The relationship with the child is our curriculum.
Children develop great trust in their caregivers through personalized and intimate caregiving activities. As caregivers, we believe that everything we do--how we hold a baby, pick up a child, respond to their cries, talk to a child and others around them--helps the child create an understanding of their value as a person, their place in the world, and how they can engage with the world around them.
I was part of the first graduating class at Community Montessori and I took RIE training (Resources for Infant Educarers) during the summer of 2015. I get to bring my son, Liam, and daughter, Renna, to work with me every day!
I first learned about the Montessori pedagogy back in the University of Paris (France) while studying for my Bachelor degree in education. I immediately knew I wanted to become a Montessori teacher. I am a certified Montessori teacher for infants and toddlers. I worked 5 years as a lead teacher at Kenwood Montessori School in Louisville before joining Community Montessori.
I have been part of this amazing community since 2014. I have 3 kids, all of whom attend Community Montessori. Before taking this position I worked at a locally owned nursing boutique, nurturing strong nursing relationships between mother and baby. I was also a professional photographer for 10 years focusing on family and birth photography.
I was an elementary special education teacher since 2010 before decided to stay home with my children. I joined CM as a parent when my oldest child entered preschool. Montessori education felt like the most respectful and nurturing learning environment. I am excited to be part of the CM team. It has been a wonderful journey to watch my five children grow through CM, and it's a joy to get to be a part of that experience for other families.
"It is such a gift to not only know that my two babies' basic needs are being met, but that their emotional, social, and intellectual selves are being nurtured as well. I drop them off each day with confidence that they are receiving care that may even exceed what I could offer them at home!"
HB, Community Nurtury Parent