This is the first in a series of posts introducing our new faculty and staff.
Ernesto is our new lower school Spanish teacher.
Hola! Me llamo Ernesto Chavez, I am excited about the opportunity to teach at Roeper because of its mission, sense of community and unique world language program. At Roeper I will be teaching using the best world language teaching practices such Comprehensible Input (CI) and Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) to help my students acquire more language by building context through relatable experiences. I am from Lima, Peru and graduated with a B.A. in Spanish Literature and I also earned a M.A. in the Arts of Teaching at Oakland University.
I founded Bright Loritos, a world language academy for kids back in 2011. Soon after, my first daughter, Luna, was born. Now age five, Luna can speak four languages due to Bright Loritos’ programs. My greatest achievement, though, is that I turned my love and passion for teaching language and culture into a successful, reputable program which now gives other children the same opportunity at the age when they are the most able and willing to learn.
I happily married my high school sweetheart and I am the father of two lovely daughters, Luna (Moon) and Sol (Sun). I enjoy playing and watching soccer. I also enjoy reading poetry and acting. I am also part of a children’s music band called “Loritos Band” where I play the guitar and keyboard. We are recording our second album which will be released this coming fall. I also like going to the movies, reading and traveling around the world.