Laurie Stevens

Chattanooga native but world traveler at heart, Laurie has a passion for culture and language. She has more than eight years of experience in the Spanish language and culture through teaching, studying, working and living abroad. She holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Spanish from Berry College and spent a summer in college attending the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. After graduation, she moved to Costa Rica to attend a language school and immerse herself fully in the language and culture. It was this experience that inspired her to create the Chattanooga School of Language. To her, it’s a result of a belief and first hand experiences of the life-changing effects of language learning and cultural immersion. She currently serves as a member of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club and has served on the Board of Directors for the International Business Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

Rachelle Barr

Rachelle is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she was homeschooled and dreamed of traveling and learning languages though she spent most of her days… 

Paige Moffett

Programs and Operations Manager From 2017-2020, Paige worked alongside Emily and Teo Valdés as a founding team member of Language South and El Pueblo Spanish… 

Jessie LaPlue

After growing up in Tennessee, Jessie’s international travels (30+ countries so far!) have given her a deep interest in world cultures and the ways they…