About the Teachers

Sra. DuFault

Carolina DuFault was born and raised in Santiago, Chile where she attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), one of the most highly respected colleges in South America. While in college, she enrolled in English classes at the North American Institute of Chile, finishing with high honors. Over the next four years, Carolina taught at Preschool and Kindergarten levels before she decided to become an Amity exchange teacher coming to the US to keep improving her English skills and teach Spanish in an immersion setting. After her year as a Language Ambassador, she obtained her Master's Degree in English Communications at the Central University of Chile. A year later, she had moved to Minnesota where she taught both second and third grades at various Spanish immersion settings, including Minnetonka Public Schools where she received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. Carolina is very excited on continuing her career at ISLA.

During her free time, she likes to spent time with her husband Dustin and her two Doberman Pinscher, Coco and Chanel. She also likes working on her knitting projects, reading in Spanish, writing on her blog www.laclasedesradufault.com, creating products for her teacher online store and writing children's books.  When she is not busy with that, she likes coaching at Girls on the Run and volunteering as a board member at The Works museum. 
Sra. Wood

Marly Wood was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia. She later moved to the capital city of Bogota and then to the city of Yopal in the Department of Casanare. In Yopal she began her work in education as a tutor teaching people in the rural areas. She then earned a degree in Child Psychology and Pedagogy. While in Yopal, she also worked in a company that specializes in Health Services as a Human Resource assistant for four years. Later she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Natural and Environmental Science from the University of Pamplona in Colombia. Marly immigrated to the United States in 2014. She worked in Edina, MN as a Lead Teacher in a Spanish immersion preschool program, while in the process of getting a MN state teaching license based on her education in Colombia. Marly began her work at ISLA as an Educational Assistant and also part of the RTI mathematics team. Last year she worked at ISLA as the RTI Program Coordinator while pursuing a 2nd teaching license in Elementary Education at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.  She has always been very passionate about teaching, loves children and is happy to belong to the wonderful community of ISLA. She is excited to be working as a third-grade teacher this year.