First Grade

Pilar Sanguinetti | First Grade Teacher

Pilar Sanguinetti is the new first grade teacher at Fuente Nueva. She is a Native Spanish speaker who is passionate about sharing language and exchanging culture. From a young age, Pilar feels incredibly grateful to have encountered biculturalism from a young age in many aspects of her life. She grew up as a first generation child of Argentinian and Uruguayan parents, and was raised within a Spanish speaking household and among Latino community. This helped shape her perspectives and values regarding cross- cultural education, connection and understanding of the world around her. She pursued a degree in International Politics, with an emphasis in Latin-American politics, culture and Spanish language, writing and composition, as well as a minor in Women’s Studies at Old Dominion University in her home state of Virginia. She also had study abroad experiences both to Spain and Senegal that sparked even further her need for fusing exploration and learning, and has retained those values and the magic of her encounters during her many years of experience working with children. education experience.

Throughout her life she’s dedicated herself professionally and personally to exploring the world, exchanging and connecting across cultures and within community. She is enamored by the field of education and is dedicated to providing a supportive, diverse, and creative environment for her students. She identifies with the values at Fuente Nueva to strive for an atmosphere of acceptance and empathy, community values, bilingualism, and appreciation of multiculturalism. She has a sparkling love of learning that shines through her reverence for the children whom she’s teaching. She will be receiving her Multiple Subject Credential through CalState TEACH while working closely with the wonderful mentors of Fuente Nueva to provide the most enriching experience possible for her students.