Anna Maria Jaker, curriculum director of the youth language school, instructor of beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years, bilingual/advanced A: 3-5 years, coordinator of the ora delle fiabe, and mother of two grown bilingual children, holds a medical degree from l' Universita' degli Studi di Bologna and has completed coursework towards a second major in elementary education with a pre-primary specialty at the College of Saint Catherine in St. Paul.
Luisa Narducci O'Gara, instructor of beginner/intermediate C: 10-14 years, beginner/intermediate D: 15-18 years, bilingual/advanced C: 10-14 and bilingual/advanced D: 15-18 and mother of two young bilingual children was born and raised in Puglia. The youngest of three, her mother was an elementary school teacher and her father was a farmer. Her mother’s love for teaching inspired her to pursue a degree in Education from the University of Firenze. She moved to Minnesota in 2002 and worked as a preschool teacher for St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development. Luisa loves to share her passion for cooking and making homemade pasta - just the way her nonna taught her.
Monica Ribolzi, co-teacher of the bilingual/advanced C: 10-14 years and D: 15-18 years, and mother of two bilingual young boys, was born in Piemonte and earned a degree in "Lingue e Letterature Straniere" (Inglese e Tedesco) at the University of Urbino. After living three years in Germany, she settled with her family in Minneapolis ten years ago. She has taught the Italian and German languages to young students and adults.