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Vincent Ventura   Director of LitLife Latin America

Vincent Ventura has been in the field of education for over fifteen years.  He started his career in Toronto, Canada where he taught junior and middle school grades.  The neon lights of New York City caught his eye, and four years later, he bought a one-way ticket to the Big Apple.  While in New York City, Vincent was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to become a Literacy Coach.  He continued to receive professional development through the Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University.  He was selected to help pilot MONDO Publishing’s BEL Project in selected schools throughout Queens, New York.  Vincent moved to Monterrey, México to support the implementation of Reading and Writing Workshop from Nursery to Second Grade at the American School Foundation of Monterrey (ASFM).  He has presented at the Tri-Association Conference, Columbia University’s Teachers College Institute on Literacy Coaching & Whole School Writing Reform, International Literacy Association (ILA), Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA), Mextesol and at Hamline University’s Literacy Institute.

He received his undergraduate degree in Drama in Education from the University of Windsor.  Vincent holds a Master of Arts in Child Study and Education from Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  He earned a Certificate of International School Leadership through the PTC.  He has completed workshops on the Primary Years Program.

Vincent has been working in an international school setting for over nine years.  He consults with schools throughout Central and Latin America, including such countries as: Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Guatemala, México and Suriname.  More recently, he has expanded his reach to Austria.  Throughout his various experiences in international schools, Vincent has recognized that with a passionate and dedicated approach to teaching and learning, all students can become empowered readers and writers, regardless of their nationality.

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