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Hello, my name is Mariela Leon. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela where Spanish is our native language. I am the third of four children and was married to my childhood sweetheart at the age of 21. We have been married now for 34 years and have two amazing daughters.
In Venezuela I graduated from college with a Bachelors degree in Education and worked there for 10 years. In 1997 we relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado and after two years we moved to Phoenix, Arizona due to my husband’s job.
While in Arizona, I attended Arizona State University to obtain my teaching certifications and have worked in both Creighton and Paradise Valley School Districts.
During my free time I have had the privilege to travel to different continents. I believe that by learning the cultures and languages from different countries, I am able to teach and provide my students with a hands-on, real-life, global view of life outside of school. I enjoy spending time with my family and have been blessed with the addition of two son-in-laws and two beautiful grandchildren that have stolen my heart with all of their charm.