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​Dr. Eugenia Arce & Dr. Adrian Arce, Directors

A Heart for Education

Trained and experienced mediators, formed by the Harvard Negotiation Project. They have also been trained through the Harvard Medical School in Mental Health and Education K12, Treatment of Depression, Treatment of Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Building of Resilience, ADD, ADHD, Educational Coaching, Coaching in General, and Lifestyle Medicine. They have also taken training at Oxford University in the area of Psychiatry and Philosophy.    

 

Among other accomplishments, they have been presenters at the Oxford Round Table in Oxford University, UK, and the OMEP (World Organization for Childhood Education) World Conference in Washington DC and in South Korea; and they received the “Emerging Leader Award 2017” from the Association for Childhood Education International in Washington DC. 

 

Currently, members of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Coaching International UK, the Institute of Coaching Harvard University, and the World Organization for Preschool Education (OMEP) Japan.

Meet Our Team

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Creator of the Da Vinci Educational System

  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology with Major in Child Psychology and Education from Atlantic International University / US

  • Master's Degree in Child Psychology. Institute of Applied Studies / SPAIN

  • Master's Degree in Educational Coaching. Institute of Applied Studies / SPAIN

  • Master's Degree in Autism. Institute of Applied Studies / SPAIN

  • Specialization in Education Diplomacy. Center for Education Diplomacy in Partnership with Diplo Foundation and Peace Centre for Executive Education affiliated to the United Nations. Washington DC / US

  • Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Harvard Medical School / Cambridge Health Alliance, Department of Continuing Education / US

  • Specialization in Mental Health and Education K12. Harvard Medical School / McLean Hospital, Department of Continuing Education / US

  • Postgraduate Studies in Resilience, Principles and Practice for Clinicians from Harvard Medical School through Continuing Education Program / ITALY

  • Postgraduate studies in Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare. Harvard Medical School / McLean Hospital, Department of Continuing Education / US

  • Specialization in Coaching. Association for Coaching / UK

  • Specialization in Ground-Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders evaluation. Harvard University.

  • Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine. Harvard University / US

  • Residency and Presentation of paper at Oxford Round Table New Proposal for Education. Oxford Round Table, Brasenose College, Oxford / UK

  • Specialization in Teaching Students with Autism. Eastern New Mexico University / USA.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. Centro de Psicología y Logopedia / SPAIN

  • Post-graduate degree in Mediation and Communication for Conflict Resolution. Specialization in School Mediation and Conflict Resolution in the Classroom. Aconcagua University. Mendoza / ARGENTINA

  • Recipient of the “Emerging Leader Award 2017” from the Association for Childhood Education International in Washington DC / US

  • Selected for Diplomatic Role in Education by the Center for Education Diplomacy, Washington DC / US

 

Member of The American Psychological Association. 

Member of The World Organization for Preschool Education Japan.

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

Member of the Institute of Coaching McLean Affiliated to Harvard Medical School.

Member of the Association for Coaching International, UK.

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

Languages: Spanish, English and Japanese.

Eugenia Arce

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Teacher

 

  • Master Degree in Music, Atlantic International University. (In progress)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Okinawan Arts & Languages.

  • Diploma in Teaching of English as a Second Language From American TESOL. 

  • Certificate in Teaching Students with Autism from Eastern New Mexico University NM. 

  • Specialization in Ground-Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders evaluation. Harvard University.

  • Specialization in Coaching. Association for Coaching / UK

  • Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine. Harvard University / US

  • Certificates in Music and Guitar from Eastern New Mexico University NM. 

  • Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace of the United Nations, Costa Rica in Central America.

  • Karate Black Belt Karate Coach.

  • Music Production. Berklee Music College

  • Instruments: Guitar, Base Guitar, Drums, Piano.

 

Mr. Ezequiel’s passion and love for Okinawa, along with his natural talents and acquired skills in the fields of Eisa, Sanshin, Wadaiko, Sports and Education, makes him a great asset for Da Vinci International School.

Languages: English, Spanish, and Japanese.

Ezequiel arce

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Teacher

  • Associate's Degree in Child Care and Education.

  • TESOL for young learners, Preschool to High School, The American Tesol Institute.

  • Early Childhood, Eastern New Mexico University NM.

  • Personal Training in the “Da Vinci Educational System”.

  • Specialization in Ground-Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders evaluation. Harvard University.

  • Specialization in Coaching. Association for Coaching / UK

  • Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine. Harvard University / US

 

Michele’s tender spirit and her love for children, as well as her excellent work ethic and commitment, make of Michele a wonderful teacher for Preschool and Kindergarten.

Languages: Japanese and English.

Michele Yecla

 Teacher's Aid

 

  • Master's Degree in Education (in progress).

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education with a Major in English from Gordon College, Olongapo City in the Philippines.

  • Diploma of Teaching of English as a Second Language from the World Tesol Academy.

