Our Team

Our Teachers

Our teachers have a true passion for learning and teaching. They have years of experience in child development and curriculum instruction. They are knowledgeable on second language acquisition teaching methodologies, and have a vision for developing learning strategies in each student. Most importantly, our teachers recognize and value the importance of student autonomy, are exemplary educators and positive role models for our students.

In addition to the required educational background, teachers participate in continuing education and professional development each year. CPR and First Aid training, as well as a rigorous background check, are required by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Meet Our Team

Teresa Villarreal

Our Director

I was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. In the mid nineties, I moved to Austin, Texas, to complete my undergraduate studies in Business Administration. During my first year in this country, I was confronted with the challenge of completing my education while learning the English language. The leadership, dedication, and support that I found in my professors during this time, had a tremendous influence in my interest in the field of education.

From 1994 to 2006 I attained diverse business development experience in local and international ventures. Finally, I had the opportunity to go back to school and complete a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual and Bicultural Education at Texas State University. Since then, I have been successfully teaching Spanish as a second language to students of all ages. Managing my own Spanish program together with teaching in diverse settings has allowed me to acquire the best practices in education and create the environment that makes children, families, and teachers thrive. My passion for learning and teaching is not easily found, and this passion is reflected here at Northwest Spanish School.

When I am not at school, I spend most of my time with what it is most important to me, my family, my husband Roberto, and two children Sebastian and Sara Sofia. I am a board member at a nonprofit organization and enjoy being involved with my community here in Cedar Park. Living here allows me to enjoy another of my passions, outdoor sports!