Naira Jansen comes to Beacon with many years of experience teaching Spanish at the American Embassy School (AES) in New Delhi, India. At AES, she has taught all levels of Spanish through Elementary to High School. Naira is passionate about teaching language contextually for meaning and is trained by ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in content based teaching. ‘She has a BA in Spanish language and an MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Naira spent a year at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain studying Spanish language, culture and history. Naira has also served as the Director of a preschool at the American Embassy in New Delhi, where she led the school in adopting and implementing a Reggio-inspired program.