FOUNDING SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Natalie Morosi, Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Natalie Morosi has spent her career as a teacher and school leader in bilingual educational settings, first as a classroom teacher for nine years in a traditional public school in Nashville, and later as the founding Lower School Director of a small independent American school in Madrid. Natalie holds a BS from Furman University in Psychology and Spanish, an MAT from Belmont University, and an Ed.D from Vanderbilt University in K-12 Education Leadership and Policy. Natalie’s graduate and professional work have focused on the academic, social, and cultural benefits of bilingual education, as well as drivers of school choice within educational systems. Natalie's two children are Aventura students!
Katie Castellon, Lower School Director
Katie Castellon joins Aventura with over a decade of international volunteering and educational experience. She holds a BA in Sociology and International Peace Studies, and an MEd from George Mason University. Katie spent five years in Cochabamba, Bolivia volunteering at a local orphanage and teaching at the American International School of Bolivia and was a founding member of Valor Voyager Academy here in Nashville. Katie has always advocated for the importance of educating the whole child and a commitment to education as a tool for social justice. Katie is passionate about the unique educational model of ACS and building a school she will be excited to send her own children to!
Diana Aguilar, Director of Family Engagement and Enrollment
Diana Aguilar has had the honor of working with Nashville families for more than a decade. She taught elementary grades and served as a parent outreach translator for MNPS. Diana moved from South America to complete her higher education at Lipscomb University and holds a BA in Spanish with English and Education minors and an MEd in Instructional Practice. Diana is passionate about bilingual education not only because it provides advantages at a personal and professional level, but it also helps build meaningful relationships. As a mother of two, she is excited about Aventura's unique approach to purposeful academics and its emphasis on global competence. Diana is thrilled that students and families will get to come together to form part of this amazing community where everyone feels welcome and can support one another.
FOUNDING INSTRUCTIONAL AND SUPPORT STAFF
First Grade Team
Student Support and Enrichment
JOIN OUR FOUNDING TEAM
Aventura Community School is now in our first school year with grades K-1. We are fully hired for the 2022-2023 school year, but in the 2023-2024 school year we will add 9 positions to our growing Founding Team! Our Founding Team has the unique opportunity to bring our school model to life and together enact change in our community. We welcome applications from dedicated individuals who are as passionate as we are about inclusive, bilingual, purposeful education.
In the 2023-2024 school year we will add the following positions. If you would like to apply, the first step is to email email@example.com with your cover letter and resume. We can't wait to meet you!
K-2 Classroom Teachers** - Classroom teachers will work on co-teaching teams with two teachers per class. There is a residency opportunity for educators who have not yet obtained their teaching license. In 2023 we will serve grades K-2, so we are interviewing classroom teachers interested in teaching these early elementary grades.
Performing Arts Teacher- Join our dynamic enrichment team! Your specialty could be in music and/or theater.
Special Education Teacher- We currently have 1 SPED teacher and will grow our student support team next school year. Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish is preferred.
Paraprofessionals- Paraprofessionals ensure we serve all students well with individualized support. This is a great opportunity to explore a career in education for career changers or those who have not yet finished a college degree.
**Classroom Teacher candidates must demonstrate proficiency in English and Spanish. An EL certification is preferred but not required. Teachers with a Special Education certification and bilingual proficiency are invited to apply to join our classroom co-teaching teams as we ensure we meet the needs of all learners.
AVENTURA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jessie Garcia Knowles, Board Chair
Lindsey Harris, Board Vice-Chair
Karla Vázquez Moreno, Board Secretary
Alex L. Lorenz, Board Treasurer
AAron Mcgee Board Member, Parent Representative
Dawana Wade, Board Member
Jacob Bennett, Board Member, Parent Representative
Luke Smiley, Board Member
Stuart Burkhalter, Board Member
Veronica Uribe, Board Member
BOARD MEETINGS & GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS
The Aventura Board of Directors holds quarterly meetings. Meetings are held from 9-11am. If you wish to attend a meeting please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the meeting time, location, and agenda. Scheduled 2022-2023 meeting dates:
Friday, September 9, 2022 (annual meeting)
Friday, February 17, 2023
Friday, May 19, 2023
Past Meeting Agendas/ Minutes