Our Staff

Felissa Taylor, MEd

founder & director

Felissa began Día de los Niños when she saw how her children were thriving in Spanish.

"I understood the benefits of learning another language at a young age, and I wanted to provide other families in the Austin area the opportunity to have the same for her children."

Because of her concentration in linguistics as a graduate and undergraduate, she is especially in-tune with children and their language development. This is reflected in the curriculum she has developed especially for the Día de los Niños program.

She has additionally written curriculum used in Austin ISD and Elgin ISD schools, as well as worked on committees writing Texas State Standards and Benchmarks related to Language Learning.

Felissa enjoys cycling, hiking, music and travel. She has written and performed on 3 children's CDs, and is a new member of a local Austin band. She also volunteers as a board member for Casa Albergue Hogar in Ojinaga MX, where she and her sons bring the children school supplies from Austin donors each year.


Claire Milam, MS


Claire Milam is a native Texan.  She has a MS in Bilingual (Spanish/ESL) from Bank Street College of Education.  Claire is a mother of two, an experienced teacher, and a gardener. 


Costa Rica is her favorite Spanish speaking country, in fact she and Felissa Taylor met up there with their families last summer. She looks forward to getting to work with your child!

Diane Zaragoza


Diane has worked as an educator since 2015; as a tutor, babysitter and English teacher overseas, a Spanish class tutor in University, and as an Elementary Spanish teacher.


She received her Bachelors Degree in English with a major in Spanish in 2016 from The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley and from there she continued to work in Education.


She thoroughly enjoys helping others learn and grow, and is always looking for ways to grow in the profession of teaching. Diane enjoys working with children the most as they make her laugh and are very eager to learn.


Her teaching style revolves around hands on activities, songs, and hand games. 

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