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Isabel Kentengian

language educator

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Achievements

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

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, dance, yoga.

Connections

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