Special Services

What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

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Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

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What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

I began teaching while going to college and quickly changed my major to education. I have taught specialized programs and all grade kinder to 8th grade. I have enjoyed each level of need and grade for various unique reasons. My experience has been with the Washoe County School district. After having a previous colleague move to High Desert Montessori and listening to her testimony I could not pass up the opportunity to bring myself a new challenge and to be able to align myself with others that share my same beliefs.

Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

After being in education for the past 15 years I am deeply drawn to being able to meet students where they are and cultivate their love of learning. Meeting the needs of the student so they are able to learn and develop a love of learning.

What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

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Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

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What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

I have my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno. I have worked for the Washoe County School District in that role Fall of 2012 to the Spring of 2023. I have worked with pre-k through 8th grade students in that time. I have worked with a variety of kiddos with a range of speech and language challenges as well as those with more complex struggles. I have been a parent in this community for several years and am overjoyed to be able to bring my student centered approach to the students here. I look forward to supporting students in the Montessori community with their communication.

Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

I believe that the purpose of school-based Speech and Language support is to help kiddos achieve what they want to as a human and not solely as an academic being. I believe that kiddos and their families are able to identify their priorities for improving communication. I love that Montessori supports the child as a whole and believes in their ability to express age-appropriate autonomy. Our public charter Montessori school allows a more diverse range of families to be able to participate and benefit.

What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

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Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

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What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

I have a bachelor degree in special and elementary education from UNR and a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Lesley College.  I was an educator in WCSD for 30 years teaching special education and lower elementary grades. 

Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

My grandchildren started preschool at HDMS several years ago, and I have been providing small group instruction in reading for the past few years.  I believe that many different options should be available to children and families when educating children.  I enjoy seeing the variety of classrooms and the approaches used by the HDMS staff.

What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

I was placed at High Desert Montessori School through the Foster Grandparent program. I have worked with at-risk youth for many years.

Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

This is my first experience working with a charter school. I believe every child is entitled to a good education.

What is your experience and training and how did you come to our school?

I was placed at High Desert Montessori School through the Foster Grandparent program. I have always loved serving my community and working with the public.

Why do you believe in our public charter Montessori school?

I have volunteered at High Desert Montessori School for over ten years because I just love it here. The staff are wonderful and reading with the children brings a smile to my face.