teaches Spanish Literature - IB Language A as well as sport. Margarita speaks Spanish and is eager to learn English.
Sustainability CAS Coordinator - Anglophone Biology Teacher
Tom Ekman J.D., M. Ed., A SEP approved teacher, instructs Biology and Sustainability as well as leads our Community Action Service Program. Tom fell in love with Ecology during a Geologic field study in BCS when he was a student at Williams College. Tom cultivates in our students environmental awareness, activism, and outdoor leadership. Tom speaks Spanish and is a published science writer.
Bilingual Spanish Language, History and Literature Teacher
Dora Amador Burgoin of La Paz BCS is a SEP certified teacher and English Instructor from UABCS. Spanish-English bilingual, Dora teaches Spanish literature, History and an offers Academic Support at The Sierra School.