Primary Program Directress

Leah is a Santa Barbara native, a Montessori mom and a Montessori child herself.  She received her AMI Primary training from Janet McDonell at the Washington Montessori Institute in 2001 and obtained her Masters in Montessori Education from Loyola University.  Leah has taught at AMI Montessori schools in Seattle, Marin County and Santa Barbara.


Primary Program Directress

Claudia was born and raised in El Salvador. She graduated from the University of Louisville in Counseling & Guidance and also has a degree in Special Education.  In 2015 she completed her AMI Montessori studies at the Montessori Institute of San Diego. Claudia has taught at AMI Montessori schools in Atlanta, Georgia, Los Angeles, Pasadena and Altadena, California.


Toddler Program Teacher

Nanette is a Santa Barbara native who brings 20+ years of early childhood teaching experience. She has her Early Childhood Education teaching credential and a Primary Montessori Certification. She's very creative with a strong art background. Her goal is to create a warm, inviting classroom that will continue to promote the young toddlers developmental growth.


Toddler Program Teacher

Rosie was born and raised in Goleta. While studying at UCSB she discovered her passion for working with young children and has been working in a preschool setting ever since. She appreciates children’s innate curiosity and respect for the world. Her goal is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment that allows children to explore and discover. 


Infant Program Teacher

Corina is a Southern California native. She has over 6 years experience in working with children and in a Montessori environment. Corina has her certificate in Early Childhood Education from Santa Barbara City College. She is committed to providing your child with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. She plans to continue her career in Montessori programs and desires to open her own school in the future. 


Infant Program Teacher

Itzy is a native of Santa Barbara. She holds 3 Early Childhood Education certificates from SBCC including Infant/Toddler development, ECE, and Associate Child Care Teacher. She chose this career early on in her studies and has loved it ever since. Her passion is to be able to be there for children and see them grow and develop from the youngest of ages. 


"And so we discover that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being." - Maria Montessori

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