ABOUT TEACHERS LATIN AMERICA
Teachers Latin America is an international education recruitment and placement service that assists qualified educators in finding their dream jobs throughout Latin America.
We typically represent the top international and bilingual schools in the region by assisting them in finding qualified teachers for positions in their schools.
We also have created a new program for bi-lingual Latin American teachers who would like to teach in the USA under the J-1 Visa Cultural Exchange. (Please see US Placement Program in this dropdown for more information.)
We are career educators who think it is important to keep the “human” in Human Resources. TLA is here to guide you throughout the process from job searching to final placement. We are happy to assist and advise you on any steps along the way. We are happy to meet with you in person when the opportunity arises.
Our year-round placement service is free for educators and you can get started just by registering on this website and then start searching for openings immediately.
Teachers Latin America also currently hosts two hiring fairs throughout the year; Houston at the end of January and Mexico City at the end of April. These are great opportunities to find employment with some of the top schools in Latin America. (Please click on the Hiring Fairs link above for more information.)
MEET THE TEAM
MARK JOSEPH WEBBER
Mark Webber is originally from Texas, where he began his 23 year career teaching Theatre, Debate and Public Speaking. Mark has since worked in Venezuela, Malaysia, Sudan and Mexico as an international teacher and Fine Arts Administrator.
He has founded and supported debating leagues in each of those countries as coaching international debate is his passion. His accomplishments include leading Team Sudan (2010) and Team Mexico (2011-2017) to the World Schools Debating Championships where his debaters have won many top accolades. He has also served on the board for English Speaking Union (ESU) - Mexico as well as Asociación Mexicana de Debate.
He is currently living in Barranquilla, Colombia, helping Teachers Latin America expand its operations in Central America and the Caribbean. Mark is in the process of setting up an English language debate league in Colombia.
Mark represents member schools in Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia, and Mexico.
Guy Courchesne is one of the founders of Teachers Latin America, and has worked in adult learning ESL/EFL for over 17 years. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Guy has worked in ESL teacher training, student achievement in Cambridge English testing, as well as teacher recruitment in Mexico and Latin America with a focus on collaboration with schools of all sizes in our dynamic region of the world.
Guy is a solutions-oriented manager with experience in logistics, international hiring and relocation of personnel, marketing, and technology.
Managing our Guadalajara, Mexico office, Guy represents our member schools in Mexico and South America.
Brad was born in the English seaside town of Clacton, Essex, and later attended military boarding school. His first experience of working in education was as a Special Needs teacher in rural Kenya, which he describes as a 'baptism by fire'. Before moving to Mexico City, Brad spent two years living in Spain, working as a teacher and Gastronomic guide (teacher by day, Gastronomic guide by night). He has travelled through Spain extensively, his favourite parts include Bilbao, the Camino Santiago and the mountain villages of Andalucia.
Outside of his TLA work Brad coordinates Summer Camps for children seeking to learn English and surfing. Due to the challenges of engaging children in STEM subjects Brad is always interested to hear about innovative new ways to teach Science and Math.
Based out of Mexico City, Brad represents our member British international and bilingual schools in Latin America.
Rodrigo Ponciano is a Recruitment Agent for Teachers Latin America. In addition, he is the Director of Communication and Public Relations for the Organising Committee of the World Universities Debating Championship. His passion for debate and conviction in its educational value has also led him to help coordinate the middle school and high school Mexican Debate League in the Mexico City area, to serve as a junior board member for the English-Speaking Union, and to be involved since several years in the Mexican Debate Summer Camp. Academically, he has presented and published papers that reflect his interest for the relationship between literature and topics such as the environment and gender.
Based out of Mexico City, Rodrigo represents our member schools in Mexico and Central America.
GEORGE F. DEVIN
Originally from Boston, George F. ( Jeff ) Devin is currently serving Teachers Latin America by helping to place qualified teachers in US schools. Previously, he was Head of School at Saint Philip’s Episcopal School of Coral Gables Florida. In that capacity and also as the Founding Head of Grandview Preparatory School of Boca Raton Florida, he was responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of both institutions. He now resides in Mexico City.
Based out of Mexico City and the United States, Jeff represents our bilingual teachers throughout Latin America and Europe.
Lindsay Redifer has recently transitioned into recruiting after thirteen years of teaching. She has worked in Shanghai, China, as well as the island of Madagascar and now, lives in Guadalajara, Mexico. Lindsay is a big believer in the importance of written communication and has even published a short story in an anthology with Arizona State University. She wants to put her love of language to use by helping schools get the best teachers possible.
Based out of Guadalajara, Mexico, Lindsay represents our member bilingual and ESL schools in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.
ALEJANDRA ALANIS ORTIZ
Alejandra Alanis Ortiz is originally from Nuevo León and is now living in Mexico City, and has been a teacher for over 8 years. She started as a substitute teacher with Teachers Latin America and now is currently serving as an accounts executive offering our services to schools in Mexico City and Monterrey.
Based out of Mexico City, Alejandra represents our member bilingual and ESL schools in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico.
Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, Dolka Vindas is a bilingual international educator with 20+ years experience in the US and Costa Rica. After completing her master degree, Dolka relocated back to Costa Rica where she became an IB Certified Educator.
Throughout her career, Dolka has served in many capacities from teaching ELA, ESL, or Spanish to working directly in mentoring and training teachers as a college professor, an ESL Coordinator for a U.S. district, or as an instructional coach for a private school in Costa Rica.
As a veteran international exchange teacher herself, she brings her experience as a global educator and cultural ambassador into the recruitment of candidates wishing to locate a K-12 teaching position in the United States.
Based out of San Jose, Costa Rica, Dolka represents our bilingual teachers throughout Latin America.