Our Staff

Sari González

Director

After becoming a mother, Sari began questioning and exploring the educational landscape in search of an environment that aligned with her family’s values of choice, freedom, equity and play. She soon discovered a love and commitment to lifelong and self-directed learning. Curiosities of intentional culture setting and liberated learning lead Sari to direct and facilitate two Agile Learning Communities in NYC (Cottonwood NYC) and Puerto Escondido, Mexico (Explora ALC). Sari shares her passions of community building, collaborative parenting & equitable relationships, while working towards creating impactful and long lasting social change. Sari is also the co-founder of Radical Learning providing parenting & unschooling support. You can check out the podcast here.

Rebecka (Becka) Koritz

Culture Keeper/ Advisor

Rebecka is passionate about self-directed education and peaceful parenting. She is a trained and experienced teacher with an extensive and unique path within alternative education: as an ex-student in the Montessori system, co-founder of two Waldorf initiatives, and the founder of Explora, Mexico’s first Agile Learning Center.

Rebecka is one of Latin America’s leading voices in self-directed education and peaceful parenting. She is a children’s rights activist,  and dedicates most of her time training parents, teachers and facilitators, and creating content in Spanish, Swedish and English for families who have embraced the road of freedom for themselves and for their children. Becka is also the co-founder of Radical Learning providing parenting & unschooling support. You can check out the podcast here

Alberto Velasco

Facilitator

Alberto was born in Mexico City and is a painter and sculptor fascinated by art, music and languages. Having facilitated at Explora since it’s start, Alberto has years of experience working with kids in different facets and brings to Explora a sensitivity to children’s social-emotional development and actively works to break cycles of patriarchy and oppression.

Tirso Yañez Gomez

Facilitator

Tirso is a native born Mexican from Morelos who spent his young adult life living in New York City. He is a painter and visual artist, passionate about working with youth and incorporating his multi-cultural perspective. He loves supporting kids to find their authentic voice and build trust based, equitable relationships with them.