About Me



¡Hola! I am Maria Acuña, the founder of Alphabet Space and creator of My Space Friends.

I have been teaching Spanish as a second language for the last twenty one years at the The Advent School, an elementary school in Boston, Massachusetts. I have created and taught the Spanish Curriculum of this great Elementary school (now from Second through Sixth Grade) and continue to enrich it everyday with art and games among other things!

Previous to this, I taught English as a Second Language to children from Preschool to Third grade in my native country, Venezuela.  Additionally I have worked as an illustrator and graphic designer.   This knowledge of graphic arts and my love for visual arts has enriched my teaching (and learning) all my life!  It allows me to create all the materials and Space Friends! you see in this website.

I can speak Spanish, English, Korean (Advanced Beginner) and Italian (Beginner).

I received my master’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at the Universidad Nacional Abierta in Caracas, Venezuela. I also completed a 3 year program in Graphic Design in the Instituto de Diseño Perera in Caracas, Venezuela.

I am blessed to use my love for children, language, design and cultures of this world in all that I do.

¡Muchas Gracias!   Thank you!   감사합니다!  Grazie!  For visiting this site!

Maria Gabriela Acuña