Yara Cantu, Spanish Specialist

Yara Cantu-Sittler is a native Spanish speaker from Monterrey, Mexico. She is excited to be the Spanish Specialist at the International School of Texas. She strongly believes learning a world language is an amazing opportunity for children, and she feels privileged to be part of it.

She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Monterrey. Additionally, Yara has a degree in Preschool Education from the Secretary of Public Education in Mexico, and she completed a Pastry Arts program at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin.

This is Yara’s second year teaching at the International School of Texas, and her fourth year teaching Spanish at an IB school. Prior to that, she taught for seven years at San Roberto International School in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico. In addition, she expanded her boundaries by spending two summers as a summer school counselor at Collège du Léman in Switzerland.

In her free time, Yara enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She also likes outdoor activities and traveling.

Email address:​ y.cantu@ISTexas.org

Upcoming Open House!

Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am

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IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

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Check out our Grade 2 trailblazers most recent collaborative project!

While exploring the IB transdiciplinary theme of "How We Organize Ourselves", students are inquiring into how people use measurement systems as organizational tools. During this engineering project, students were tasked with designing, measuring, building and improving a dream home for one of their stuffed animals.

Take a look at these trailblazers demonstrating the IB Learner Profile Attributes of "Inquirer, Thinker, and Communicator" as they built their dream homes!

*Don't forget to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the year! Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am
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Read all about our IST Grade 1 Student Scientists!

Our Grade 1 inquirers have been discovering the properties of gas using the IB key concepts as an exploration guide. Asking questions like "What is it like?" (form), "How does it change?" (change), and "What does it do?" (function).

Unlike liquid and solid matter, gas is quite tricky to find and investigate. The students' first task was to make gas to collect.
Students created gas by swirling mixtures together to form a bubbly reaction. A balloon was placed on top of the bottle to collect the gas. Students explored the properties of gas by adding varied amounts of mixtures together to increase the size of their balloons.

This incredible inquiry required students to utilize all of our IB approaches to learning (Research, Self-management, Communication,Thinking, and Social Skills).

Take a look at our students BUBBLING with excitement during this activity!
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International School of Texas , an IB World School, is offering limited placements to students in Early Childhood-Grade 5.

For more information about IST, we invite you to attend our upcoming Open House and Information Session on Wednesday, January 17th @ 9:30.

RSVP today by visiting istexas.org or email our admissions office at admissions@istexas.org
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International School of Texas shared Yvonne Nava KVUE's Mace Massingill- Hunger Fighter. ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Mace Massingill - Hunger Fighter. An incredible kid who is making a lasting impression on those in need... one can at a time. #DaybreakAllStar with International School of Texas #NoHunger

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Contact Info

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International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
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Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org

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