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. 
Srta. Pfeiffer

Srta. Jamie Pfeiffer recently moved to Minneapolis from Columbus, Ohio where she was born, raised and worked in various teaching roles. In Ohio she also completed a Master's Degree in Education at the Ohio State University in 2010. She spent over two years living and teaching in Madrid, Spain after studying Spanish and Education. Living in Madrid was the perfect way to improve her language skills while gaining her first years of teaching experience. 

She looks forward to expanding her teaching skills and knowledge through her work at ISLA. She is extremely excited to be a part of immersion education. Language learning is an amazing way to help children understand the world from different perspectives and she can't wait to get to know all of the students and families in the community. She loves working with children and helping them learn and discover new things about the world around them. She hopes to inspire the same love for learning in her students. She is so excited to become a part of the ISLA community and to work together to support learning, discovery and personal growth in each child. She looks forward to a great year together!