’m Pamela Chavarria and I am a primary teacher in the Beowawe classroom. I graduated from the Montessori Institute of San Diego in 2009 with an AMI diploma (ages 2-6), and I just completed my 11th year teaching at High Desert Montessori School. I fell in love with the method/philosophy because of the profound respect Dr. Montessori had for children and their developmental stages. In addition to teaching, I find it rewarding to serve as a translator for our Hispanic families. My oldest daughter has been a student at HDMS since 2003 and the newest addition to our family attends the infant/toddler program. In my free time I enjoy baking and spending time with my family.