Ruth Murdoch Elementary School

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Carolina Olivares - Spanish Teacher, ELL, Extend-Ed
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E-mail: olivaresc@andrews.edu
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Birthday: August 2
Birth Place: Chile


Childhood memory of school:
Her name was Ana Maria Venegoni , I remember her as an exceptional first grade teacher back in Chile. I was terrified, shy and mute… going back from RMES to a new school environment.
So when I met her I was impressed with her love, her patience and her teaching talent. She was devoted to each of my classmates equally, no favorites, but at the same time she made me feel so special and capable.  She went out of her way all throughout the year encouraging me to speak up in class. She sensed I was shy so in measured steps, great skills and in a gentle way pushed me to face what I found hardest to do.. Believe in myself. I will never forget her. 
It was  a beautiful and incredible  surprise  to find her after 30 years here in Berrien Springs Elementary school,  and also I had the privilege to work with her a couple of years. “Dios es Bueno”. (God is good).


What I enjoy about working at RMES:  I am so thankful for the opportunity to be at RMES.  It is a joy to be a part of a community where faith is integrated into everything we do.  I think this and spending time with kids whom bring so much enthusiasm into my classroom and life, are far my favorite things about RMES.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I love to exercise and run with my family, Legos and puzzles are so fun to do, gardening in summertime and cooking all year round.

Education: River Plate Adventist University, Argentina: BA. Philosophy, Psychology and Educational Sciences.