I am Belén Guillen Coryell. I was born in the province of La Rioja, Argentina. My family and I moved when I was 13 to the province of Mendoza, where I studied for a bachelors in Education at the National University of Cuyo and I became the mother of two, Chloe and Heather, 9 and 5 years old respectively.
After graduating from university, I worked in different positions, as a trainer, coordinator, assessor, evaluator, and territorial manager, in numerous educational projects directed to teachers, by different organizations such as: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Argentinean Nation (currently, Ministry of Education of the Argentinean Nation), Inter-American Development Bank and Organization of Ibero-American States. I also worked as a teacher and student counselor in different public high schools in Mendoza.
I moved to the United States in 2013, traveling the country from Seattle to New York. I fell in love with Boise and chose it as my city. During the same time, I got my degree in Specialization of Virtual Environments for Learning for the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI). Shortly after, I started a Childcare/Preschool at my own house, because I am immensely happy being part of the wonderful world of kids, flooded with imagination and sweetness. It is my constant desire to be there during this important stage in life of a child – I believe that childhood is a special time in the formation of an individual’s life. For that reason, I think love, dedication, and patience are critical elements of success. I feel extremely lucky because this job of taking care, accompanying, teaching and learning with children, also allowed me to spend more time with my two daughters, who grew up in this “crazy house-preschool” full of love and children. Currently, I am studying at Centro de Desarrollo Antroposofico for the development of Waldorf teachers to become a fully licensed Waldorf teacher.