How did you first become involved with Montessori education?
I first became involved through Montessori education through a friend who has a son a year older than my oldest. Through his first year of pre-primary at a Montessori school I got to hear about and witness the benefits of a Montessori education for my friend’s son and their whole family. Our son’s have similar personalities and I became convinced Montessori was the right choice for us.
How do you think a Montessori education benefits children?
A Montessori education benefits children in many ways. Most of which have to do with care for themselves, others and their environment. It is a level of conscientiousness and thought that I never expected out of my 3-5 year old. It helped my child to think about actions and consequences, to nurture a highly inquisitive and investigative nature and promote a love of learning that I’m convinced would not have been possible anywhere else. A Montessori education helps children know they are valued, that questions are important and that exploration is great!
What is your most memorable moment at MSGL?
My most memorable moment at MSGL was becoming a part of the board and being a part of the search process for a new Executive Director. So much time and effort was spent on the process, more than I had anticipated when I said yes! The group of people I worked with were very committed to doing a thorough and good job for our school. I was privileged to work with them and be a part of such a major transition for the school.