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I knew from a very early age that I was going to be involved with the education of young children. At 18-years-old, I became an Au Pair for a Count and Countess at Lindenberg Castle in Denmark. I took care of their three children for a year and then returned to the U.S. to start my studies in child development.
I received my B.A. from San Francisco State University and started working as an assistant in a Montessori school in the Upper Elementary 9-12 age class; I found them to be very intelligent and challenging. The following year, I tested my interests with the Lower Elementary 6-9 age students; their socializing and emotions ran high. Later on, an opening in the Primary 2-6 age class became available and there I had found my niche. I stayed as an assistant for many years until one day I realized that “I could do this,” and become a Directress (as they were called in those days).
Pursuing my teaching niche, I attended the college of Notre Dame, California, then received my American Montessori Society (AMS) certificate and taught for eight years until my son was born. My daughter, born two years later continued my “Montessori in the Home program” until our family settled here in Washington. I returned to the Montessori Primary classroom teaching for five years, realizing again that, “I can do this” and opened my own Montessori School in the year 2005.
Opening the Montessori Farmhouse School has been my lifelong dream - creating an environment where nature plays a key role in the education of young children. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part in a child’s life, and to provide children with the skills to become independent learners, growing up so they can make a difference in their world.