Ana Cecilia Mayén Pérez
Auxiliar Teacher (kindergarten)
Ana Cecilia Mayén Pérez was born in Guatemala City, where she lived for most of her life. She graduated as a bilingual kindergarten teacher and began working in the traditional system back in 2004. In 2017 she had her first approach towards Waldorf Pedagogy thanks to her sister, who was teaching at Trinus School in Guatemala City, Where Ceci also worked as a kindergarten assistant teacher.
She began working at Escuela Caracol in 2019, being, since then, one of our dear kindergarten assistant teachers, her specialty relies on hand-work, highlighting in the manufacture of raw-wool dolls and tricot knitted animals.
She has received constant training since involving with Waldorf pedagogy, having participated from three Maestras Jardineras Conferences; two in El Salvador, and one in Mazatenango, Suchitepéquez. From the moment Ceci became part of our family, she has been in constant training with our Mentor and Pedagogical Director, Gloria Elena Londoño.
“Witnessing the happiness and joy of boys and girls every morning, the way they learn and appropriate the knowings we share in the classroom, as well as the astonishing ability they show towards everything that surrounds us, plus the enthusiasm they show at every activity we develop in the classroom, motivates me to give my best every single day. I have no doubt, children are the best teachers”, are Ceci’s emotive words.