Ms. Wendy was born in Brooklyn, New York. She later relocated here to New Mexico where she met her husband and started substituting for APS. She was eventually introduced to the Montessori Method and fell in love. Ms. Wendy received her National Center for Montessori Education (NCME) Primary Certification in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She is also a current member of the American Montessori Society (AMS), The Montessori Foundation, The New Mexico Montessori Network, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Ms. Wendy has two daughters, and is a grandmother of four. In her free time, she enjoys leisurely reading, interior decorating, and fashion design.
Ms. Rosalba is from Costa Rica and studied Sociology before moving the the United States in 1998. Ms. Rosalba worked at Montessori of the Rio Grande in the toddler room. She then went to Academy Montessori and was the assistant in the 3-6 classroom. When Academy closed down, Ms. Rosalba came to Mountain View Montessori. Ms. Rosalba likes to travel and working with children.
Ms. Brittany was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She graduated from Sandia High School. During her senior year of high school, she began working with young children, and realized that she had a true passion to help children grow and be successful. She is currently continuing her education in the field of early childhood and hopes to complete her Child Development Certificate soon. She recently decided to discover what the Montessori Philosophy is all about. She fell in love with it right away, and hopes to become a trained Montessori instructor in the future.
Ms. Brittany has been playing softball for over 14 years and it is a big part of her life. She enjoys other outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and star gazing. She also enjoys acrylic and oil painting in her spare time.
Ms. Renee was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her 3-6 certificate from the World Wide Montessori online training program. She also has her certificate in Early Care, Education and family support. Ms. Renee has been working for over 18 years as an assistant and lead teacher in toddler and 3-6 environments and absolutely loves it. She and her husband have been married for twenty years and have two wonderful sons. Both of her children attended Montessori schools and are now excelling academically. In her spare time, you can find Ms. Renee volunteering at her church.
Ms. Tami was born in Lovington, New Mexico but has been living in Albuquerque ever since she can remember. Children have always had a very special place in her heart. She greatly enjoys taking care of them as well as the elderly. Ms. Tami is new to Montessori but hopes to use her kind, nurturing personality to lead the toddlers on their path to success. In her free time, Ms. Tami enjoys taking early morning walks and meeting new people.
Pilar was born and raised in San Francisco. She has a background in the travel industry and performing arts. She met Frank Leto in SF and moved to Oahu, Hawaii, where Frank worked as a Montessori teacher trainer and educator at several Montessori schools. She worked at the Front Desk of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and continued teaching, and performing Brazilian and Afro-Cuban folkloric dances. Pilar and Frank have been married 40 years with 2 children, who are Montessori alumni. Pilar and Frank were brought to Albuquerque to work at Montessori schools. They have traveled nationally and internationally as Montessori educators and performers. They produce annual concerts for children and Carnaval, hiring the great artists of New Mexico.
Mr. Ethan was born in Ulm, Germany but grew up in Dolores, Colorado. Mr. Ethan is Ms. Susan's oldest child. Mr. Ethan began his work experience in the food industry. He has enjoyed getting to know the children here at MVM. His hobbies include baking, gardening, and fishing.