Santiago Cuc Quiacain
Third grade teacher
Santiago Cuc Quiacaín is the current Escuela Caracol’s first-grade teacher. He was born in San Pablo la Laguna, a small town next to San Marcos la Laguna.
His first contact with Escuela Caracol was through Social Networks. Santiago’s first experience within the Waldorf environment was a watercolor workshop imparted by our Mentor, Thomas Wildgruber.
Santiago kept involving with the Escuela Caracol’s community until he began working at the school as the gardening teacher with the primary students in 2018. During this year, Santiago began with his training with weekly meetings with our pedagogical director, Gloria Elena Londoño, being introduced into Waldorf Pedagogy and Anthroposophy.
In 2019, Santiago went for the first time to Cuernavaca, Mexico, to follow his first official Waldorf training journey.
Santiago has shown special sensitivity towards the arts, especially to oil painting, having outstood since very young for how easily he could express himself through arts.
What motivates Santiago as a Waldorf teacher, is to have the opportunity to share in a novelty and fun way the knowings that will serve as nurturing tools for our students to grow as holistically developed human beings.
Santiago is currently studying in the “Universidad del Valle de Guatemala” to become a Maths and Physics middle school teacher.