“I love being a positive leader and influence in people’s lives; especially children. Children are the most precious thing in this world. Their pure and uncensored innocence is something to be cherished and encouraged. I attended the Montessori Learning Center as a small child and was blessed with being raised in the very same environment. After I completed the Montessori Training and certification program, I then graduated from The University of Utah with a Bachelors degree in “Family Science and Human Development.” I love providing an environment that will allow them to grow and develop in all the ways that will promote their full potential and happiness. My role as a teacher brings me joy, fulfillment and inspiration. Teaching your precious children is such an honor to me and I truly cherish the moments spent with all of them.”
“I found Montessori when I enrolled my son in the Elementary program, and then my daughter in the Sr. Preschool. As I began to read and learn more about Montessori, I was astounded and amazed as my children began to blossom right before my eyes! As opportunities were presented to help at Montessori I became a part of the staff and I was so excited about the things I was learning that I began the Montessori Training program with Miss Ali. When a Head Teacher position became available, I found a career that has been deeply enriching as I have watched the children grow and learn as Maria Montessori expounded. The Montessori Training program touched cords within as I have been with these beautiful children. Working with your children is a joy and a privilege.”
One of my greatest desires is to figure out what I can do to enable and encourage my children to become thinkers and doers – independent individuals that can and will make the world a better place. I have learned that my role, both as a parent and as a teacher, is to guide and provide… more than it is to “teach”. As a Montessori teacher I strive to create a special environment; one that provides the children with a unique and safe experience each day, enabling and encouraging them to explore their surroundings and discover who they want to become. It is so exciting for me to be a part of this each day and to share the journey with these amazing little people!
From a very young age, I knew that I wanted to teach and work with children. I have always been fascinated by their innocence and intelligence. At age 21, I completed my first year teaching at a public elementary school, graduated from BYU in Elementary Education, got married and had twins! I continued studying and reading anything I could about teaching, child raising, positive discipline, healthy sleeping habits, and emotional intelligence. As soon as I found out about the Montessori Learning Center, I was not only eager to have my children attend but I was very excited to be trained as a Montessori teacher. When placed in an environment which is conducive to learning, growth, and creativity, children actually love to learn! The principles, life lessons, exceptional methods of teaching reading and writing, and the love that each child receives individually, are only a few of the reasons I love being part of this school.
“I have always been fascinated by the Montessori Method, especially since I was home schooled using it and Spalding as a child. So I was very excited to have the opportunity of taking Montessori training in 2001 shortly after returning from George Wythe College. Over the more than 8 years, I have worked here, I have become even more convinced of its value. I am continually amazed at what these children can do and love seeing their faces light up as they learn and grow. Over and over again I have seen children excel and go beyond anyone’s expectations. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with your children and be a part of this amazing program. As a parent I am continually impressed with the things my daughter has learned in her five years here at Montessori.”
“I first discovered Montessori while attending Brigham Young University, and I was immediately impressed. The students were in a loving, comfortable environment and were independently and happily being productive. I began working with the Jr. Preschool Program in 2009, and soon moved up to the Sr. Preschool, where I was personally trained by Miss Ali in the Montessori Method. I continued to train and learn the process of the downstairs Elementary classes, were I am currently teaching. I have seen so many students learn, grow, and become successful because they were given the tools to do so. Reading “Montessori from the Start” gave me even more insight to how wonderful the program was, as I became a mommy and enrolled my own sweet daughter at the school. I am continually amazed by this program and the great strides my students make as we teach them the skills that will help them succeed in all aspects of their lives.”
“I like to consider myself both an educator and a ‘creative inspirer’. Having grown up in a large family, what drew me to teaching was my love of taking care of my younger siblings and teaching them. It all started when I helped teach my younger brother and sister to read, since then I’ve gone on to study elementary education at Northland Pioneer college in Arizona. I have been sharing my passion of learning at Montessori Learning Center since 2009 when I began my Montessori Training and certification and trained with Miss Ali. I immediately recognized and loved the strong educational foundation it provides in children’s lives and I continue to see that development unfold. I am so happy to be with Montessori for what a privilege it is to work with children to develop in them a genuine love of learning, to see the light in their eyes, and make learning one of the best experiences ever.”
“I am one of those people who has always truly loved being in school. I loved it for all of the predictable reasons—friends, hot lunch, recess, etc—but also, more than anything, I loved school because of my wonderful teachers. I didn’t always grasp the impact they had, but now I see it so clearly. Going to school was a fantastic experience for me because my teachers made it one. That’s why I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to inspire our students to enjoy school as much as I always have. Everything I’ve learned during my Montessori training has made me more confident than ever that I’m in the right place to do just that. After earning my degree in English, I became a Montessori Trainee here at Montessori, where my understanding and love for our precious students grows every day. I’m so excited to work in an environment in which confidence, independence, knowledge and character cannot help but flourish.”