y name is Laura Martin and I teach lower elementary in the Nightingale classroom. I graduated from The University of North Dakota with a B.A. in elementary education and a minor in special education. After that, I obtained my ESL endorsement from The University of Phoenix. I finished my Montessori training at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota and I obtained my master’s in education from Loyola University in 2013. I enjoy the Montessori philosophy because we strive to foster a love of learning in each child. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my dogs and traveling.