Lisa Alonso is the high school Spanish instructor for Compass. Lisa first learned Spanish as a high school student, but went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from George Mason University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Throughout college, she continued her work in Spanish with intensive courses and practical experience in translation and interpretation. She merged her interests in social work and Spanish into a twenty-year career as a social worker specializing in immigrant populations from Central and South America and the Caribbean. Lisa is often sought out by the public school system and juvenile court system for her expertise in the field. In 2009, Lisa founded her own business, Accentuate LLC, to provide work-place Spanish lessons for other public servants. Lisa has traveled to Mexico, Guatemala and Puerto Rico and enjoys learning about Latin American cultures. She has also taught Spanish classes to homeschooled teens since 2011. Student and parent testimonials are available on her website. Lisa lives in Ashburn where she homeschools her four children.