Roberto grew up in Irun, Spain and attended University of Valencia, where he received a degree in Education and a second degree in Sports Science which he followed up to obtain a Phd in the development of balance from 6 to 12 years old. He holds a teaching license in Elementary Education K-6 and Physical Ed. He began working at ISLA in 2020 and spent the previous 9 years at another IB Spanish immersion school. He was a PLC facilitator for several years and a member of the school board. Currently, he is a 4th-grade teacher and a leader at ISLA focusing on mentoring new teachers and assessment practices. He speaks Spanish and French as his native languages and learned English while living abroad in the UK and later here in Minnesota. He loves all sports, holds a black belt in judo and works out regularly. He loves taking learning to another level by encouraging students to find more about any topic that comes up. He will use any opportunity to turn an activity into movement and get the students to burn some calories while learning lots. What he loves about ISLA is the great camaraderie, high trust in leadership and that we always strive to make things better, no matter how much change that entails. When Roberto is not at ISLA, he loves playing with his toddler, Alaia, reading informational books, working out and trying to build or fix anything that comes up.