Ms. Cindy joined Montessori School of Silicon Valley in February 2021 as an Assistant Teacher in our primary community at Main Street Montessori, but after just 8 short months she became Assistant Head of School while continuing to also work in the primary community as an Assistant Teacher at our Calaveras location. Most recently, in July 2022 she was promoted to Head of School at our Cabrillo location.
After graduating from California State University Sacramento in 2018 with her Bachelor’s in Child Development, Ms. Cindy worked as a teacher’s aide at Carroll Elementary in Elk Grove prior to joining MSOSV. She is currently enrolled in a Preventative Health, Safety and Nutrition class through Theoria Technical College to further her knowledge as she grows in her role as Head of School.
From a young age she knew that she wanted a career path that would allow her to work with children, and her third grade teacher played a role in that and became a real source of inspiration. The love and care her third grade teacher presented gravitated Ms. Cindy toward wanting to do the same for children. She wants to be able to provide her students with the best experience that they will remember through their adolescent years. In addition, it is rewarding when parents share their positive experiences, which inspires her to continue working closely with the families.
As Head of School, Ms. Cindy has the privilege of communicating with families and building a relationship that instills love and trust with their children as well as building bonds with her teachers and ensuring that tasks are being met, and ensuring that all this is done with a big smile! She also admires watching each child’s different personalities shine through their own work as well as being able to watch the children grow and accomplish different milestones while learning to do it independently.
In her spare time she loves spending time with her son at the park or lounging on the couch binge watching her favorite TV shows with a nice cold beverage in hand. You might also find her experimenting different recipes in the kitchen, like keto dinners and desserts!
Fun fact: Ms. Cindy enjoys collecting post cards and magnets when traveling to different places. So perhaps the next time you visit a new place, consider sending her a post card!