Minnesota Staff

Juliann Determan

Bilingual Area Manager Minnesota Region

Juliann graduated in 2013 from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Sociology. She has taken every possible opportunity to travel the world and has been to many places – Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Panama, Uruguay, Brazil…but the most memorable moments occurred when she traveled the true country sides of Panama (and climbing the highest volcano!), Uruguay, and Brazil. Her favorite part of those trips was staying with local families, experiencing their culture and delicious food, and getting to see the side of these beautiful countries that most tourists don’t get to see!

She has spent the last 5 1/2 years working in administration for a Spanish Immersion Intercultural preschool in Minnesota. In her time there, she grew professionally while leading a team of early childhood educators . She started learning Spanish at the age of 12, and she joined Futura to be able to inspire other children to learn a second language at a young age too! Her passion for not only the Spanish language but the beautiful culture that accompanies it are what have led her to Futura.

Please contact Juliann regarding Spanish programs or employment opportunities in Minnesota:
Telephone: (952) 261-4105
Email:  Juliann@FuturaAdventures.com

Sandy O’Keefe

Program Coordinator for Wisconsin and Minnesota

Sandy came to Futura Language Professionals in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of WI – Madison.  Her degree provided her with the knowledge that exposing children to ethnic and cultural experiences at an early age will allow them to become diversified and confident young individuals with an increased appreciation for life.  Upon graduation Sandy taught 4-year-old preschool at a learning center in Madison, where she designed and instructed lesson plans focused around specific themes.  She also assisted the center in becoming nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  After Sandy moved back to her hometown near Milwaukee, she began an extensive 7-year career in marketing and administrative services.  In addition to serving as the liaison for our parents and schools in the Wisconsin and Minnesota regions, Sandy is an active mother of two elementary-aged children.  She believes that exposing children to early language learning is a bridge to another culture and a doorway to a larger world.

Please contact Sandy with any questions related to our Enrichment programs:
Telephone: 262-719-9332
Email: SandyO@FuturaAdventures.com