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 and is currently enrolled in the Montessori Assistant’s training at the Montessori Center of Minnesota.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Kristen attended college at St. Cloud State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, Kristen moved to Colorado and became very interested in the Montessori method of education and the possibilities it offered children at a young age. In 2003 Kristen completed her training as a certified instructor for infants and toddlers from The Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado.
She has worked in Montessori classrooms in the United States and Abroad for 20 years. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys reading, yoga, spending, time with family and skiing.She loves the special way children anchor her in the present and is honored to consider the fresh perspectives of her Montessori friends each day.