Area: World Languages

Name: Esteicy Bahamon
Title: Spanish Instructor
Email: ebahamon@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3224
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Mrs. Bahamon has a B.A. in Spanish and English Education from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional of Bogotá, Colombia. She has six years of experience as a language coordinator and teaching Spanish and English as a foreign language. 

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Name: Rubi Blancas
Title: Spanish Instructor (part-time)
Email: rblancas@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3222
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Ms. Blancas holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico and a Master of Criminal Justice, Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Concentration from Boston University Metropolitan College. She worked for two years as a substitute teacher at the elementary and middle school levels at the American School Foundation in Mexico City. Ms. Blancas served as a consultant/assessor to the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico City for three years.  In that role, she helped promote a program of collaboration between schools in Mexico and Chicago.  During the last nine years, Ms. Blancas has also held positions as a project coordinator at a national program office in the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime. 

Name: Amanda Gillis
Title: Upper School Latin Instructor & Eagle Publication Sponsor
Email: agillis@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3222
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Mrs. Gillis holds a B.A. from East Carolina University and an M.A. from The University of Florida.  Amanda teaches Latin in grades 9-12. She has served the Academy since 2009 and has been an educator since 2000.

Name: Grace L. Lee
Title: Lower/Middle School Spanish Instructor
Email: glee@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3221
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Mrs. Lee has degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and Fayetteville State. She is also a member of Pi Lambda Theta and has been with the Academy since 2014.

Name: Maria Marquez
Title: Chair, World Languages Department
Email: mmarquez@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3226
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Mrs. Márquez holds a B.A.  and a M.A. from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.  Maria has taught Spanish and French for the past 30 years in public and private institutions.  Mrs. Márquez is also the World Languages Department Chair.

Name: Donald Warren
Title: Latin Instructor
Email: dwarren@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3248
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Mr. Warren holds a B.S. and a B.A. from Methodist University, an M.A. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and a post-graduate certificate from The Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He teaches Exploratory Latin, Latin 1A, and Latin 1B. He worked for a number of years as a substitute teacher at the Fayetteville Academy and in the Cumberland County Schools, and has been involved in our After School Care program since 2010, prior to joining the faculty in 2015. He serves part-time as a pastor in The United Methodist Church in addition to his duties at the Academy. Mr. Warren attended the Academy as a Lower School student from 1981 to 1984, and is a second-generation Academy educator, following his mother Linda Warren, who taught 5th grade from 2004 to 2014.  Mr. Warren is a third-generation educator, having parents and grandparents who made teaching their life-long careers.