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About Edu1st

Edu1st is a pioneering and cutting-edge organization founded in the United States. With integrity and passion, we seek to transform education by promoting sustainable Cultures of Thinking within schools and the community at large. To achieve this, Edu1st developed the VESS Model, (an acronym for “Vida Equilibrada con Sentido y Sabiduría” or “Meaningful – 
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Why Join Us?

If you are passionate about making a difference in the world through education, this is the place for you! We believe in educating children with competencies that will help them develop thinking skills and habits of mind that they can use as individuals for the rest of their lives. Outstanding teachers make outstanding schools. That's why we hire the best teachers and provide second to none professional development. We attract and hire the world's best teachers – and support them in their development and teaching exciting, innovative learning materials that challenge and intrigue our students. Our teachers carry out annual professional development programs to refine their skills, learning about subject experts' latest discoveries and educational practices. We look for passionate people who want to make a positive impact and change the community through innovative education. If you are driven by an educational passion, join us and be part of the CHANGE!

Edu1st History

We are proud of the movement our founders started 22 years ago and where their passion took us. We are excited to see how this passion for transforming education has spread to hundreds of educational institutions worldwide. Edu1st was incorporated in the United States in 2000 by Ana María Fernández and Gilberto Pinzón. Edu1st provides a proven effective operating model system, internationally supported, present in more than seven countries and 120 educational centers. This includes the operational efficiency and effective management we have developed over the years. We guide and support the school in implementing a sustainable culture of thinking: with training, consulting, coaching sessions, and practical tools that ensure success. We offer a different concept developed, tested, and permanently incorporated into the best practices worldwide. Edu1st seeks to positively impact communities through educational transformation, encouraging parents and citizens to actively contribute to society, and helping to form individuals who lead balanced lives with meaning and wisdom. Edu1st has a team of more than 150 professionals who are passionate about education.

Kick-off Event 2021

Our annual kick-off is one of the most anticipated moments for the entire Edu1st team. It is a meeting of all the school teams, the support, curricular and international teams; It is a time of recharging energy, training, fun, recognition, awards, networking, synergies, and much more. The teams kick off the new school year with this event, with the emotions, enthusiasm, and training necessary to give their best.

VESS Hero Award Celebration

The VESS Hero Award is an annual award given to the top Edu1st team members who excelled throughout the year in living the VESS values. We want to recognize outstanding members of our Edu1st community. We also want to promote the VESS Values and highlight concrete examples of how these translate into behaviors, so that everyone comprehends the Edu1st culture fully, and acts guided by our VESS values.