Josefa Ruiz Mercader
Also: Spanish Dicipline Lead
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Murcia; B.S. Business Administration, University of Murcia
Josefa has been involved in education since she began tutoring at the age of fourteen. After receiving her B.S. from the University of Murcia in Spain, she taught Business Administration there for fifteen years. Josefa decided to combine her passion for teaching with her love of the Spanish language soon after her first child was born. She even started a cooperative preschool where the objective was for students to be bilingual in Spanish and English. Josefa was drawn to Eastside Prep in 2014 because the Spanish language is taken beyond the classroom. She conducts her classes almost exclusively in Spanish with a focus on oral proficiency. Josefa also likes to incorporate American Sign Language and storytelling into her classes. When not teaching, Josefa enjoys biking and rollerblading with her husband and two children.