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Isabel Kentengian

Isabel Kentengian, American language educator. Certified teaching Spanish as a foreign language Escuela Oficial Idiomas, 1978, translation English-Spanish University Complutense Madrid, 1978. Recipient Sergio Service award, Healing Children Midlantic, 2008.


  • Kentengian, Isabel was born on May 25, 1960 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of John Vartkes Kentengian and Maria Aurora Osorio.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Español e Inglés, Escuela Official Idiomas, Madrid, 1978. Diploma in Hispanic Studies, University Complutense Madrid, 1979. Bachelor, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, 1982.

      Master of Arts, University Illinois, Chicago, 1985.


    • Instructor Colegio Base, Madrid, 1978, Columbia University, American Language Program, New York City, 1988—1990, New School, New York City, 1990—1991, MacCormac College, American Language Program, Chicago, evening program director, chair, 1982—1988. Practice administrator University Children's Eye Center, East Brunswick, New Jersey, 1992—2004. Instructor Spanish College New Jersey, Ewing, since 2004.

      Consultant Mercer County Hispanic Association, Division Youth and Family Services, Trenton, New Jersey, 1993—1994, Prudential Intercultural Services, New York City, 1996—2000. Consultant, trainer Payap University, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 1997. Task force member, world languages curriculum Metuchen Board Education, New Jersey, 1997—2000.

      Administrator Healing Children, International Programs, Hawthorne, New Jersey, 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teaching Spanish as a foreign language Escuela Oficial Idiomas, 1978, translation English-Spanish University Complutense Madrid, 1978.


    • Author: (textbook) English Connections.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Educator Unitarian University Church Plainfield, New Jersey, 1995—2000. Founder, president Park Slope Babysitting Cooperative, Brooklyn, 1989—1991. Volunteer educator, parent supervisor Princeton Friends School, New Jersey, 2000—2006.

    Coordinator Parent-Teacher Organization Metuchen, 1995—2000. Member of American Council Teaching Foreign Languages.



    Travel, dance, yoga.


    • Married J. Mark Engel, September 5, 1981. Children: Alexander John Engel, Michael Matthew Engel.
    • father: John Vartkes Kentengian
    • mother: Maria Aurora Osorio
    • spouse: J. Mark Engel
    • children: Alexander John Engel Kentengian
    • Michael Matthew Engel Kentengian
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    Born May 25, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1978
      Escuela Official Idiomas
    • 1979
      University Complutense Madrid
    • 1982
      Bryn Mawr College
    • 1985
      University Illinois
    • 1978
      Instructor, Colegio Base
      Madrid, Spain, Spain
    • 1982 - 1988
      Instructor, Colegio Base
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1988 - 1990
      Instructor, Colegio Base
    • 1990 - 1991
      Instructor, Colegio Base
    • 1992 - 2004
      practice, administrator University Children's Eye Center
      East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
    • 2004
      instructor, Spanish College New Jersey
      Ewing, Nebraska, United States
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