Javier Morganti 🇦🇷
Javier A. Morganti
From Buenos Aires, Argentina
Founder & Director
Certified Spanish Professor of ELE
Luis De La Torre Lopez
From Jalisco, México
Luis de la Torre is from Jalisco, México. He is a native Spanish speaker, with a Bachelor´s Degree in Political Science. He also volunteered for the betterment of his University Campus as a radio host, as well as worked outside of his University to aid graduate students in their research for their transdisciplinary projects.
He has experience teaching both middle school and high school students in Spanish, history and creative Spanish Literature. During his time as a student, he used his political knowledge and background to be involved with a non-profit organization that fought for the linguistic and health rights of the indigenous people in his hometown.
Immersing himself in his hometown and the indigenous culture around him, he opened a small online crafts store and has gone back to college to study computer science to better his online business. Luis has come to the United States to exercise new opportunities and teach his Native language. After earning his certificate in Professor of ELE (Teaching Spanish as Foreign Language) from Cervantes Institute, Spain, he saw a unique opportunity to start teaching Spanish at The Art of Spanish institute LLC.
During his free time he likes to ride his bike through the city to explore new locations to eat, as well as enjoys visiting the museum and has an overall love for the arts. Having health as his priority, he enjoys playing pickup soccer games and hiking on the weekends.
His goal as a Head Teacher and Spanish Teacher at The Art Of Spanish Institute LLC is to offer to every student a unique learning experience, using his great command of Spanish and technical knowledge of his career and Spanish Grammar.
“Giving students the knowledge and ability to speak another language is not only beautiful but a major advantage in today´s society” says Luis. He is excited to start his new career here at The Art of Spanish Institute LLC and is looking forward to the journey that lies ahead.
Javier A. Morganti is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. His passion for teaching Spanish led him to establish The Art of Spanish Institute LLC in 2004. He has a total of 17 years of experience in Denver teaching Spanish to both adults and kids. After teaching in several language schools in Denver, Colorado and earning his certificate in Professor of ELE (Teaching Spanish as Foreign Language) from Cervantes Institute, Spain, he saw a unique opportunity to create the ultimate Spanish-language learning environment in Denver. His teaching methodology takes maximal advantage of world-class language-learning technologies and the best instructional practices.
In his native Argentina, he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (U.B.A University of Buenos Aires), and then worked in marketing and administration for 7 years. Since coming to Colorado in 2001, he has gained wide experience teaching Spanish to English-speakers of all ages and backgrounds. He has taught at schools both public and private, from elementary, high school- up to university-level courses. Currently, he’s using his business background and experience with on-site corporate trainings to extend The Art of Spanish Institute methodology to corporate and institutional language-training programs.
When you meet Javier, you’ll see his lively passion for teaching and sharing his love of life. That spirit infuses the Art of Spanish Institute, creating a fun, friendly, and extremely powerful environment for learning. When he is not teaching or administrating the school, you’ll find him on the running paths around Washington Park and Cheesman Park, trail-running on the mountains, mountain or road biking, photographing in the Rocky Mountains, backpacking or climbing his next 14er.
Create ultimate learning experiences for students of the Spanish language. Create fun, friendly but powerful environment to promote learner’s experience. Dedicated and student-focused teaching professional. Who’s committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive, and engaging learning environment for all students. Proficient at tailoring lessons plans to incorporate student’s diverse interest, and capture their attention and imagination. Talent for integrating thematic units, cooperative learning projects, and class discussion to generate independent thought, improve speaking, reading and writing skills. Hard working and trustworthy educator, who strives to collaborate with all members of the school community to meet the needs of students and promote the philosophy of the The Art of Spanish Institute.
Certified Spanish Professor of ELE
Luis A. Torre 🇲🇽
Juan Carlos Garza-Uranga is a native Spanish speaker from the biggest state in Mexico, Chihuahua, “El Estado grande” He has lived half of his life in between Mexico City and Denver, Colorado.
He holds a B.S. in Communications from the Universidad Autonoma de Durango, Campus Chihuahua and he just finished his certification as a Professor of ELE (Teaching Spanish as Foreign Language) from Cervantes Institute, Spain).
He discovered his passion for languages at a very young age when he was exposed to French natives, and it was then when he started his journey learning French and English, later on teaching himself Russian.
Additionally he has experience teaching English and French for college students at his Alma Mater.
Juan Carlos moved to the Mile High City from Scottsdale, Arizona where he was able to improve his knowledge and teaching Spanish skills at The Biltmore Prep Academy in Phoenix, Az.
He finds a lot of fulfilment teaching Spanish to his students and watching them grow professionally and getting to love the Spanish language.
Juan Carlos is looking forward to share his knowledge and experience, and contribute to the professional and personal development of others in a dynamic and entertaining way to learn here at The Art of Spanish Institute LLC.
