I began working at MAC in June 2005. I started as a Toddler assistant and then worked as a Nido Lead before moving into my current position as the TC 2 Lead. I have a certificate from the Montessori Institute of Denver – AMI Assistants to Infancy (0-3), June 2008 as well as becoming Director qualified through the Montessori Institute of Denver. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2003.
Personal Info – hobbies, interests, inspirations
When I am not furthering my knowledge of the Montessori philosophy and applying it to my work at MAC, I enjoy the performing arts, especially Polynesian Dancing, music, photography, crafts, yoga and snowboarding. I am very much inspired by my husband, Adam and my daughter, Kaya as well as the children I have worked with and continue to work with here at MAC.
Montessori Moment – favorite quotes from students, anecdotes
As an educator and advocate for children, I believe every child is born with capabilities that most people overlook because they are small and therefore seem helpless. In fact, when provided with an enriched, loving and prepared environment and the opportunities for growth and independence, these potentialities will manifest spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally in the child. My goal as a Montessori teacher is to adhere to the philosophy and use it to help bring these potentialities to the surface. This starts at birth. There is nothing more fulfilling than witnessing this development first hand when you have allowed for this to unravel on its own. It is truly one of the most beautiful things to experience.
“We are here to offer to this life, which came into the world by itself, the means necessary for its development, and having done that we must await this development with respect.” - Maria Montessori