It’s time! Time to start a “teacher feature” blog series highlighting our amazing Montessori teachers.
The level of experience, passion, diversity, and dedication that Montessori Tides School teachers bring into the lives of our students every day truly sets us apart. Collectively, our faculty has 183 years of Montessori experience!
In this special first edition of our teacher feature blog series, we are introducing a new faculty member. The new educators that join our community are a hand-selected group of incredible individuals who are just as excited about authentic Montessori as we are.
Curious about Ms. Hillary’s new Toddler Assistant, Anna Schultz?
Ms. Anna was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She loves her special hometown, the ancient capital of Japan, where modern and traditional cultures exist together and mingle. She moved to Jacksonville about 3 years ago. She is currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program for Early Childhood Education at FSCJ. She is enjoying the beach life.
Anna was one of 22 participants to attend The Montessori Framework, an Assistants Course facilitated by Kathy Graham. The course is held every year at Montessori Tides School for teachers, assistant teachers, administration and parents. Anna’s response to the training was inspiring. She said about the experience: “The training marked an incredible beginning of my journey as an educator. The profound words of Maria Montessori really showed me how we should approach children with love and respect. The training evoked in me love and appreciation for life and mankind. Through the training, I learned the importance of self-reflection and cooperation to nurture the hidden treasure in each and every child. I want to embrace the philosophy in every aspect of my life. Thank you Ms. Kathy for this wonderful opportunity and all the faculty and parents who joined the training.”
We are thrilled to add Anna to our dedicated team of teachers at Montessori Tides School.
Look ahead for our next Tides Teacher Feature, where we share special highlights of other Tides teachers.