Juan Carlos Garza
From Chihuahua, Mexico
Certified Spanish Professor of ELE
Juan C. Garza 🇲🇽
Certified Spanish Professor of ELE
Cecilia Torre 🇲🇽
Cecilia de la Torre, a México native, recently received her degree in Interior Design. Her love of history and art led her to document her life experiences on a website that portrays the history of her people in photographs and supporting narratives.
Spanish language and culture and the arts were always her favorite subjects. During her academic development she participated in spelling and writing competitions. She was also a member of a youth symphony that toured in Mexico, and she performed in smaller recitals. Cecilia just finished her certification as a Professor of ELE (Teaching Spanish as Foreing Language) from Cervantes Institute, Spain).
She has one year of classroom experience, improving methods of study that she acquired during her career. She developed a unique and passionate way to make learning fun and engaging for students of all ages and backgrounds. Cecilia always finds the best way to keep her students interested and working with motivation, for she is in the idea that Spanish as a romantic language gives the poet more words to play with, like toys to a kid!
In her free time, she enjoys nature and being with animals, especially horses.
She is excited about sharing her knowledge and experience of Spanish language, culture, and literature with her students at The Art of Spanish Institute.
Ceciclia de la Torre
From Jalisco, México
Sailine Figueroa 🇵🇷
Sailine Figueroa is from Arecibo, Puerto Rico and a native Spanish speaker. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico – San Juan. While in college, Sailine had the opportunity to mentor and tutor international students majoring in the Spanish Language Services.
Sailine moved to Denver in 2019 and looks forward to sharing her culture and passion for the Spanish Language with the students at The Art of Spanish Institute LLC.
She loves working with children and adults alike and receives satisfaction from watching her students learn and grow in their language skills.
In her free time Sailine enjoys practicing the guitar, singing, playing chess and training in traditional Kenpo Karate. She also can be found writing poetry about her homeland and her new home in Denver.
Sailine looks forward to meeting all of you in class!
From Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Desiree Hensley is from McAllen, Texas and grew up in a loving military family with 2 sisters and a large variety of pets. By growing up in a military family she has had the privilege of living in several different places throughout her life.
She lived in Oklahoma where she went to high school and graduated from the University of Science and Art of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Art. She spent 4 years gaining experience in different mediums of art from painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, photography, jewelry and many more. After college she moved to Fort Hood, Texas with her family before marrying her husband and moving to Denver, Colorado a few years later in 2019.
She is a hard working and ambitious person in any position and job she is in. From being a percussion captain in her high school marching band to helping train new employees at several of her former jobs, she always tries her best for herself and her team. With all the experience she has gained working with people and even animals in her previous jobs, she has learned how to solve problems, communicate effectively, and stay levelheaded in the most stressful situations.
Her goal is to greet and help anyone who enters the school with a smile and make everyone’s day run as smoothly as she can to create a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere for everyone. She looks forward to meeting many new people and welcoming new students to The Art of Spanish Institute every day.
In her free time Desiree loves to draw, paint, read, and watch movies with her husband. She is also hoping to learn Spanish herself, when time allows.
From Texas, United States
Leonardo Muñoz is a native Spanish speaker from Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico. He lived in the border town until he moved to Denver when he was 18.
Leonardo graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double degree in Anthropology and Ethnic studies and a minor in Spanish Education.
Throughout Leonardo’s time in college, he worked and volunteered at several non-profits and after school programs including, The dreamers, CLACE, and Family Resource Center.
Leonardo discovered his passion for teaching at a very young age, as he was raised bi-lingual, he often found himself teaching and translating for other people (English-Spanish).
In his free time Leonardo enjoys playing music, drawing, and spending time with his family in Colorado’s outdoors. Leonardo also loves to travel and meet new people, as a result he has travel abroad as a Spanish teacher in Mexico.
From Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico
Front Desk Receptionist
M-F 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Desiree Hensley 🇺🇸
Leonardo Muñoz 🇲🇽
Natalia Silva 🇨🇱
Natalia Silva is from Santiago de Chile. She's arrived to the United States in March 2019 to start a new life with her fiance whom soon later became her husband in May of the same year. Although she graduated as a legal technician and social sciences at Andrés Bello University in Chile. Her professional career has been accompanied by Chinese Medicine, a discipline she studied for 4 years and worked in her native Chile.
Natalia indicates that in her spare time she enjoys attending concerts, regularly goes to the mountain to hike and attends the gym daily. Another of her passions is traveling especially visiting beaches.
She says that during this time in the United States, she has been a student of the English language in two schools. Having different experiences in each of them, she knows first-hand what expectations and frustrations have the students of a new language. From this experience, she can empathize with her students and make the best of each situation."
She is very happy to join The Art of Spanish Institute team of professionals Teachers and share her knowledge and adventure with all the students at the Institute. Also, she hopes to make the journey of learning Spanish fun and exciting for all the students that study at The Art of Spanish Institute!
From Santiago de Chile