Pilar Kelley has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Bilingual Education from Arizona State University.
Born in Colombia, Pilar and her family have lived and worked throughout North and South America. She used her international experience and passion for preschoolers to develop Tic-Talk Spanish®, a program that uses Total Physical Response (TPR), visual aids, music, and movement to teach Spanish to 2 to 6-year-olds. More than 5,000 preschool-age children have participated in Tic-Talk Spanish Arizona and the program is now licensed in ten other states.
Ms. Kelley has more than 12 years experience as a leader in early childhood Spanish immersion and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Children Museum. As a Principal, Pilar brings an in-depth understanding of bilingual early childhood education and a passion for building an inclusive, positive and productive environment for all our Little BIG Minds students.