2013 Current Projects Include: Establishing a Montessori preschool in Nigeria through an non-profit organization, building procurement has been made and teacher training is in works via uploaded lessons and skype sessions. Primary contact for all Montessori needs, materials, lessons and continued development of teachers and school growth. Currently working on personal website and blog pertaining to Montessori education and Montessori inspired materials,visit our site at: realmontessorihelp.com. Facebook page: Real Montessori Help Previous Professional Experience- see resume inserts below: Montessori Children’s House, Fort Worth, TX 2010 – 2012 Early Childhood Teacher Teacher in the toddler community for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Responsibilites include: classroom preparation with appropriate materials based upon class age and children's abilites, fostering independence in the children's practial life skills, snack preparation, daily record keeping and reflecting on the child's growth, conference preparation and conference meeting with parents, assisting in parent education, and continuing to further my professional development through Montessori continuing education courses. Montessori Children's House, Fort Worth, TX 2007-2010 Montessori Certified Early Childhood Teacher in a Montessori environment for thirty children - aged three to six, which includes the preschool and kindergarten program. Responsible for classroom set up, management and lesson preparations through daily and weekly reviews of children’s progress in practical life, sensorial, math, language, cultural, science, geography and art areas. Handling of volunteer arrangements and preparation requirements for special monthly studies. Preparing required documents and evaluations on each child twice a year for conference with parents on progress of child. TAI CHI instructor for children aged six to twelve teaching Tai Chi 4 Kids and Tai Chi for Beginners. In charge of after care program: arranging group games, snack preparations, and playground attendance for ages three to twelve. Discovery Bay Learning Center, Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras August 2010-November 2010 Transferred internationally to set up a Montessori school with classrooms for ages 4 and ages 5 and 6 year olds. Assisted owner in acquiring Honduran accreditation for the Kindergarten/1st Grade Class. Teacher for Kindergarten/1st Grade class utilizing Montessori methods and self created materials with some traditional sytle Montessori materials. Classroom consisted of eleven students ranging in age from five to six years. Lessons given in math, language, science, geography, writing, reading, cultural, history. Montessori Children’s House, Fort Worth, TX 2006, 2007, 2008 Substitute Teacher and Lunch Bunch Teacher Substitute teacher in the early childhood environment for children aged three to six. Responsibilities as substitute included overseeing lessons in the practical life and sensorial areas of the classroom, snack preparations, clean up of area and playground attendance. Lunch Bunch teacher responsibilities included getting tables cleaned and set up for lunch group of children aged three to six, assisting child with lunch needs, overseeing playground and/or indoor activities. Montessori on Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, TX 2004, 2005 Class Librarian as volunteer Responsible for gathering weekly library books pertaining to study of classroom with children aged three to six. Volunteer mother for special projects. Education: Montessori Early Childhood Certification - Shelton Training Academy, Dallas, TX – 2008 – 2009 Tai Chi certification – Dr. Paul Lam, Tai Chi for Health – 2004 – 2005 Associates Degree Education – Tarrant County College – 2007/2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Love and Logic Course Completion – 2009 Continued teaching education through school related professional developments – 2009,2010,2011 CPR and First Aid Certified - 2009, 2010, 2011
Certified and diploma through the American Montessori Society. Montessori traditional and applied methods. Art and cultural lessons. Love and logic discipline. Peace in the classroom. Tai Chi for health and wellness.
Who's Who Among American High Schoolers - 1987/1988 Who's Who Among American College Students - 1988/1989 Partial Scholarship for Montessori Certification
Graduated high school in 1988. Associates Degree in Business - 1994 Associates Degree in Education - 2008 American Montessori Society Certified - 2009
A highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, specializing in Montessori education and care for children in the early childhood years. Presenting parent education ideas following Montessori principles and love and logic parenting. Continuing informal teacher education abroad to teachers interested in applying the Montessori method.