•           2020-2021
       Teacher of The Year

          Mr. Fredy Parra

    Mr. Parra

    The 2020-2021 school year is my fifth year teaching at CEMS. I’m an ESL and Spanish teacher. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be part of the CEMS family. 

    I am from Bogotá, Colombia’s capital city. I discovered my love for languages in middle school and studied both English and French throughout high school and college. After my undergraduate studies, I studied abroad in London, UK to find a deeper connection between language and culture. I'm pretty sure that having the opportunity to interact with so many different cultures allows me to incorporate that experience into my classes.

    I have a perfect wife, Angelica, and two beautiful babies, Abby and Martin. We all love spending time together, singing, dancing, and traveling.  We love cats, that's why Lennon, Koyo, and Mimi came with us four years ago to start a new chapter in our lives. As you can tell by our cats' names I am a Beatlemaniac, I truly believe "all we need is LOVE". 

    My goal in the classroom is for every student to be successful! I work hard every day to see my students leaving my classroom with something new in their minds, and most importantly, with a big, wide smile 

    Students or parents, do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do to assist you.