Monday, March 28th, 2022

I am so delighted to join Growing Light Montessori for this new school year. My name is
Rebecca. I just arrived in the Bay Area this month from Nashville,
Tennessee. I was lucky enough to spend the majority of my childhood education in
Montessori—from age two to middle school—and it nurtured my curiosity and
encouraged me to find my own unique interests. Following high school as a creative
writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy, I spent a year volunteering at the Association
for des Quartiers IDMAJ in Morocco where I taught English as a second language to
children in the slums of Casablanca. I then returned to work at Abintra Montessori
school in Nashville as an assistant guide in the primary classroom and a helper to
children with special needs. Since 2016, I’ve worked at One Tree Tutorial Enrichment, a
unique program that blended a homeschool experience Monday’s and Friday’s with
in-person Montessori education Tuesday through Thursday. In addition to lessons in the
sensorial and practical life areas, I presented art instruction to both primary and
elementary students. I believe strongly that everyone is an artist, and I love to combine
my interests in cultural studies with my passion for art. I will be pursuing formal
Montessori education this summer and look forward to continuing to learn and receive
my certification. I can’t wait to meet you and your children.