Hello, Dear Families!
I have been part of this incredible community for a long time as I am in my tenth year at Athena Montessori Academy and my seventh in the Tots community. I am so excited to continue my role in the Tots 1 classroom as Lead guide!
I was working at a coffee shop when I first learned about Montessori Education. There was a family with a young boy who would frequent the shop. Their son was the one who would place the order and pay. While the drinks were prepared we would have short conversations. He was a student at Athena, in his final year. What I noticed was his confidence and his love of learning! One day he told me that I should visit the school and his dad gave me Lisl’s contact information. The way the doors opened for me from that introduction were serendipitous and I found myself feeling like I’d come home. I’ve always had a love of spending time with children and it wasn’t until I found the respect of the child that the Montessori method fosters and the positive impact it has on the rest of their life that I found my calling.
Working with children 18 months to 3 years of age is my favorite. It’s a time of such discovery and unfolding and the children teach me so much! I love how the community of families in our class comes together and how the culture we create provides a safe and exciting experience each day.
When I’m not in the class, I enjoy bouldering, hiking, camping, making art, reading, visiting coffee shops, and spending time with my friends and pets. I have two dogs, a black lab named Echo, and an Australian Kelpie named Kaia, and two cats, a long haired rag-doll named Jupiter, and a short-haired tabby named Jovian.
I’m looking forward to getting to know you all. It’s going to be an incredible year!