Narlly Solano Mendez

Narlly Solano Mendez

Dario Christian Academy

Ciudad de Dario, Matagalpa, Nicaragua


Organization & Life

Narlly Solano Mendez is the Executive Director of Dario Christian Academy located in Ciudad Dario, Matagalpa, Nicaragua. She is responsible for vision-casting, establishing a culture built upon relationships, as well as the general oversight of school operations and staff.

As a native Nicaraguan, God called her back to Nicaragua to turn the school into what it is today. Over the last 15 years, she has seen what God can do when He is given control. Narlly graduated with a BA in Education from Washington State University in 2003. Narlly is married to her Husband Julio, and they have 3 children, Julieta, Abigail, and Josias.

School Kids

Dario Christian Academy was started in 2004. Over the last 15 years, Narlly has grown it from a one classroom school to a highly regarded K-12 school with over 385 students and 40 faculty members.

The school focuses on providing students with a quality education that equips them with a Biblical worldview and an understanding of respect, hard work, and God's love.


Narlly's faith greatly impacts her leadership of Dario Christian Academy. In her words, "The Gospel is why we do what we do." She believes strongly in servant leadership and passing that belief on to everyone she leads. She believes that educating students with a Biblical worldview will equip them to lead in whatever area God calls them to.