Meet our staff

Instituto Estelar Bilingüe is made up of hard-working, dedicated people who are truly extraordinary. The Spanish teachers are Costa Ricans with university educations and teacher training, and our English teachers mostly come from North America and are university graduates and TEFL/CELTA certificate holders. All of our teachers undergo regular evaluations and training to ensure top-quality teaching. We encourage our staff and students to give back to the community through our various volunteer activities.

Current students and alumni, we would love to hear what you have to say! Please fill out this quick survey to give us feedback about your classes, teachers, and experience at Estelar. Thank you for helping us improve our program even more for future students!

If you participated in our Spanish immersion and homestay programs in Liberia, please give us feedback with this evaluation. Thanks!

Administrative Staff

Bethany Kirk

Founding Director and Academic Director

Dayana Alvarado

Administrative Supervisor

Marta Solano

Student Coordinator

Jendry Martinez

Janitor

English Teachers

Jack Skinner

English Teacher

Megan Hagarty

English Teacher

Sarah Garrett

English Teacher

Elizabeth Di Loreto

English Teacher

Jessie Togiapoe

English Teacher

Spanish Teachers

Nelly Villaverde

Spanish Teacher

Mariela Alvarado

Spanish Teacher

Josue Torres

Spanish Teacher