Children become like the things they love.
— Dr. Maria Montessori

 Elvia Shepard

black bear lower elementary assistant

Originally born in Colombia, South America, Ms. Elvia moved to the United States 11 years ago. In Colombi, she attended Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has more than 15 years of experience working with children. Elvia worked in family counseling in Columbia and has experience managing social projects to prevent drug use in schools. She holds a graduate degree in International Cooperation from the University of Pavia - Italia and San Buenaventura.

Ms. Elvia is fluent in English and Spanish and worked as a Spanish teacher in Elementary Schools in the Arizona Valley. She is married and likes to workout, take zumba classes, and hike. She is very excited to join our Creo community.