Assistant Head of School
My Stats: Years at TMA: 6
My Passions: Montessori, sports, outdoor adventures
My Hobbies: Coaching girls select softball, reading
If you were only allowed one item and one food on a deserted island, what would you bring?
Iced mocha and iPhone
What is your favorite Montessori material and why?
Trinomial cube... because it is the three dimensional form of an algebraic equation. Awesome!
Lead Infant "Nido" Guide
My Stats: Years Teaching: 13 | Years at TMA: 6months/p>
My Passions: My family, my job and chocolate
My Hobbies: Singing, embroidery, shopping
A multi tool and fruit
The mobiles because that's where it all begins!
Early Childhood Intern
My Stats: Years Teaching: 7 | Years at TMA: 1
My Passions: Family, Brazilian food, and Christmas time
My Hobbies: Singing, cooking and teaching
A Hemm Sailboat and Acai pure
The Sandpaper Letters: With the sandpaper letters the teacher will introduce the phonetic sounds to the child. They are able to see, touch, and say (hear) a phonetics sounds. It is the beginning of the magical moment that the child learns to read and write.
Extended Day Staff / Substitute Teacher
My Stats: Years Teaching: 14 | Years at TMA: 9
My Passions: Coffee, essential oils, and music
My Hobbies: Cooking, reading, listneing to music
Lavender tea tree oil and macaroni and cheese
The Checkerboard for multiplication because you can multiply big numbers on it, in a very concrete way. It's most like multiplying on paper to me.
Toddler Assistant Teacher
My Stats: Years Teaching: 13 | Years at TMA: 1
My Passions: Shopping, traveling, and going to my son's ball games
My Hobbies: Collecting candles
Cajun boiled shrimp (yum)
I would have to say the laminating machine it just makes things look so professional and neat.
My Stats: Years Teaching: 25 | Years at TMA: 7
My Passions: Family, Music, the Beach
My Hobbies: Reading, singing, swimming, animals
My kindle and tacos.
The rugs to put works on. I am a very tidy person and dislike clutter. I like the orderliness of the rugs.
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
My Stats: Years at TMA: 4
My Passions: Family, Football, and Cars
My Hobbies: Origami, gaming, sports, outdoors, and grilling
A hammock and a bacon burger.
The pink block tower!
My Stats: Years Teaching: 13 | Years at TMA: 3
My Passions: Relaxing,spending time with family and friends
My Hobbies: Gardening
A family photo and a delicious mango
The golden beads introduce operations and mathematical process in an amazing way, I wish I could have learned math this way.
My Stats: Years Teaching: 3 | Years at TMA: 5
My Passions: My family
My Hobbies: Sports!!!
My one food is Marble Slab and a spoon!!
What is your favorite Montessori material and why?
My Stats: Years Teaching: 30 | Years at TMA: 3
My Passions: White water rafting, caving, world travel
My Hobbies: Rock and mineral hunting, collecting comics
Music and Computer Specialist
My Stats: Years Teaching: 20 | Years at TMA: 7
My Passions: Gardening, movies, music
My Hobbies: Piano, ponding, playing piano, home improvement
Director of Marketing and Admissions
My Stats: Years at TMA: 3
My Passions: Ayurveda and camping
My Hobbies: Yoga, backyard chickens
My favorite water bottle and grilled cheese
My favorite material is kids tracing countries, punching them out, and making a map
Extended Day Staff - Infant/Toddler
My Stats: Years Teaching: 5 | Years at TMA: 5
My Passions: Chocolate, flowers & family/friends
My Hobbies: Scrapbooking, arts & crafts
Soap & Chocolate?!
I love the golden bead material. It is such a unique way to introduce the decimal system. It is truly an incredible way to teach children math. I remember thinking during my training how math would have been so much easier if I had worked with the Montessori golden bead material!
Nido (Infant) Assistant Teacher
My Stats: Years Teaching: 20 | Years at TMA: 2
My Passions: Shoes, Dishes, Books
My Hobbies: Hosting, Reading, Cooking, Party Planning
Chicken and a picture of my children
I don't know if I Have a favorite. I love all the work in a Montessori classroom, because it allows for the child to be self-sufficient.
Early Childhood Teacher
My Stats: Years Teaching: 27 | Years at TMA: 27
My Passions: My family, friends, puppy, and my faith
My Hobbies: Reading, listening to "oldies" music, and walking
My mascara and an apple
I would have to say the math area in general. They are the most inviting and beautiful works. The foundation for many concepts and skills are found in this area and it allows the child to develop thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. All the materials are designed with such precision.
