Kaitlin Calabrese

Hello Families,

I’m so happy to be a part of this beautiful community at Athena. I am going into my third year as a Tots Lead Guide. I’m passionate about Montessori philosophy and grateful to serve such a remarkable age group.

I’m originally from Maine and moved to Austin six years ago to be closer to my sister, Brie and escape the cold winters in Maine . I always knew I wanted to help people and I practiced massage therapy for a short time until I discovered my love for Montessori through my sister. As I learned more from her about the philosophy and approach, I knew it was the path for me.

Having worked with toddlers for 6 years now, I find observing the development that children go through at this age to be so fascinating. I feel honored to be able to help give them the opportunity to flourish cognitively, physically, and emotionally in a loving and nurturing Montessori environment.

After a few years in the classroom, I pursued a certification program with The Center for Guided Montessori Studies and completed the IMC Infant-Toddler program in March of 2018.

When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy practicing yoga, doing all things outdoors, and spending time with loved ones.

I look forward to beginning the school year and meeting all who will be new to my classroom!



Athena Montessori Academy

1503 Morgan Lane Austin, TX 78704
Parking Lot:
1400 West Ben White BLVD Austin, TX 78704
Tel: (512) 494-6237
Fax: (512) 693-0065
“Athena is Montessori with flexibility. What a perfect combination of Montessori learning and respect with fun. As a working parent I find the after care options and extracurricular programs to be priceless!”
- Rose Koransky (Child now attending Zilker Elementary)