Meet the Founders of Pronto Spanish
It started out as a dream. “What if we can take an idea that we are passionate about and grow a business? A business that helps connect people? A business that allows one of us to be home with your children while they are young?” That dream started over 17 years ago. Three children later (now all teenagers), our dream continues to grow. We started with Spanish Immersion Weekends in 2002 and a conversational Spanish curriculum in 2007. It has now grown to teaching Spanish to thousands of new students online each year. Here’s to the dream!
Tara Bradley Williams
Lead Instructional Designer
Tara Bradley Williams, co-Founder of Pronto Spanish, is the instructional designer for all of Pronto Spanish courses and materials. Tara has over 25 years of Spanish and ELL teaching experience at the high school, community college, and corporate training levels. She studied Spanish in Toledo, Spain and has lived and worked overseas with FEYDA. She has traveled extensively in Spanish-speaking countries. In addition to her work with Pronto Spanish, she also authors and facilitates several online Spanish courses with ed2go.
Jim Williams, PhD
Jim Williams, co-founder of Pronto Spanish, has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field including roles as a software engineer, project manager, corporate trainer, and university professor. He currently teaches computer science courses at UW-Madison. Jim is the lead software engineer on Pronto Spanish technical projects, as well as Tara’s biggest supporter.