In 1993, Gabriel Liévano entered the Gimnasio Moderno to teach the art of obtaining images by capturing the light. As a teacher of photography, he knew how to internalize the spirit of the school; and then, over the years, as Course Director and as Coordinator of the area of Arts, he had the ability to know how to multiply that egregore, the collective thinking which identifies the school, among parents, children and the co-workers.
Liévano’s life has always revolved around his passions: education and the lenses of a camera. After he finished high school, he studied architecture in the Universidad de America. But his love for photography encouraged him to make a change and therefore he studied advertising at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, a place where he has been a professor since the year 1982. He took a postgraduate program in Teaching in the Universidad Santo Tomás and has also been a professor in the Universidad Sergio Arboleda.
Among his projects as the new coordinator of Primary Education, there is the objective of humanizing the daily life of teachers with their students. Creating spaces for their relationships to be lived from the heart; and in this way, allowing them to recognize themselves, as individuals who are building a society.
Gabriel firmly believes in a pedagogy and a formative work that guides all the efforts in order educate children as good people. He knows that in his team he has wonderful and committed teachers, whom he wants to invite to solve difficulties in the classroom in the best way: talking and understanding the others.
His career as a teacher of the school, now offers him a new challenge: to project his light to ignite the soul of children and families from Second Grade to Fifth Grade Decroly.
In the interview, “El Raquetazo” (The Racket), which the students made to him for the newscast “La Raqueta” in 2017, Gabriel confessed that the hardest thing of being a teacher of the Gimnasio Moderno, is to learn to teach. And he warns that he refers to aspects such as ‘trust, patience, knowledge; and above all, knowing how to learn from students’.
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The entire community celebrates the appointment of Gabriel “Koco” Liévano in his new position and wishes him the best, a position from where he will continue to spread the school spirit for sure.