Naira Jansen comes to Beacon with several years of experience teaching Spanish at the American Embassy School (AES) in New Delhi, India. Naira is passionate about teaching language contextually for meaningful communication and is trained by ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in content based teaching. She has a BA in Spanish language and an MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Naira honed her language skills while at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain where she studied Spanish language, culture and history. Naira has also served as the Director of a preschool at the American Embassy in New Delhi, where she led the school in adopting and implementing a Reggio-inspired program.