Welcome to my passion.
You know you are doing what you are supposed to when you enjoy it, think about it often, can separate it from other parts of your life, and can’t imagine doing anything else.
Greenhouse Montessori was created from a passion for providing an environment for children to learn and have fun. The “greenhouse” was originally a place for children to have themed birthday parties where they could play, interact, and learn, without even realizing that fun and learning could be the same thing. As a former elementary teacher, I incorporated learning, fun, and respect, in my classroom at every opportunity. When it came time for my child to go to school and into the care of others, it was with much trial and error that Montessori Education was found. The idea of giving young children the knowledge to be independent, self-disciplined, focused students who work at their own ability, no matter the age, was very intriguing. As the preschool was started, the Montessori philosophy paralleled my beliefs so much, I then decided to take training to become AMS certified.
Greenhouse Montessori is what I want for my own children, a place of love and learning that encourages discovery and individuality. The learning family that we have at our school is very special. Family involvement is an important part of Greenhouse Montessori and the relationships built among the children, teachers, and families are irreplaceable. This school is as much a part of me that I am of it. I appreciate the importance of the development of the brain from 0-6 years and know that the students in my school are being molded during the time with us.
This place has been a part of my life for about 9 years. It is my home away from home and I truly enjoy coming to work for something I strongly believe in everyday. I began as a party planner, transitioned into assisting and teaching, and am now happy to help as the assistant director. I graduated in 2014 with my Bachelors in Communication from Arizona State University. My main goal is to provide support throughout the school to help get through day-to-day as smoothly and successfully as possible. I am available to help in any way I can to continue the growth of our beautiful community. I am so fortunate to work with the students, parents and staff here at Greenhouse and I look forward to creating and experiencing another year of wonderful memories.
My name is Miss Julie and I am the lead toddler teacher at Greenhouse Montessori. I am excited to share another year with the toddlers.
Hello my name is Miss Sharon. I am excited to be co-teaching with Miss Jennifer in the Primary class at Greenhouse Montessori School. I have 7 years Montessori teaching experience in the Kyrene School District. It is a joy to guide, inspire and empower our next generation.
I am originally from New Jersey and have lived in Arizona since 1996. I have also lived in Pennsylvania, New York City, Hawaii and California. My son Doug was born in Hawaii. Doug is an ASU graduate and began his love for learning in Montessori school.
My name is Ashley and I am the Toddler classroom assistant and aftercare coordinator. My husband and I recently moved from Iowa to Arizona, and I’m loving it here! I’ve been working in a Montessori classroom since 2008. When I started working in Montessori I felt like I found my true purpose in life, what I was meant to do. I love knowing I’m helping mold independent individuals. Although this is my first school year at Greenhouse, it already feels like my home away from home and I’m enjoying getting to know the children and families.