Nallely Maldonado

Hello! I’m Ms. Nallely. I began teaching at Lupine Lane at the start of summer camp in June. I was born in a small Texas city named Palacios, which is just a rock’s throw from the Gulf of Mexico. I am the youngest of three children in my family, but I’ve recently replaced as the baby of the family by my wonderful and new born niece, Isabella.

I am a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, where I earned my Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts, with a major in History and a minor in Geography. At Texas State, I was accepted into the Academic Sorority of Kappa Delta Chi as a legacy, following in my sisters’ footsteps.

After graduation, I taught 8th grade US History for a year in a public school. With that experience under my belt, I realized that I wanted to explore teaching younger children. From there, I went on to teach in an after school program in Colorado and a love for early childhood learning. During that time, I was placed in charge of the Arts Enrichment Program for children ages of 3 to 6 years old.

Shortly afterward, I moved back to Palacios and followed my instincts for teaching younger children and applied as an aide for Pre-K. In that position, I fell in love with the children and worked tremendously well with my teaching partner. From there, I moved on with my co-teacher to another teaching position in Blessing, Texas.

When the pandemic began, my little niece was born in Austin, which inspired me to move here to help with my niece and watch her grow. My first teaching position in Austin was at a Montessori school, leading a 3 to 4 year old class.

As I began to seek further growth and opportunity as a teacher, I found Lupine Lane. It was love at first sight, and I am thrilled to begin the school year together!