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The environment is arranged according to subject area, and children are always free to move around the room instead of staying at desks. There is no limit to how long a child can work with a piece of material. At any one time in a day all subjects – math, language, science, history, geography, art, music, etc., will be studied at all levels. 

Deacon Rev. Miguel Baguer II

Deacon Rev.
Miguel Baguer II

Mother Mandy Brady

Interim Rector
Mother Mandy Brady

Head of School
Ms. Leslie Lasseville

Admissions Director
Ms. Christy Ponce de Leon

After School Director
Ms. Blanca Isern

Human Resources
Ms. Daniela Pinto

School/Parish Administrator
Ms. Cecilia Braham

Library
Ms. Martha Lucia Gonzalez

Music Teacher
Mr. Marcos Hernandez

Physical Education Teacher
Ms. Vera Alessi

STEM Teacher
Dr. Sean Buckreis

Spanish Teacher
Ms. Cristina Escobar

IT
Mr. Liddo Mejias

Custodian
Santos Martinez

Maintenance
Guido Mora

Seahorse

Teacher
Ms. Carly Sarmiento

Assistant
Ms. Ana Luz Garcia

Assistant
Ms. Amelia Viciana

Sea Star

Teacher
Ms. Nina Vazquez

Assistant
Ms. Zenaida Sinfontes

Assistant
Ms. Maryuri Murillo

Angelfish

Teacher
Ms. Olga Pereira

Co-Teacher
Ms. Marisol Angulo

Assistant
Ms. Andrea Auza

Clownfish

Teacher
Ms. Lissette Laurencio

Co-Teacher
Ms. Renee Gardil

Assistant
Ms. Danice Galvan

Parrotfish

Teacher
Ms. Belina Lopez

Co-Teacher
Ms. Bahar Subasi

Assistant
Ms. Carmen Massiani

Sea Turtle

Teacher
Ms. Solana Corradi

Assistant
Ms. Gloria Mejia

Manta Rays

Teacher
Ms. Jessica Miller

Assistant
Ms. Bibiana Comas

Dolphins

Teacher
Ms. Patricia Rest

Assistant
Ms. Ana Maria Campillo

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was, in many ways, ahead of her time. Born in the town of Chiaravalle, in the province of Ancona, Italy, she became the first female physician in Italy upon her graduation from medical school in 1896. Maria’s clinical observations led her to analyze how children learn, and she concluded that they build themselves from what they find in their environment. Her desire to help children was so strong that, in 1906, Maria gave up her medical practice. She founded the first “Children’s House.” What eventually became the Montessori method developed there, based on Maria’s scientific observations of children’s almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their environment.
 
“Children Teach Themselves.” This simple but profound truth inspired Montessori’s lifelong pursuit of educational reform, methodology, psychology, teaching and teacher training — all based on her dedication to furthering the self-creative process of the child. It was easy to see that development stages were different for each child and optimum learning occurs when the child is ready. But the teacher must be ready, as well, and therefore always watching for signs it is time to present more material. She said that the teacher’s role was not to teach, but to prepare and arrange a series of learning opportunities that each child can move through instinctively.
 
Maria Montessori died in Noordwijk, Holland in 1952, but her work lives on through the Association Montessori Internaionale (AMI), the organization she founded to carry on her work.
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