"The work of the teacher is that of a guide" - Maria Montessori
Universidad Educares, Santiago-Chile
Early Childhood Education, 1987
Washington Montessori Institute, AMI Primary Diploma 1994
Head of School/Primary classroom Directress
Carmen taught at the Montessori School of Oakton for 9 years before opening her school in the South Riding area. All three of her boys attended a Montessori school for their primary and elementary years and she credits their leadership skills and independence to those early years! Carmen’s dedication to the Montessori philosophy is shown daily in the classroom. Carmen has opened MSSR doors to children in the autism spectrum with high aspirations that by having an inclusion model program at MSSR, other Montessori schools will do the same.
Loyola College, Liberal Arts, 1990
University of New Mexico, Masters of Special Education,1997
AMS Primary Diploma Northeastern Montessori Institute, 2006
Primary classroom Assistant
Señora Gloria has been at MSSR since its opening in 2003. She was one of the first families that enrolled her children in our school as a parent and Yoga teacher. Having taught children in high school, then middle, then elementary she understands the importance of early childhood education. She loved the program and philosophy so much that she decided to take the AMS training. She joined our school in 2008. Gloria loves to sing, dance and play with her children.
University Femenina, Lima-Peru 1987
Special Education background
Primary classroom assistant
Fabiola has been at MSSR since 2003. She brings with her a beautiful Spanish language that she speaks to the children at all times. She loves to cook with the children. "Cocinando con Miss Fabiola" is a favorite activity for all children, where she introduces them to many different cultures around the world. She is the mother of two daughters and her favorite activities are cooking and dancing!
Coastal Carolina University, Elementary Education, 1996
Northern Virginia Community College, Liberal Arts, 2003
AMS Primary Diploma Northeastern Montessori Institute, 2005
After having her first child, Lindsay returned to the work field but needed to be with her children. She began as an assistant at a Montessori school, loved it, and through connections, was asked to take the Montessori training. She later became a Lead Montessori teacher and helped start a brand new school. Both of her children have attended MSSR since 2008.
Lindsay joined our school in 2009 as our assistant administrator.
She enjoys playing piano, yoga/dancing, reading, and spending quality time with her family. She is thrilled to be part of the MSSR family!