I joined MAC in 2005 as an Assistant in TC3. I fell in love with Montessori and decided to complete my Montessori 0-3 Infant to Toddler training. In 2011 I was offered a Lead position in the Nido 1 classroom; I am continuing to experience the joy of providing a safe and inviting environment for the babies.
From the age of 3 through sixth grade, I attended a local Montessori school, but it wasn’t until I started working at MAC in May of 2009 as a substitute teacher that I realized teaching at a Montessori school is where I truly wanted to be. After six months as a substitute, I was offered a co-teacher position in TC3, where I worked for 4 years. In 2013, I obtained my 0-3 Montessori certificate from The Montessori Institute and accepted the position of Nido After School Coordinator.
I earned a Bachelors degree with honors from the University of Rochester. I received my 0-3 years AMI training from The Montessori Institute of Colorado. I have worked as a Nido lead at MAC since 2009 but previously held the position of Toddler lead and worked in a Primary classroom as a co-teacher. In addition, I have worked as a nanny for 3+ years, as well as a tutor and did after school care for the YMCA.
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I have been at MAC since June 2012. I first started as the Nido Extended Day Coordinator, and I am currently the Lead Directress in Nido 3. I just earned my bachelor's degree in Human Development from The Metropolitan State College of Denver; I am earning my Montessori 0-3 Infant to Toddler training. Being a teacher is such a rewarding, humbling, challenging, and life-changing experience. It's not for everyone, but it is for me; it always has been and always will be.
The classroom focuses on two basic needs of the infant—a safe bonded relationship between adult and child and the development of the child’s growing sense of self and independence.
The word ‘Nido’ is derived from the Italian word meaning ‘nest’ and it conveys the spirit of the infant environment. Our classrooms are comforting, warm and inviting with care being taken to provide nurturing, calm stimulation to enhance the development of the young child. The classroom focuses on two basic needs of the infant—a safe bonded relationship between adult and child and the development of the child’s growing sense of self and independence.