Antonio J. Díaz, born and raised in Caracas,Venezuela. He studied in one of the most prestigious preparatory schools in Caracas Venezuela. He has lived in the United States since August, 1994 and on the 22nd of January 2010, he became an American citizen.
He earned a B.A in English and Spanish from Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador in Caracas, Venezuela, and an Advanced Certificate in School Administration. Additionally, he holds two Masters Degrees in the teaching of Spanish as a Second Language, one from Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana in Puerto Rico, and another from Universidad Europea del Atlántico in Spain. He has also earned additional graduate credits at Universidad del Salvador, in Buenos Aires Argentina, and in Peru, at Universidad Ricardo Palma.
Mr. Díaz has completed training courses for teachers in Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Canada, and the United States. Since 1997, Mr. Díaz has organized from scratch and led language immersion trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Peru and Spain.
Mr. Díaz has also been a presenter in several Foreign Language conferences in the United States and overseas, and currently serves as an AP® Spanish Language and Culture Grader for the College Board, and also as a Certified PRAXIS® Spanish Language Grader, and GACE Spanish Language Grader® (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators) since 2013.
In addition, Mr. Díaz holds a Post Graduate Teaching License in the state of Virginia.
He is also an avid traveler, a sports enthusiast and a dog lover.