Spanish Instructor

Originally from Mexico City, Edgar has lived in the United States for about 30 years. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in International Marketing and an M.A. in Modern Languages from The University of Mississippi. Before his teaching career move, Edgar traveled extensively worldwide as an international sales executive for a furniture manufacturer. For the past 11 years, he has worked with language learners as young as three years old up to college students. He currently teaches Spanish at The University of Mississippi. 

In 2018, Edgar was recognized as National Teacher of the Year by the AATSP in Salamanca, Spain. In 2015, he was recognized as Teacher of Excellence by the MFLA. Currently, Edgar serves as Executive Director for the Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA) and is the Mississippi representative of the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL). Edgar has been a driving force in implementing the Mississippi Seal of Biliteracy, where he has served as co-chair. Edgar continues to be an active speaker and language learning advocate at different local, regional, national, and international conferences. He is thrilled to be part of the Freestyle Languages team and help students reach their language proficiency goals.

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