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Meet Our Staff

 We are proud to have a caring, educated staff who are excited about sharing their knowledge and the Spanish language with your children!

Ayodele Mellor | Program Director

Ayodele Mellor has been teaching Spanish in the Wilmington area for 14 years. She has a Bachelors Degree
in Spanish, a K-12 teaching license from UNC-Greensboro and in 2008 earned a NC Early Childhood Credential
to work with preschool-aged children.
She taught at Laney High School from 2003 – 2006 and after the birth of her son,
founded the popular Best Amigos Preschool Spanish Program which has educated over 400
preschool-aged children since 2007. She resides in Wilmington with her husband and children and in
her rare free time enjoys couponing and traveling.

Diana Acosta | Lead Teacher Pre-Kindergarten

Diana Acosta is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia. She came to the USA in 2012 to teach first grade with
the New Hanover County Schools Forest Hills Spanish immersion program. She has a bachelors in Psychology from Colombia and a Masters in Education from Buffalo State.
She will be working with our older preschool children and brings much enthusiasm and experience in the immersion environment
to our classroom. She loves cooking, dancing, salsa and swimming but
above all… teaching!

Monserrat Frederiksen | Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Monserrat Frederiksen is from Veracruz, Mexico. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in communication and advertising. She improved her English in the ESL program at both CFCC and UNCW.  She has been in interaction with children since she was younger, working part time as a babysitter and also providing them activities to aid their learning. She resides in Wilmington with her husband and enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, reading, art, music, crafting, learning history, listening to people, traveling, food, exercising, and making new friends. She is excited about the opportunity to work as an assistant with Wilmington Bilingual Preschool.

Valentina Garcia | Toddler Teacher

Valentina Garcia was born in Cali, Colombia and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Both of her parents, who are Colombian, taught her how to write and speak Spanish. She graduated with a B.F.A in Theatre and has been working with children since she was 16 years old as babysitter and swim instructor.
She brings much energy and enthusiasm to our classroom and is looking forward to working with Wilmington Bilingual Preschool.

Ermilia Medina | Toddler Assistant

Ermilia Medina is originally from San Diego, California. Her first language is Spanish, as her
family is from Zacatecas, Mexico. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University and studied kinesthesiology
and public health. She worked in Germany as Camp Adventure director and has taught swim classes and physical activity classes to preschool aged children.
She and her husband have a one year old son and her calm, caring demeanor makes her a perfect fit for
our younger preschool students.

Edelmira (Miry) Rojo | Toddler Assistant


Miry Rojo is originally from Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico. She graduated with a degree in business administration and moved here in 2015 when her husband was
transferred from his job. She began working as a babysitter and later as a preschool assistant in Hampstead. She loves to work with children, especially toddlers and
she is so excited to teach her first language to our younger preschool students.
She enjoys being a mommy, playing with and cooking for her three children. Her pleasant voice and friendly personality make her well-loved by our 1 & 2 year old students.

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