I’m originally from Milwaukee, WI, and attended University of WI-Madison for my undergrad in Child and Family Studies, emphasis Pk-3. I moved to Boulder in ‘98, where I taught Preschool at both the Infant and Toddler levels, as well as working in a health club and doing lots of nannying. During my time in Boulder, I obtained my Masters Degree from CU, in Instruction and Curriculum, emphasis Elementary. After six years in Boulder, I moved to Denver, and taught first grade for Adams 14. In 2006, I moved to Hawaii for a year, and then Santa Barbara, CA, for two, where I was the Director of Admissions at a Montessori school that served children 18 months-6th grade. In August of ‘09, I (finally) made it back to Colorado, where I intend on staying, and in August of ’10, I joined the team at MAC.
Personal Info - hobbies, interests, inspirations
I love to travel (perhaps that’s obvious,) volunteer, read, practice yoga, and am slowly but surely teaching myself how to cook. I also own a small business, AlexOrganize, LLC, which provides hands-on organizing for both personal and professional settings. I draw inspiration from each and every person I meet; everybody has a story to tell.
Montessori Moment - favorite quotes from students, anecdotes
Although I had exposure to Montessori during my undergrad student teaching, it wasn’t until the Director of Admissions position in Santa Barbara that I really “drank the kool aid.” Giving informational tours to the public deepened my understanding and appreciation for the Montessori philosophy and methodology, and I know for sure that going forward, any work I do in the field of education will be Montessori based. It just makes good sense.