Lisa Yepes is a Wisconsin native who first discovered her love of learning and speaking Spanish in high school. After receiving her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she decided to work at an American School in Barranquilla, Colombia. After two years there, Lisa was hired as the first teacher in the immersion program in Northfield, MN. Since that first job, she has taught at Adams Spanish Immersion School in St. Paul and Park Spanish Immersion (PSI) in St. Louis Park. Lisa received her Master’s Degree in Library Media Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Working with students at many grade levels and staff from a variety of Spanish speaking countries is something that helps Lisa to grow professionally and personally. She has taught Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 as a classroom teacher and Grades Pre-K through 6 as a Media Specialist, General Music teacher and as a Spanish Specialist. Enjoying all the cultural experiences the Spanish-speaking world has to offer is the way Lisa likes to spend her free time. She loves Minnesota summers, learning about and spending time in nature. She also enjoys traveling with her children who are both immersion school graduates.