"The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination."

Maria Montessori

 

H. Catacora - Director

Haydee received a BSc in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Peru in 2000, where she was born and raised. After an opportunity to travel abroad and having raised her two daughters, she found her passion as an educator of young children, and worked on earning her American Montessori Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Development in Tucson, AZ. After spending four years working in a Montessori environment, she decided to establish the Montessori Learning School in order to provide children a hands-on and discovery based learning experience based on the scientific pedagogy of world-renowned Dr. Maria Montessori.

 

L. Trew - Primary Teacher

Lilian graduated from Miriam College with a BA in Child Development and Education. She completed her Association Montessori International (AMI) Primary (3 to 6 year olds) training at the Montessori Institute Northwest in 1995 and Assistants to Infancy (birth to 3) training at the Montessori Institute of San Diego in 2000. She has worked as a teacher in both traditional and Montessori schools in Manila, California and Arizona. With her AMI training and knowledge gained from numerous workshops, Lilian recognizes that each child is different and can be reached in different ways. She enjoys the challenge of guiding each student to reach his/her full potential.

A. Schrauf - Toddler Infant Teacher

Andrea has been working with infants and toddlers for about 9 years. During that time she has continued to improve her skills by attending periodic training courses and workshops on infant care and health, and holds several training certificates. Andrea is passionate about working with the kids in her charge and takes her responsibilities with the utmost seriousness and dedication. The kids in her charge are naturally attracted to her sweet and loving manner and their parents have frequently expressed their appreciation and comfort with the level of care that she provides.

V. Diaz - Toddler Teacher Assistant

Vasthi has been working with children for 7 years. Ever since she started, she enjoys every moment of it. She likes how energetic, creative and smart they are. She has worked with infants and toddlers in previous children centers, and she is also working towards earning her Child Development Associate Degree.

F. Maya - Toddler Teacher Assistant / Administrative Assistant

Flora began her career in Phoenix in 1984, as a kindergarten assistant. In 1985 she enrolled to the Central Arizona College to begin classes in Early Childhood Education, earning her C.D.A Child Development Associate. Flora always had a passion to work with young children. Later she moved to Mohave County and began to work with W.A.C.O.G. Head Start as a teacher, also receiving her National CDA assessment. Flora worked for 13 years with Head Start, loving all the challenges and hands on work with special needs and low-income children. During this time she continued college and attended numerous training and workshops. In 2003 Flora was offered a position as Director and with lots of thinking and consideration, she accepted this challenging opportunity. She served the community of Kingman, ran and operated a successful center. Flora brings more than 30 years of experience to our school.

A. Rodriguez - Primary Teacher Assistant

Bio coming soon.