Allow us to introduce you to our owners, Luis and Angela Gonzalez. Luis and Angela have three young children to whom they teach Spanish and English. While traveling to Mexico a few years ago to visit family, they discovered that they needed to do more to encourage fluency for their little ones. While researching Spanish classes available in Lincoln, they found that the type of learning environment they were looking for did not exist and so they set out to create it.
Luis is a native Spanish speaker and a successful entrepreneur who brings extensive business acumen to management of the school.
Angela serves as director of Aventuras. She is passionate about doing her part to make the world a welcoming and united place and envisions Aventuras as a step in that direction. Angela brings a wealth of education and experience which will aid in the administration of our program. She has a BA in International Studies and French from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and is completing a MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Nebraska – Omaha with a concentration in International Migration, Development and Citizenship. She has completed coursework in Child, Youth and Family Studies including International Family Studies. Angela spent two years instructing English language learners. She spent four years as a Project Coordinator administering grant funded non-profit programs for new Americans and has spent the last nine years as a Research Administrator at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Michelle Hessheimer is our program’s Lead Teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and is completing her Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She has worked in an elementary school setting for the past four years.
Michelle was born in Florida but has lived in Lincoln nearly her entire life. In 2017, she lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which quickly became one of her favorite places in the world. She has two new baby cats at home whom she dearly loves. She also loves studying and teaching languages and linguistics!