About the Founder

My name is Doris Griep, I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. In 1982 I opened my own learning center in Lima Peru called “El Gato con Botas”. My learning center grew in an unexpected way giving education to more than 3000 students. I had it successfully for fifteen years when I decided to move to Minnesota. For the past fourteen years I have taught Spanish in a prestigious private school in our area from where I just regretfully resigned from, in order to follow my dream of my “Gato con Botas Learning Center” here in Minnesota.

Owner/Director

Owner/Director

Background and Education
I graduated as a Pre-school and Kindergarten teacher in 1978 and six years later I obtained my masters as a Speech and Hearing Specialist and Teacher for the Deaf in Lima, Peru. In 2005 I enrolled at Bethel University to obtain a masters in Spanish education. For many years I have taught Spanish even including adults, in a program through Anoka Ramsey Community College as well as in their Ukid program. I have taught Spanish to middle school age students, high school age students and adults with successful results. Knowing that children have a natural ability for learning, imagine the results that will come out of your children. As a parent of two boys nothing makes me prouder than seeing my children gain knowledge, and this is what I want to accomplish in your children.