The association is governed by a board of trustees who work in global partnership with educational consultants, volunteers, investors and professionals who believe in and support the vision and mission of CSS.
CSS Founder and Secretary
Scot is the director of LIFE International School and the Founder of the Association Christian Schools in Spain (CSS). He came to Spain in 1998 and began working at Evangelical Christian Academy (ECA) — an English-speaking American school near Alcalá de Henares. He served as a teacher, business administrator, and finally as the headmaster for 10 years. Scot has a Master in Education, a Master in Christian Education, and is currently completing his doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Benoît has a Master in Business Administration, and a Master in Intercultural Studies, and is certified as a trainer in Intercultural Intelligence and is currently in the process of completing his coaching certification. Over the last two decades, he has lived and worked in the USA, Africa, and Europe in various business positions. He also enjoyed being involved in a non-profit project in helping and serving the refugee andimmigrant population. While in North Africa, he served on a board of an international school.
Marilyn Westergren and her husband Tim have lived in Tres Cantos for 21 years and are the founders of the Association Global Ventures and the directors of annual Global Ventures English Camp in Tres Cantos. Marilyn has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education a Master in Counseling.
Gonzalo Arrojo López
Gonzalo is a Business Process Improvement Specialist with more than 17 years of experience in Project Management and Information Technology, combining both to help companies detect areas of weakness and create innovative solutions. He also coaches individual workers in becoming team players for the overall success of proyects.
Dr. Sonia Maldonado has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Divinity, specializing in pastoral counseling. She also has a PhD in Theological Philosophy, specializing in Christian education. She has spent many years developing new strategies in the organization and instruction of Christian education in churches and schools. She has developed and taught courses in FATELA on pastoring a child's heart and the spiritual development of children.
Guadalupe has a Master in Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Pedagogy of Dance. She has lived in South America, the Middle East and different countries in Europe. With 20 years of experience in administration and finance, now she’s in Madrid, working in that field while helping the expatriate community to settle in Spain and supporting various non-profit causes based in Madrid.
Oscar Mesanza Jaldo
Oscar was born in Spain and is currently working as a physical education teacher in a school in Madrid. He has been working with children and in education his entire career, including street children and children in difficulties, as well as working 5 years as a physical education teacher at Highlands International School in Bolivia. There God awakened him to work for the purpose of Christian education in Spain. Oscar recently finished a Masters in Management, Innovation and Leadership of Educational Centers.
Jeffrey brings to the LIFE International School a unique professional background including education leadership, not-for-profit management, financial consulting, general contracting, and commercial real estate brokering. Jeffrey has a master’s in international business from the Norwegian School of Economics and a bachelor’s in economics from Wheaton College (Illinois)