Marlen was born in Morelia, Michoacán Mexico. Graduated from Larkin High School back in 2011. After graduating, she longed for a career that involved working in the early education environment. She began working at The Ivy Academy of Early Learning in 2015 and has now been working there for two years. She is currently living in Elgin with her fiancé, their 5-year-old daughter and one-year-old son.
Marlen has had the privilege of working with three and four-year old’s. She loves to see them develop new skills each day and has enjoyed helping them accomplish their goals. “My children and students are my motivation. They make me proud of the job I do. They are the reason I want to further my education.”
Marlen was awarded her CDA in 2016 and plans to attend Elgin Community College.” I am very proud of all that I’ve accomplished for myself and the center.” She is determined to obtain her Associates in Early Childhood Education and apply all the new knowledge into her classroom.