Montessori School of Durham

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About Me

I was grateful to join the MCHD community in 2017 as a Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher. A native Floridian, I graduated from New College of Florida, a non-traditional liberal arts college, with a BA in Psychology/Spanish Language and Culture. As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to work closely with a Montessori school and fell in love with the philosophy and pedagogy. I moved to Durham with my husband Rob and our two cats, Manny and Maisy. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy hiking, running, reading, baking, and spending time with family. 
 
Current Professional Development
 
Completed CPR & First Aid certification in 2017-2018
Completed Stewards of Children training in 2017-18
Completed ALICE Active Shooter Response training in 2017-18