Silvia Proaño

Middle School Spanish Teacher

“I love watching students develop the ability to speak without fear.”
Originally from Ecuador, Silvia grew up in a family of educators. Much of her childhood was spent studying with her siblings around the family table, including at 5 AM before school each day. With a bachelor's degree in psychology and a young family, Silvia moved to the D.C. area in 1991. She taught Spanish at Westover Elementary School and Barrie School in Silver Spring. Silvia joined the FCS faculty in 2004. Silvia relaxes by spending time with her adult children, taking long walks, and honing her embroidery skills.

Universidad Central del Ecuador, B.A.
Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
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