Karen Aliaga

Favorite Quote:

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,The Little Prince


  • Name: Karen Stambuk de Aliaga
  • MS/HS French
  • Years in Education: 18 years

department: World languages and culture


  • Degrees:

Diplôme d´études françaises 1er and 2ème degré Université de Nancy II

DAEFLE: Diplôme d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement du Français Langue Etrangère (CNED Institut de

Poitiers, Paris – France)

Communication Science, Universidad Católica Boliviana

Education Science, Universidad San Francisco de Asis

French Baccalauréat (Philosophy/Languages)

  • Certifications:

Google Educator Certification (Level 1)

Learning to Teach Online, Coursera - UNSW Sydney

Teach-NOW: Teacher preparation and certificate program

Pre-AP Strategies: AP Vertical Teams in History & Social Science (Advanced placement Conference)

Advanced Placement Spanish Literature RICE University Summer Institute

Standard Based Curriculum Development Workshop with Jane Pollock (La Paz-Bolivia)

Lessons design/Instructional Strategies Workshop with Jane Pollock (La Paz-Bolivia)

Six Traits Plus One Writers Workshop

Unit Planning/Record Keeping Workshop

  • Professional Experience:

ACS Calvert MS/HS French, SSL and Spanish teacher

Lycée Franco Bolivien “Alcide D’Orbigny” Elementary French and Spanish teacher

Alliance Française à La Paz Intermediate level teacher


My hobbies are handcrafting, watching movies and spend time with my family. I enjoy to travel,

visit different places and learn about different cultures.

I love to teach and spend time with teenagers, It’s amazing to learn from their experiences.

I enjoy helping and guiding students, seeing how they grow and accomplish their goals.

I feel excited to wake up every morning and face my day knowing that it will be completely different

from the day before.

Recently one of my students graduated, she came to visit me before leaving for college and gave me

a gift with this inscription: “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart”,

I feel blessed to have this job and be able to help, somehow, young men and women to build

their future.