ABOUT US

 

Meet our team

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Da Vinci International was founded by educators with over 20 years of exposure in academic institutions from preschool to college. They have worked in public school as well as private school setting.

 

They are trained and experienced mediators formed by the Harvard Negotiation Project. They have also been trained by the Harvard Medical School in Mental Health and Education, Treatment of Depression, Treatment of Anxiety and in working with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Among other accomplishments, they have been presenters at the Oxford Round Table in Oxford, UK as well as at the OMEP (World Organization for Childhood Education) World Conference in Washington DC and in South Korea.

Eugenia de Arce:

Elementary School Director, Teacher & Therapist

 

  • Specialization in Education Diplomacy. Center for Education Diplomacy in Partnership with Diplo Foundation and Peace Centre for Executive Education affiliated to the United Nations (US)
  • Specialization in Autism at Harvard University (US)
  • Master Degree in Child Psychology (Spain)
  • Master Degree in Autism and Psychological and Educational Intervention (Spain)
  • Master Degree in Educational Coaching (Spain)
  • Specialization in Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, LD, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Specialization in Mental Health and Education at Harvard University (US)
  • Up-grade in Teaching Students with Autism in Eastern New Mexico University (US)
  • Specialization in Mediation from Aconcagua University (Argentina)
  • Specialization in Cross-Cultural Communication from SEIT Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 

Member of The American Psychological Association.

Member of The World Organization for Preschool Education Japan.

Member of The Oxford Round Table, at Oxford, UK.

More than twenty years of experience in counseling and education in intercultural settings for Elementary to High School Level, and College in Latin America and Asia.

Languages: Spanish, English and Japanese.

 

Daniel Arce: Teacher

 

  •  Associate’s Degree in Educational Coaching (Currently taking his Bachelor Degree with major in Education).
  •  Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL), University of Aukland.
  •  Teaching Students with ADHD, California State University.
  •  Complete Training in Singapore Math from Elementary to High School, Eastern New Mexico University.
  •  Personal Training in the “Da Vinci Educational System”.
  •  Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace of the United Nations, Costa Rica in Central America.

 

His studies include: Photography, Web Design, and Music production. Daniel is bilingual with fluency in English-Spanish. Having lived and traveled in many countries, he has developed an international and multicultural mindset that makes him a wonderful aid for the education of our students.

Languages: English, Spanish, and Japanese.

 

Asano Shimajiri: Teacher

 

  •  Certified Elementary School Teacher (Okinawa University)
  •  Personal Training in the “Da Vinci Teaching System”.
  •  Certificate in Global Education from the University for Peace of the United Nations, Costa Rica in Central America.

 

Her international mindset and her love for children, patience, and kindness makes Asano-sensei the best teacher for young students. Her classes tactfully combine English, Japanese and Math with fun and energetic activities.

Languages: English and Japanese.

 

Narumi Toyohira: Teacher

 

  •  Bachelor Degree in English from Okinawa International University with a specialization in Teaching Japanese as a foreign language.
  •  French Language Certification DELF B1 & DEFLE C1
  •  Exchange studies in France (Nortre Dame, Rennes) and Internship in Taiwan and Bordeaux (France).
  • Training in the Da Vinci Educational System.

 

Her professionalism and detailed work with children makes of her a wonderful teacher to set the foundations for academic development. She well knows how to combine academic excellence with kindness and love for her students.

Languages: English, French, and Japanese.

 

Debi Arce: Teacher

 

  •  Associate’s Degree in Interior Design through the New York Institute of Art and Design (Currently taking his Bachelor Degree with major in Psychology as well as an specialization in Educational Coaching).
  •  Personal Training in the “Da Vinci Educational System”.
  •  Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace of the United Nations, Costa Rica in Central America.

 

Her passion for art and her natural skills for teaching help her to bring to her daily work with children a renewed perspective in a unique approach to learning. Having overcome her struggles with Dyslexia, Debi is a wonderful resource to understand and help students with LDs.

Languages: English, Spanish, and Japanese.

 

Antoine Freulon: Teacher

 

  •  Bachelor Degree in English with a specialization in Teaching French as a Foreign Language.
  •  Master Degree in English Teaching from Okinawa International University.
  •  Japanese Language Proficiency test level 2 passed with a score of 980/990.
  •  First Aid and CPR Certification at the Croix Blanche Française.
  •  Fourth year of University Studies in Primary School Education.

 

Born in France and experienced in multicultural settings, Mr. Freulon brings a unique perspective to our team. His dedication and commitment with excellence, along with his many skills in education make him a wonderful teacher for pre-teen and teenagers.

Languages: English, French, Japanese, German and Korean.

 

Ezequiel Arce: Teacher

 

  •  Diploma in Teaching of English as a Second Language From American TESOL.
  •  Certificate in Teaching Students with Autism from Eastern New Mexico University NM.
  •  Certificates in Music and Guitar from Eastern New Mexico University NM.
  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Okinawan Arts & Languages.
  •  Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace of the United Nations, Costa Rica in Central America.
  •  Karate Black Belt Karate Coach.

 

Mr. Ezequiel’s passion and love for this land, along with his natural talents and acquired skills in the fields of music, sports and education, makes him a great asset for Da Vinci International School.

Languages: English, Spanish, and Japanese.

 

Adrian Arce: Secondary Education Director, Teacher & Therapist

 

  •  Doctoral Degree in Science with Major in Cultural Anthropology from Atlantic International University FL.
  •  Doctoral Degree in Psychology with Major in Clinical Neuropsychology from Atlantic International University FL.
  •  Postgraduate Studies in Counseling and Psychotherapy under the National Counseling Society in The UK.
  •  Postgraduate Studies in Assessment and Treatment of Depression at Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Program.
  •  Postgraduate Studies in Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety at Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Program.
  •  Postgraduate Studies in Mental Health and Education at Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Program.
  •  Specialization in Depression at Zur Institute in CA.
  •  Up-grade in Teaching Students with Autism in Eastern New Mexico University NM.
  •  Up-grade in Phonological Disorders under the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  •  Up-grade in Aspergers Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in children under the same institution.
  •  Certificate in Education Diplomacy Through the Center for Education Diplomacy in Partnership with Diplo Foundation and Peace Centre for Executive Education affiliated to the United Nations. Washington DC, USA.

 

Member of: The National Counseling Society UK, The American Psychological Association, The Society for the Teaching of Psychology and The Society of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Studies completed in Argentina, UK, Japan and the US.  Experienced in multi-disciplinary counseling and education for over 20 years in Latin America, Africa and Asia (former titular professor of Asian Cultures and Languages at the Congress University in Mendoza, Argentina).

Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.

 

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