Monday, March 28th, 2022

Hello and welcome to a new exciting school year at Growing Light Montessori. My name
is Susan, and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher. I have been a Montessorian
for the past 25 years, receiving my bachelors in early childhood education and
Montessori studies from California State University Hayward. To increase my knowledge
on human behaviors, I attended John F. Kennedy University where I received my
Masters and Doctorate in Psychology. My interest in Montessori education began when
I enrolled my son in a Montessori school many years ago. The more I studied Maria
Montessori’s philosophy, the more I was convinced that this was the job for me. I have
always believed that children need to be given the opportunity to learn by trial and error
using their senses and imagination in order to gain confidence. Montessori philosophy
focuses on “follow the child.” This method allows children to choose their jobs, learning
them through trial and error as well as respecting their peers’ jobs through learning of
the boundaries. Montessori curriculum allows children to express their opinions through
telling stories and public speaking to name a few. My focus is going to be on helping
each child in addition to learning their math, science and language, to also gain
confidence and independence.