About the author
Theresa Gunderson, co-founder of O'Neill Language Academy (OLA) has 26 years of extensive experience in education and all facets of running a small business. Her experience in business spans advertising, marketing, pricing, forecasting, sales, writing proposals and contracts, negotiating, payroll, accounting & bookkeeping, teaching, consulting, presenting at local and international conferences, workshops and trade shows, curriculum development, cross-cultural awareness training, graphic art, design and layout, translation of documents, interpreting in Spanish and English, interviewing, hiring, training and mentor employees.
Theresa's experience in education spans early childhood education, elementary education, middle school, high school and adults, teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language, Spanish Immersion, Positive Classroom Management Coach, teacher trainer, and author of hundreds of second language lessons and most recently creator and 12X author of the
Teach & Learn Spanish curriculum.
Theresa and her husband are raising their two children in a bilingual home. Theresa speaks to them in Spanish, and her husband in English.
Theresa’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of Minnesota, an Elementary Education Degree from Augsburg College in St. Paul, and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in Teaching Second Languages and Cultures Education.
Theresa and her husband love the entrepreneur lifestyle and are now giving back by teaching others how to launch their own business by joining their community of OLA Spanish teachers. They want others to fall in love with the freedom, creativity and income that goes along with the entrepreneur lifestyle, while at the same time enriching the lives of children and adults!
In her free time Theresa loves to spend time with her husband and children and their dog “Oso” which means “Bear” in Spanish. She also enjoys cooking, reading personal development books exercising, playing volleyball, traveling, volunteering and spending time at Church, studying languages and visiting with her mom, siblings, in-laws, and friends.
You can contact Jim and Theresa Gunderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.264.0404. Let them help you with your language dreams starting today!
Theresa and her young students posing for the camera!
Oso as a puppy!
Executive Director of O'Neill Language Academy, Inc.
Teacher, Coach, Mentor & Trainer
Author: Teach & Learn Spanish Curriculum
Spanish & English Instructor
Theresa Teaching Preschoolers
Editing the "Teach & Learn Spanish" books & CDs.
Training Especially for Children teachers who are using the
Teach & Learn Spanish Curriculum at their 9 Twin City locations!