Primary School Team

Engaged Students, Inspiring Teachers, Committed Parents

At Magellan our inspiring international faculty encourage our students to believe in their own talents and to take ownership of their own unique paths of learning. We strive to give each of our students numerous opportunities to develop their individual interests and to cultivate their interests through a curriculum of inquiry and engagement.

Nicolás Puga

Deputy Head of School

Nicolás is a passionate and multi-cultural professional with over 19 years of leadership and teaching experiences at schools in South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.  He holds a B.A. in International Studies from Virginia Wesleyan College and a Masters in Education Psychology from Champagnat University in Lima, Peru.Nicolás is fully bilingual in Spanish and English and has a deep understanding of the International Baccalaureate program.

Nicolás most recently served as the Senior-Secondary Principal at Global Jaya School outside of Jakarta, Indonesia. He forged his teaching career at two IB schools in Peru, Davy College and San Silvestre School, where he taught in both the Primary and Secondary divisions. He was recruited into leadership by the International School of Neustadt in Germany where he helped implement the IB Diploma as its Coordinator and Head of Secondary.

As an IB World School leader for the past nine years,Nicolás' work has been focused on ensuring educational coherence across the PYP, MYP and DP curricula. He has specialized in the development of 21st Century skills and experiential learning, and is committed to help children discover and nurture their passions and strengths.

Nicolás is as passionate about scientific research into human learning as he is about our philosophical understanding of each person’s meaningful place in this world.  He is an active member of diverse organizations supporting street children, university students and wildlife sanctuaries.

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Nicolás Puga

Nicolás Puga

Deputy Head of School

Julieta Carrillo

Head of Preschool & PYP Coordinator

Julieta Carrillo is a bilingual teacher and administrator who came to Magellan in 2014 as the PYP Coordinator. She is also an Apple Certified Teacher and an IB Educator. She has a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education specialized in Bilingual Education and Curriculum Design. Julieta has been in Education for 25 years in many private bilingual IB schools in Mexico City, such as Instituto Educativo Olinca, The Churchill School, Colegio Williams and Colegio Internacional de México.

After teaching 8 years, recognizing the value of the IB programmes and living by the philosophy of the PYP,  she became a PYP Coordinator in 2005 and since then, she has led different schools through the process of IB verification and evaluation visits in a very successful way.  She proudly guided all the self-study process for The Magellan International first evaluation visit.

IB Educators perform three different roles: as a workshop leader, Julieta has been training teachers and administrators in regional and on-site workshops throughout IB Americas. As a site visitor, she takes part in visiting teams that authorize and evaluate schools and as a consultant for interested schools through their feasibility study and early implementation of the PYP. These experiences enable her to enrich her role at MIS because she has plenty of opportunities to discover the power of different realities and perspectives in our globalized world.

Julieta describes herself as an inquirer by nature and a creative open-minded life long learner. She will be starting her fourth year at The Magellan International School in 2017 with a new challenge serving as the Head of Preschool while still overseeing the Primary Years Program for grades PP3 to 5th.

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Julieta Carrillo

Julieta Carrillo

Head of Preschool & PYP Coordinator

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