Sofi Espino

Getting to Know: Ms.Espino

Last fall, we began interviewing our new faculty. Today, we feature Sofi Espino, our 5th/6th Teacher Intern. Sofi is a Saint Mark’s alumna and calls Saint Mark’s her “second home”. She started preschool upon arriving to the US with her family and says the Saint Mark’s way is truly embedded in her personality. This year she looks forward to enhancing her classroom management skills and wants to helps students use humor to enlighten their day.

In her free time, she loves watching live entertainment and exploring LA. “I also want to be the Guy Fierri of my time and enjoy going to cool local restaurants, food trucks, and food festivals”, says Sofi. Her biggest role model is Amy Poehler. “She uses humor to inform the public in a way that feels very true, eloquent and from the perspective of the everyday woman”, she says. A personal highlight for Sofi this year is for her students to learn the value and power of knowledge and use it for good.

What attracted you to Saint Mark’s? What has been a highlight so far?

Saint Mark’s has been like a second home to me for my whole life. When I moved to the U.S. with my family in preschool, Saint Mark’s was the first school we looked at. The Saint Mark’s way is truly embedded in my personality.

What are you looking forward to this year?

This year I am looking forward to enhancing my classroom management skills and helping kids use humor to enlighten their day.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, I love watching live entertainment and exploring LA. I also want to be the Guy Fierri of my time and enjoy going to cool local restaurants, food trucks, and food festivals. (Still working on the title of that)

Share a little known fact about you, something that we might not find on your resume.

A fun fact about me is I am licensed to drive a school bus. Another fun fact is I was part of an improv group in college.

What is your favorite food? Your favorite color? Why?

My favorite food is sushi! That was probably the hardest question to answer because I have so many other food loves. My favorite color is periwinkle because it is a color that looks like it’s got a good story.

Who is your biggest role model?

My biggest role model is Amy Poehler. She uses humor to inform the public in a way that feels very true, eloquent and from the perspective of the everyday woman.

What do you hope your students will learn from their time in your class?

I hope the students learn the value and power of knowledge and use it for good.