Lead Primary Guide
Ms. Tina has been working in education for over 10 years in K-12 and with adults. After working in the tech industry for four years in adult education, she realized that her passion was with children.
Being a Montessori child herself, she was drawn to go back and get her AMI Montessori training from Montessori Northwest, Portland in 2018. From 2018-2020 she was a Montessori assistant teacher in Oakland before joining Montessori School of Silicon Valley in 2021.
Ms. Tina believes in the philosophy that the hands are the instrument of the mind. With Montessori being a hands-on approach to learning, it allows the child to use their hands to build their intelligence, confidence, and personality. She loves seeing the concentration and engagement the children have with their work. How they use their hands to problem solve, manipulate, feel, work, learn, and discover.
Ms. Tina was born in Taiwan and can speak fluent Mandarin. She also speaks a little bit of French and Japanese. In her free time she enjoys finding new trails to bike and hike, knitting blankets, hats, and sweaters, reading mystery novels, baking lots of different treats, discovering new places, and playing with her two cats Azula and Zuko.