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Pia Long

Pia Long

I first fell in love with Montessori when my daughter Zuri was in a Toddler Environment, and she came home talking about "metal insects" and "nomenclatures". I sincerely thought there were metal insects as a language lesson. When I realized these were metal insets of various geometric shapes, I was astonished. How could a toddler even say nomenclature? I was fascinated that my child was isolating parts of plants and animals through working puzzles and naming parts of plants and animals at her young age. I graduated from the College of Wooster with a BA in Spanish and a minor in Chemistry and since then I have worked in various Montessori environments over the last 15 years. In 2013, I joined the MAC community as a Toddler teacher but missed teaching Spanish to children. I am thrilled to be able to combine my love for Montessori education and the Spanish language in my work with our Elementary students.