HEAD OF SCHOOL | LEAD TEACHER
While completing her undergraduate degree, Taylor did a series of observations at a Montessori school and instantly fell in love with the peaceful environment and independence of the children. After these few observations, she knew she had to pursue a career in Montessori. Previously, Taylor taught in both traditional and Spanish-immersion preschools. She has a B.I.S. in Child Psychology, Spanish, and Xicanx Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Education and AMS Montessori certification from the University of Wisconsin.
Taylor’s graduate research focused on yoga and mindfulness, and she is passionate about incorporating these kinds of activities into the classroom.
Natah was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She is fluent in Hmong and loves to teach about her culture. She graduated from St. Catherine University with a major in Women Studies.
Most of her work experiences are in education. In college, she became a tutor and fell in love with educating students of all ages. Her greatest teaching experience was teaching English overseas in Beijing, China. She has been teaching preschool since 2016.
Shortly after graduating from Mounds View High School in 2012, Natalia realized her true passion was working with children. She has over 5 years’ experience working with kids.
A few years ago, Natalia was an Assistant Teacher at a Montessori preschool and was introduced to the method. She truly enjoyed every aspect of teaching and learned that children have just as much to offer us as we do them. She knows that some of the most important qualities to have while working with children are patience and flexibility. It is her goal to ensure every child receives the best care that they deserve.