What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?
My High Desert Montessori experience started as a parent. Both of my son’s attended HDMS my oldest started in Kindergarten and my youngest was 3 years old. I was working as a teacher’s assistant for WCSD at the time, but was so taken with the community here that I approached one of my children’s assistants and told her to keep me in mind if there were any openings. It wasn’t long after I let my intentions be known that I was invited for an interview. I became the assistant in the Excelsior classroom. I was the assistant in Excelsior for 31/2 years before I completed my teacher licensure and became the teacher in the Excelsior classroom.
Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?
Prior to becoming an assistant at HDMS, I had no desire to become a teacher. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this was inspiring, this was the WAY to teach. I began my licensure program after my first school year. If Montessori’s methods could inspire me as an adult, her methods are exactly what children need to be excited to become life long learners as well. The children at HDMS are surrounded by adults who truly want to help them become the best versions of themselves every step of the way, even if they are not involved with the child throughout the day.