My Stats: Years Teaching: 20 | Years at TMA: 20
My Passions: Being a mom, my sweet schnauzer, Slurpees
My Hobbies: Scrapbooking, organizing stuff, watching old sitcoms
My bed, spaghetti, oh wait...a Slurpee machine!
It's too hard to single out just one material...so I won't. My favorite "aspect" of Montessori is being able to guide the development of the whole child.
My Stats: Years at TMA: 1
My Passions: Coffee, books, and flowers
My Hobbies: Reading, gardening, and going on road trips
A copy of Lord of the Flies by William Golding and spaghetti and meatballs.
The Bead Chains because they make math more tangible for children in multiple levels.
My Stats: Years at TMA: 19
Toddler Teacher Assistant
My Passions: Family, church and relaxing
My Hobbies: Cooking, shopping and traveling
Bed and Tamale pie
Montessori Multiplication Bead Board - This is a great way to learn your multiplication and division! I wish I had this method of learning my multiplication and division it's a simple and fun way to explore math.
Head of School
My Stats: Years Teaching: 4-6th Latin teacher 17 yrs; Greek & Latin Roots 15 | Years at TMA: 20
My Passions: Boxster, dogs/cats/horse, flying pig collection
My Hobbies: Hanging out with family,friends,horse; quiet time
A Bible and coconut cream pie
Golden Bead Demonstration Tray and 45 Layout. Who would have thought you could introduce place value to children younger than 5? Dr. Montessori did and created a plethora of hands-on materials that help children develop a mental model of how math works.
My Stats: Years Teaching: 1 | Years at TMA: 1
My Passions: Reading, Running, Laughing
My Hobbies: Translating Latin and Greek. Eating food
Ovid's Metamorphosis. Noodles!
Cubing materials. I have never seen anything so well explained! I can now see math in a new way and it actually makes sense.
RaeManda (Rae) Carew
My Stats: Years at TMA: This will be my first year at TMA
My Hobbies: Reading, going on vacation, photography
My Kindle, chocolate chip cookies
I love all of Practical Life. I enjoying watching children learn about caring for themselves and their environment.
My Stats: Years Teaching: 8 | Years at TMA: 9
My Passions: Family time, movies, and shopping!
My Hobbies: Travelling
Dessert... I love it!!! Radio
The teen board.. It's just so amazing how the child ends up learning his teens. A reason and a fact behind every step and every new idea the child is approached with.
Upper Elementary Teacher
My Stats: Years Teaching: 10 | Years at TMA: 9
My Passions: My family, Mexican food, and going to live theater
My Hobbies: Reading, going to the movies and live theater
Chapstick and hamburgers!
The Square Root material because it's sheer genius! Anyone can understand square roots after they master it.
Early Childhood Teacher and Spanish Specialist
My Stats: Years Teaching: 25 | Years at TMA: 6
My Passions: Trees, children's books, beverages
My Hobbies: Walking, listening to music
A radio (with power) and hamburger
The continent maps because they teach the children about the world and are rarely found in other education environments.
Extended Day Coordinator
My Stats: Years Teaching: 18 | Years at TMA: 18
My Passions: Shopping, dinner with friends and good wine
My Hobbies: Shopping and babysitting my grandchildren
I would bring my iPad to face time my people while eating a bag of chips!
I am always impressed to see children master work skills with the 45 lay out. To me it's one of the most beautiful floor work that I witnessed at school. When Kameryn did it for the first time, I cried!
My Stats: Years Teaching: 30 | Years at TMA: 26
My Passions: Spending time with Mali, learning new things, and travel
My Hobbies: Reading
A book and tuna roll
Checkerboard ... Brilliant!
My Stats: Years Teaching: 3 | Years at TMA: 1
My Passions: Art and sunshine
My Hobbies: Arts and crafts and writing
If I could only bring one thing, I would bring my pillow! If I could only bring one food I would probably eat mac and cheese every day!
My favorite material in the classroom is any practical life work. I love seeing that the kids are able to do things that will be of such great importance in the future.
My Stats: Years Teaching: 25 | Years at TMA: 15
My Passions: Family, outdoors, movement
My Hobbies: Mountain biking, paddle boarding, movement
Water Filter and avocado
Wild scape - Nature Research shows it turns on the Brain for optimal growth for learning!!!