I’ve been involved in Montessori education since 2001. Through my own two children’s experiences as Montessori students, I witnessed the deep learning that happened following the Montessori Method; it provided valuable life skills, allowed my children’s unique talents and skills to unfold naturally, individual innate urges and motivation to guide them in a non-competitive, peaceful prepared environment. As an involved parent, my interest and commitment to Montessori education grew as I researched and read books by and about Dr. Maria Montessori and her scientifically based pedagogy. My respect for the Montessori learning method became my lifestyle approach and created a lasting positive impact for our whole family!
I earned an Early Childhood Montessori Certification through MACTE, have been a Montessori Early Childhood Primary lead teacher and business owner since 2005, a member of the International Montessori Council, a member of NAMTA as well as the American Montessori Society, a member of the Organization for Child Care Directors in Montgomery County, a member of the Frederick County Child Care Directors Association, and I continue to pursue professional growth and development opportunities since I enjoy working towards achieving my highest potential. This has included receiving my B.A. degree from the University of Maryland in 1991 and working in the real estate world in the local Frederick community until 2005 when I left to follow my love of children and passion for the Montessori education.
I started by opening Children’s House at Holly Hill in Montgomery County, and later opening a second location under the name, Meadows Montessori, in the Frederick community. To keep a balance, I love spending time in nature, with family and friends, reading inspirational and spiritual books, yoga, meditation, and quiet moments by myself. My greatest accomplishments are in mothering my daughter and son (a college senior and a high school senior both graduating in 2020), and being married to my husband, TJ, for more than 24 years!
I’m very excited for this new school year and continue to offer the very best to our Meadows Family! I welcome your questions, comments, feedback and/or ideas on how we at Meadows Montessori can partner with families to ensure best possible outcomes for the children and our school’s long-term success. Thank you for your trust, support, and diligence in raising children the Montessori way. Please plan to attend parent education nights, school-wide events, participate in our school community’s Parent Volunteer Group, and learn more about Dr. Montessori, her life and work. Let’s “grow…change…learn” as we continue our journey together at Meadows Montessori!