  • Personal Training in the “Da Vinci Educational System” ( In Progress)

 

Miss Sarah combines a sweet spirit with a highly effective and assertive set of skills to make her classes enjoyable and at the same time productive.  Her training includes: Understanding Behaviorally Challenged 21st Century Learners; Building English Power through Language Arts; First Aids CPF/AED, and Becoming a High-Performance Teacher.

Languages: English and Tagalog.

Sarah Samantha Vargas

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Teacher

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in English with a Concentration in Creative writing and a Minor in Religious Studies, University of South Florida.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Japanese Language and Culture and a Minor in Asian Studies, Florida State University.

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), American TESOL Institute.

  • Specialization in Ground-Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders evaluation. Harvard University.

  • Exchange student at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies for one year while studying Japanese.

  • Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD Certification, Harvard Medical School.

 

Born in the United States, Ms. Taylor has grown up with a deep love of the Japanese language and culture. Since first watching her father practice martial arts when she was a little girl, she has been lucky enough to have lived in Kyoto, and now in Okinawa. With her experience in writing, music, and other creative pursuits, Ms. Taylor is eager to share her knowledge with her students to help ready them for the future.

Languages: English and Japanese

Taylor Matsumoto

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Director, Teacher, and Therapist

  • Doctoral Degree in Science with Major in Cultural Anthropology from Atlantic International University / US 

  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology with Major in Clinical Neuropsychology from Atlantic International University / US

  • Residency and Presentation of paper at Oxford Round Table New Proposal for Education. Oxford Round Table, Brasenose College, Oxford / UK

  • Specialization in Coaching. Association for Coaching / UK

  • Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Harvard Medical School / Cambridge Health Alliance, Department of Continuing Education / US

  • Specialization in Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety at Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Program / US

  • Specialization in Resilience, Principles and Practice for Clinicians from Harvard Medical School through Continuing Education Program, Orvieto  / ITALY

  • Specialization in Mental Health & Education, Jr. High to College Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Program / US

  • Specialization in Ground-Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders evaluation. Harvard University.

  • Up-grade in Philosophy and Psychiatry in St. Hilda’s College,  Oxford University Oxford / UK

  • Specialization in Counseling and Psychotherapy under the National Counseling Society / UK

  • Up-grade in Teaching Students with Autism in Eastern New Mexico University NM / US

  • Up-grade in Phonological Disorders under the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association / US

  • Up-grade in Aspergers Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in children in Eastern New Mexico University NM / US

  • Specialization 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 / US

 

Member of The American Psychological Association. 

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

Member of the Association for Coaching International, UK. 

Member of 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.

Adrian Arce

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Teacher

 

  • Master's Degree in Educational Coaching. Institute of Applied Studies / SPAIN

  • Specialization in Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare. Harvard Medical School / McLean Hospital, Department of Continuing Education / US

  • Specialization in Ground-Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders evaluation. Harvard University.

  • Specialization in Coaching. Association for Coaching / UK

  • Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine. Harvard University / US

  • Specialization in Philosophy and Psychiatry in St. Hilda’s College,  Oxford University Oxford / UK

  • Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace of the United Nations, Costa Rica in Central America / COSTA RICA

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with Minor in Education / JAPAN

  • Associate’s Degree in Interior Design through the New York Institute of Art and Design / US

  • Personal Training in the “Da Vinci Educational System.”

 

Her passion for art and natural skills on coaching bring to her class a fresh and unique approach to learning.

Languages: English, Spanish, and Japanese.

Debi Arce

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Teacher

  • Master's Degree in Translation (in progress). 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with Minor in Psychology.

  • Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL), University of Auckland.

  • Teaching Students with ADHD, California State University.

  • Specialization in Ground-Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders evaluation. Harvard University.

  • Specialization in Coaching. Association for Coaching / UK

  • Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine. Harvard University / US

  • 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, and Web Design. 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 (basic).

Daniel Arce

In process...

Gina Alan

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Teacher's Aid

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (in progress).

  • Associate's Degree in child care through Career Online and Smart Horizons / US

  • Personal Training in the “Da Vinci Educational System” 

 

Prisha graduated from High School and completed her Associate's Degree through an advance program, getting a special training as a Preschool teacher. She has remarkable skills and a very consistent training to work with young children. Her love for them as well as her admirable work ethics make her a wonderful addition to the Da Vinci team.

Languages: English, Hindi, and Japanese.

Prisha Hingorani

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Teacher

 

  • Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instructions, Florida State University.

  • Bachelor's Degree in South Asian Studies, Osaka University.

  • Completion of Florida State Teacher Education

  • Certificate in ACTFL OPI and Writing Test in Japanese: Superior

  • Certificate in Business for International Professionals, University of Washington

 

Mr. Kotaro has taught Japanese, EFL, and Math to learners ranging from adolescents in middle school to University students. With his experience in business, from international trading to microbiological industries, and his English fluency, Mr. Matsumoto applies academics to real-life experience. 

Languages: English and Japanese.

Kotaro Matsumoto