Our Team

Lango teachers are all fluent/native speakers of the target language, trained in the Lango Adventure Learning methodology, have a background investigation and are motivated to teach your children a second language!

photo Terry Buckman

Hi! I am the founder of Lango Foreign Langauges for Kids in the Greater Omaha Area. After a career in the US Navy, with a passion for education, and a great experience sending my daughter to Lango in Virginia Beach, I started Lango Omaha to share the benefits of learning a second language to youth here in the Omaha area using a proven methodology. Feel free to call or email with any comments or questions, or if you are interested getting your child started in a second language.

     
photo Keri Quintanilla

After graduating from Wayne State College in 1994, Keri went to Bolivia South America to further her Spanish skills and work for three years.  While there she met her husband.  They have three boys and return to Bolivia to visit family often.  She has taken classes at the College of St. Mary in translation and interpretation and for more than a decade has been enjoying teaching preschoolers at Overland Hills Church.

     
photo Heidi Emanuel

My name is Heidi Emanuel, and I love speaking Spanish.  I and my husband have been St. Columbkille parishioners for eight years, and our daughter Maria attends the five-day school.  I started learning Spanish in eighth grade, and enjoyed it so much that in college, I chose a dual major in English and Spanish for Secondary Education.  Since then, every job I have had has utilized my Spanish skills.  At the end of the day, however, the reason I strive to continue bettering my Spanish skills is not because it makes me employable, but because speaking Spanish is FUN!  Now that we have three children (with a fourth on the way), I have wondered what it would be like to teach Spanish to young children (besides my own).  I am thrilled to have an opportunity to do that here at St. Columbkille as a certified Lango teacher.  See you in class!

     
photo Angelica Gomez

My name is Angelica Gomez. I was born and raised in Mexico, but half of my life I have lived in the USA. My family and I have been parishoners of St. Columbkille for almost 12 years. Jessica, my daughter, attended Sacred Heart Preschool. She has attended St. Columbkille Grade School since Kindergarten. She is in 7th grade now. As soon as I moved to the United States I studied Academic English at IELS English Foreign Language and at International English Langauge Services "House of Tutors," both schools in Austin, TX. I took the TOEFL test, which allowed me to be able to attend the University. I attended UMKC in Kansas City, MO. I have been a stay at home mom for a while. During this time, I have taught my daugther to speak, write and read Spanish. Teaching my daughter my mother language was my passion and still is. ¡MUCHAS GRACIAS!