Ms. Melissa found her love for Montessori in college after taking a Montessori education class.
After graduating from San Jose State with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development in 2012 she went on to earn a Montessori Credential in Primary Education from the Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
Her Montessori career began as a Lead Guide in the toddler community at Calaveras Montessori School.
Two years later, she was promoted into the primary community and became the Lead Guide at Crescent Montessori School. Soon after she was promoted again as the Head of School.
As a Head of School, she pulls from her experiences in the classroom at both age levels and brings that knowledge & experience to an administrative level.
What inspires her most about the Montessori education is the philosophy of the child as a whole.
This concept really spoke to her because she believes education should be about more than just academics but the child as an independent individual.
Being able to guide and support each child as they grow and discover in their own way gives her the greatest joy as a Montessori educator.