My name is Carolina Machado de Salas-‐Romer, I was born in Venezuela; a country that is known to be rich and diverse in cultures. Maybe why my parents always encourage us to learn different languages! I learned English as a second language during my school years, and included French during high school. After high school I had the opportunity to live in Switzerland for a year. There, I learned beginners’ German, business and photography and went back to start college.
My dream has always been to teach. I began studying Industrial engineering in Caracas. In 2001 I got married, Venezuela was then in a political turmoil which prompted us to move to the US to begin a new life. I later finished my career in Boston, MA, graduating Suma Cum Laude in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University. I wanted to pursue a postgraduate degree in education to be able to teach math and chemistry. Yet I realized during my college years, that I love the natural ability children have to absorb and learn at an incredible pace. I interned at an early childhood center every summer and found my calling.
I started working at Aux 3 Pommes on January 2005 as an assistant Spanish teacher. A while after I took charge of my own classes and in 2010 I became the head of curriculum. Now after 10 years I feel Aux 3 Pommes is my home away from home. I am still inspired by the imagination and the capacity children have to add knowledge and explore ideas. As a school, we strive to make language learning a fun discovery of a different culture. Our target is not simply to memorize vocabulary, grammar, or conjugations; but more than that, to communicate, comprehend and get immersed in a culture foreign to yours. The staff at Aux3 Pommes is a rich multicultural mini-world. We are lucky to have teachers from all walks of life. We all come here to get trained and teach our students more than a language, a view of life. In this ever-‐shrinking world, we want to offer expanding horizons of language and culture.