The Institute Escalae relies on a team of professionals that attend to different areas that define it and that we introduce as follows:

Dr.Federico Malpica
Dr.Federico MalpicaManaging director
Doctor in Education (UAB) – Professor/Researcher UAB (1998-2005) and IRIF (2005-2013) · Educational Advisor (over 300 interventions in schools and universities in 6 countries) · Author of the book: “Educational Practice Quality” (2013) Ed. Graó. Co-founder of Escalae Institute.
Dr.Valentí Feixas
Dr.Valentí FeixasPedagogical Director and Associate Consultant
Doctor in Education (URL). Professor of the Faculty of Psychology and Education and Sport Sciences Blanquerna (URL) since 1991. Project Director of higher education in the educational group Grup Montcau since 2012. 25 years of experience as a teacher and school principal in schools and university, and culture and education areas of administration. FEAEC and Catalan Society of Pedagogy member. Coauthor of the book “Vers una pedagogía amb rostre” (1998) Ed. PAM.
Dr.Tiina Mäkelä
Dr.Tiina MäkeläResponsible for the KiVa Program and Associate Consultant
Doctor in Science of Education environments for learning and the well-being (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland). Master in Education (University of Turku and University of Barcelona). KiVa Certified Trainer (University of Turku) · 7-year-experience as a teacher (basic and higher education; and teacher training) · International Research (University of Jyväskylä) on projects related to learning environments, technology, globalization and contextualization of learning solutions.
Amparo S. Chumacero Ruiz
Amparo S. Chumacero RuizConsultancy and Training Coordinator. TeachersPRo Community Manager
Master’s in Research in Didactics, Teaching and Educational Evaluation at the University of Barcelona. Master’s Degree in Educational Technology at the University of Salamanca. Doctorate in Education and Society at the University of Barcelona. Degree in Pedagogy, Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca. Sucre- Bolivia. Professor of the Faculty of Education of the University of Barcelona since 2015. Assistant and researcher at the Duoda Women’s Research Center of the University of Barcelona since 2010. More than 10 years of teaching experience at universities in Latin America. Expert in teaching training and educational relations. She works as a consultant and training coordinator of the Escalae Institute.
Julio César Granda
Julio César GrandaRepresentative of Escalae Institute in Finland
M.Ed & MBA Educational Management and Leadership (University of Jyväskylä, Finland). KiVa Certified Trainer (University of Turku, Finland). 8 years of experience in areas such as educational consulting, coaching, research, and design and implementation of trainings. Currently, he specializes in research, organizational learning management, learning communities and online education.
Mtra. Ligia Eugenia Aparicio
Mtra. Ligia Eugenia AparicioLinking and Consulting for Southeast Mexico
“Doctorate in Education Sciences at Santander University and Master in Higher Education by the UNAM Educational Consultant in Management for Educational Quality, She is also a teacher at the Universidad Anahuac del Mayab (Merida, Yucatan).

In addition, the Institute has several partners who support us in various projects and solutions as well as in research, development and innovation processes. Its members are introduced in the following lines:

Dr.Ana Elena Schalk Quintanar
Dr.Ana Elena Schalk QuintanarMember of the Scientific Committee and Consultant of Escalae Institute
Ana Elena Schalk Quintanar. Doctor in Education, Executive MBA, Expert in Knowledge Management and Bachelor in Education Sciences. Collaborator of ESCALAE since 2010. She is an international consultant and has collaborated with organizations such as UNESCO, OEI, The Education Parters and Ministries of Education in Latin American countries. He has trained teachers since its initial stage and in service for more than 25 years. He is a quality evaluator and has conducted research with indexed publications.
Dr.Andrea Giráldez
Dr.Andrea GiráldezMember of the Scientific Committee and Consultant of Escalae Institute
Doctor in Philosophy and Educational Sciences and professional expert in e-learning, specialist in the development of soft skills and experiential learning (University of Roehampton), Certificate in Coaching and NLP. University professor and visiting lecturer at postgraduate courses in Spain, Italy and Latin America. 25 years of experience in initial and continuing teacher training. Usually working as a consultant for ministries of education and the OEI.
Antoni Zabala (Spain)
Antoni Zabala (Spain)Member of the Scientific Committee and Consultant of Escalae Institute
Pedagogue (UB) · Professor · Director of the indexed scientific journal Educational Innovation Classroom · Advisor of textbook publishers and education ministries · 6 books and 50 scientific articles on educational topics · Co-founder of Graó Editorial (specialized and recognized in the education sector).
Pedro Navareño
Pedro NavareñoMember of the Scientific Committee and Consultant of Escalae Institute
Master degree in history and pedagogy, master in centers and educational program assessments, elementary school teacher for about 18 years, school counselor for 4 years, and education inspector for 15 years. Assistant professor in the Secondary School Master at US and UAM. Lecturer at teachers and principals training. Author of numerous articles. Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Educational Management and Organization Journal FEAE (2006-2009). He has given lectures in Spain and Latin America. He is author of the blog: http://reflexioneseducativa.blogspot.com/

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