Primary 3 Assistant Guide
My name is Tiffany Herrera. I will be assisting in Primary 5 for the 2020-2021 school year. I am currently attending Texas State University and am on a path to get my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Special Education. This will be my third year here at Athena and I look forward to working alongside Drew and Zach.
I previously worked at a tourist attraction, Natural Bridge Caverns, in San Antonio, where I spent the past four years. I gave tours and was a main lead in our sales department. I am originally from New Mexico, but moved to Texas about ten years ago and have made Austin my new home.
Growing up I always loved the art of teaching and enjoyed watching my teachers light up as they taught. I knew from a young age that that was what I wanted to do when I grew up. As I started my research on teaching and the different styles, I was very drawn to Montessori. Self-paced, hands-on, classroom integrated learning that helped benefit the child in both an intellectual and emotional way was really fascinating to me. When looking for a place to learn more about Montessori I chose Athena because I felt a bond right away with the staff and environment. Everyone is very kind-hearted, and they’re amazing teachers!
I am very grateful for this opportunity, and I look forward to getting to learn alongside your child.