Originally from the island of Puerto Rico, Angel moved to the United States to learn English in 1994. This process marked the start of a passion for languages, which led him to also study French and Italian. Angel holds a Bachelors in French Education, a Masters in Multicultural/Multilingual Education with a TESOL concentration, and PhD in Foreign and Second Language Teaching. In 2008 Angel was nominated for the governor's Excellence in Education Award and in 2009 he received the Teacher of Promise Award for the state of Florida. Later in 2010 he also received the Teacher of the Year Award. Angel taught in the International Baccalaureate Program, working with international students for four years and joined the CIES family in 2013.
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