Hello! My name is Noemi Proulx Rivera and I am very excited to work at Omololu International School. I was born in Santo Domingo but I was raised in a small town called Sosua, 5 hours from the city. I discovered my passion for teaching at a very young age because my father was a teacher throughout his life. He always did the best he could to help his students. He was that motivation that people sometimes need to seek a better life. As I grew, I eventually followed in his footsteps. I am the youngest sister of five; in our family, we have three teachers.
I studied in Santo Domingo, and I have a degree in Elementary Education. I have worked in schools such as New Horizons and Colegio Dominico Americano, where I was involved in the teaching of third grade American curriculum based on Common Core State Standards. I have also volunteered to help small public schools in rural areas near Santo Domingo. My last job was at ISLA Academy where I was introduced to the IB learning method. It was an amazing year and I learned so much and fell in love with this new way of teaching. Watching students get the chance to take command of their learning was eye-opening and I loved being able to give them the tools they need to achieve their goals.
In my free time, I enjoy teaching, yoga, running, reading and going to the beach and trying new things. I am looking forward to my new adventure in Anguilla!