Sydney Frideley (They/Them)

Tots 3 Assistant Guide
Hello Athena families!

I am very excited to be part of this incredible school. I have always loved working among passionate people and never has that been more present than in my work with the Montessori community. 

I was born in Austin and am the oldest sibling of a large family. Living in Austin has given me many opportunities to flourish in nature. I have always loved the green belt, taking hikes in close-by parks, and kayaking through our beautiful rivers and lakes. I also spend my weekends trying to connect with our community and improve it for the better through volunteer work. I believe you should be the change you want to see in your world and there is no better way to do so than volunteering your time to neighbors in need.

Truly my interest in childcare began in high school when I assisted running a Montessori summer camp for the first time. Seeing how clever and full of life even the youngest children were and how Montessori protected that instinct inspired me to learn more about how I could aid in cultivating that environment.

I am so happy to continue my journey as a support and after school guide in the Tots class. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing their development at this age, as every moment is an opportunity to show any child they are capable of anything. I cherish these moments and am honored to aid in your child’s journey to discovering their way in the world.

Sydney Frideley