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Edu1st.Consulting - Ana Maria Fernandez

Ana Maria Fernandez

CEO & President - Education First inc.

Ana Maria Fernandez, has a BS in Early childhood Education and a M.Ed.  on International and Overseas School Administration. She has worked in education for 18 years; founded CGB, The British School, int’l school in Colombia, following the British National Curriculum with the IB Diploma

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Edu1st - Gilberto Pinzon
 

Gilberto Pinzon

Vice president - Education First Inc.

Gilberto successfully set up and operated his own Education Service business in USA. He has led the organization to a 25% growth per year which positioned Education First Inc. as the 43rd fastest growing educational organization in the United Estates during the decade 2000-2010.

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Edu1st - Santiago Carrillo

Santiago Carrillo

General Manager - Education First inc.

As General Manager, Mr. Carrillo drives the company’s growth strategy and oversees day to day operations including but not limited to finance, marketing, IT and human resources. 

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Edu1st - Camila Grau

Camila Grau

Assistant Manager- Education First inc.

She has a BBA in Management and International Business from Florida International University.   Camila has been part of the Edu1st team since 2009 and she is responsible for vendor relations, finances and accounting for all the Edu1st schools.    She centralizes administrative operations to control costs and create economies of scale. 

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Edu1st - Consuelo Mora

Consuelo Mora

Marketing and PR - Education First inc.

Consuelo Mora is the Director of Marketing and PR at Education First Inc and its schools. In her role she has spearheaded events and campaigns to promote our company's vision of creating unique value for our customers, and the future generation.

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Edu1st - Katy Leor

Katherine Leor

Digital Marketing - Education First inc.

She is in charge of the Digital Marketing department. She has a Bachelor degree in Marketing from "Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores De Monterrey" (ITESM).

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Director of Marketing and PR - Education First inc.

Consuelo Mora is the Director of Marketing and PR at Education First Inc and its schools. In her role she has spearheaded events and campaigns to promote our company's vision of creating unique value for our customers, and the future generation. She currently is leading the evolution of the expansion and capabilities for deployment of our company and all over the world through communications from offline channels such as direct mail to digital channels. She also does our Graphic design. Mrs. Mora has a BA in Industrial Design and an MBA in Business Manager from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Sao Paulo Brazil.

For over 17 years, she has held numerous positions in design and implementation of marketing strategies, creating and positioning of brands and business development. In which she has demonstrated and is known for maintaining a consistent focus on innovation.

  

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titi_1

Marketing Manager - Education First inc.

She has the objective to create strategies for the development of the company. She is in charge of the Digital Marketing department, communications and branding of Edu1st. She has a Bachelor degree in Marketing from "Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores De Monterrey" (ITESM) and a Master Degree of ¨Dirección de Comunicación Corporativa¨ from EAE Business School at Madrid, Spain.

She has a Certificate in Digital Marketing and Loyalty Marketing by Quaxar and ITESM USA. She also works on the development and maintenance of the Internet sites of the company. 

Areas of expertise:

  • SEO
  • SEM
  • Social Media
  • Email Marketing
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Adwords
  • Facebook Ads
  • Bing Ads
  • Joomla
  • Dudamobile

 

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Edu1st.Consulting CEO & President - Education First inc.

She is the founder and curricular coordinator for Education First Inc. USA.

Ana Maria is licensed in Preschool Education, San Buenaventura University. Bogota, Colombia.

She has a Master’s Degree in International Educational Management from the College of New Jersey, USA; an international program.

She is a Certified Trainer in Parallel Thinking by The DeBono Group USA. She also is a Certified Trainer in Thinking Maps by TM Inc. USA.

Ana Maria is an International Consultant specialized in Cultures of Thinking; Knowledge from Infancy and up; and also in Thinking as a Pedagogical Tool.

She has worked in the education field for more than 20 years and has founded two international schools in Bogota, Colombia and five schools in South Florida, United States.

Ana Maria has dedicated her work to the improvement of education through the implementation of the Visible Thinking approach from Harvard University, the Theory of Constraints TOC, the Strategies of Lateral and Parallel Thinking from DeBono, philosophy for children, and the processes of differentiation and inclusion, besides many others.

Ana Maria is the author of the VESS Educational Methodology (Vida Equilibrada con Sentido y Sabiduria in Spanish or a Balanced Life with Meaning and Wisdom in English) which utilizes thinking as a pedagogical tool from infancy and up to form citizens who are ethical and have habits of mind and dispositions that respond to the needs of the 21st Century. This model has inspired hundreds of teachers and educational centers in the United States and Latin America where the program has been implemented.

As an international speaker and lecturer, she has presented her work at several conferences across the world. Some of those conferences are: International Conference on Thinking ICOT, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2009, in Belfast, Ireland in 2011, in Wellington, New Zealand in 2013. She has also participated in the Latin America Heads Conference LAHC in Bogota, Colombia in 2009, Bogota 2010, Lima 2011, and Santiago 2012. Lastly she participated at the Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ASCD in USA 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Ana Maria leads diverse and ongoing research in her schools in South Florida, USA.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Skills for the 21st Century
  • Cultures of Learning and Thinking
  • Brain, Mind and Education
  • Visible Thinking
  • Inclusion and Differentiation
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Theory of Constraints TOC
  • Curriculum Design
  • Philosophy for Children
  • Education and Development from Infancy and up.

 

 

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General Manager - Education First inc.

As General Manager, Mr. Carrillo drives the company’s growth strategy and oversees day to day operations including but not limited to finance, marketing, IT and human resources.

Mr. Carrillo has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and more than 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, finance and technology in small and large international organizations.

 

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Edu1st.Consulting

Human Resources Manager - Education First inc.

She is in charge of the Edu1st Human Resources

 

 

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