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Anita Trent, Preprimary Lead Teacher

 

Anita Fisher-Trent is beginning her sixth year as Lead Teacher in the Red Oak classroom.  Anita came to MSGL as a parent of her three enrolled sons in August of 2001.  She served as a board member for four years.  After working in the area of social work in the Lafayette/West Lafayette community for 12 years, coming to MSGL as a teacher was a new and exciting beginning.  

 

Anita lives in West Lafayette with her husband, Jim, and their four children.  As a parent she works to instill independence and peace in her home.  Together, as a family the Trent’s enjoy camping, traveling, reading, riding bikes, family nights, West Lafayette football, soccer, and their much loved dog, Ranger.  

 

Anita went to Purdue University and studied Child Development and Family Studies.  As a professional, Anita was given the opportunity to study with the West Ed group and became certified as an Infant and Toddler Specialist.  

 

 

Anita is a certified doula, yet not practicing at this time. She practices yoga and teaches yoga at a West Lafayette studio. 

 

One of Anita’s favorite Maria Montessori quotes after receiving recognition for her great work;

 

Your action, ladies and gentlemen, in giving me this honour, has brought to my mind a very simple and homely smile. Have you noticed when you try to point out something to your dog? He does not look in the direction you are pointing, but at your outstretched hand and finger. I cannot help but think you are in a somewhat similar way in paying so much attention to me. I am pointing-as I have never ceased to point for the past forty years –to someone outside myself, and you are saying in effect, “What a handsome finger she has! And what a beautiful ring she is wearing!” The highest honour and deepest gratitude you can pay me it to turn your attention from me in the direction in which I am pointing-to The child. 

 

 

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