Dear ANS Families:

Welcome to a new school year at the ANS Primary School. I offer special welcome to families new to our ANS community. We invite you to take advantage of all the benefits and resources our school has to offer. We are a leading school in Nicaragua forming future leaders here and abroad.

This is a year of coming together at ANS. The former Early Learning Center and the Elementary School have been united under a new name: the ANS Primary School. The Primary School consists of grades PreK3, PreK4, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 through Grade 5. The Preschool (PreK3 and PreK4) is a subdivision of the Primary School. A separate email will go out to preschool parents soon.

I am excited to serve as Primary School Principal and build a unified program that meets the needs of all our younger students. I am supported by two able assistant principals, Ms. Josefina Ramirez, who will focus on the preschool grades, and Mrs. Ruth Albuquerque, who will focus on the upper grades. We will work as a team, and all three of us will have school-wide responsibilities and projects. We will also work this year to further coordinate our program with the ANS Secondary School program.

You will discover many changes when you arrive at ANS this year. The most obvious changes are ongoing improvements to the Primary School buildings and grounds. You will also see new faces of several new teachers from Nicaragua, the United States, Canada, and England. There are new televisions in most classroom with Apple TV. Other changes, such as improvements to the social curriculum; a focus on offering students choice; new strategies for teaching science; new preschool curricula; new assessment strategies; and new recess-lunch schedules will be less obvious at first.

Families are children’s first teachers and remain critical partners throughout a child’s schooling. We are excited to partner with all our families and with our extraordinary PTO.

Please look for our weekly electronic newsletter for more news about our school and program.

Sincerely,

Douglas Kilmister

“Mr. Douglas”

MEET OUR TEAM

PRINCIPALS

Fina Ramírez

Assistant Principal

Ruth Albuquerque

Assistant Principal

PRIMARY SCHOOL OFFICE

Jennifer García

Johanna Pérez

María Gabriela Morice

Fields Hernández

Office Manager

Secretary

Secretary

Secretary

José Brenes

Doris Bermúdez

Reyna Segovia

Kenia Guillian

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

PK3 TEAM

PK3A Teacher

PK3B Teacher

PK3C Teacher

Betzaida Oviedo

Ma. Alejandra Paisano

Cecilia Sánchez

PK3A Teacher Assistant

PK3B Teacher Assistant

PK3C Teacher Assistant

PK4 TEAM

PK4A Teacher

PK4B Teacher

PK4C Teacher

PK4D Teacher

Karla Rodríguez

Joy Castro

Dámaris Valdivia

Silvia Montiel

PK4A Teacher Assistant

PK4B Teacher Assistant

PK4C Teacher Assistant

PK4D Teacher Assistant

K5 TEAM

K5A Teacher

K5B Teacher

K5C Teacher

K5D Teacher

Vivien Obando

Carolina Guzman

Mildred Paisano

Karla Carcache

K5A Teacher Assistant

K5B Teacher Assistant

K5C Teacher Assistant

K5D Teacher Assistant

1ST GRADE TEAM

1A Teacher

1B Teacher

1C Teacher

1D Teacher

Darling Membreño

Soraya Obregon

Marcela Baca

Maury Fernández

1A Teacher Assistant

1B Teacher Assistant

1C Teacher Assistant

1D Teacher Assistant

2ND GRADE TEAM

2A Teacher

2B Teacher

2C Teacher

2D Teacher

Meyling Acuña

Isamar Suárez

Dayana García

Déborah Amador

2A Teacher Assistant

2B Teacher Assistant

2C Teacher Assistant

2D Teacher Assistant

3RD GRADE TEAM

3A Teacher

3B Teacher

3C Teacher

3D Teacher

4TH GRADE TEAM

4A Teacher

4B Teacher

4C Teacher

4D Teacher

5TH GRADE TEAM

5A Teacher

5B Teacher

5C Teacher

5D Teacher

SPECIALS

Music Teacher

Music & Movement

K5 Art Teacher

1-5 Art Teacher

Technology Teacher

Teacher Assistant

Teacher Assistant

Spanish Teacher

Spanish Teacher

Spanish Teacher

Spanish Teacher

Spanish Teacher

Nicaraguan Social Studies Teacher

SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM

Counselor

Counselor

Counselor

Learning Support

Learning Support

Learning Support

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Substituting: Vivian Espinoza

Substitute

Substitute

Substitute

Substitute

Substitute

American Nicaraguan School