Upon completion of a degree in business, Melissa began her work in Montessori as an assistant. Her love of Montessori led her to pursue her Early Childhood Montessori Credential from the Center for Montessori Teacher Education/ NC. Upon receiving this AMS credential, Melissa then taught as a lead teacher at St. Mark Montessori Preschool for two years. The following year Melissa became the Director of St. Mark Montessori Preschool, continuing to be a lead teacher as well. Melissa has been a primary lead teacher for two years and is going on her fifth year as a primary lead teacher and Director. Melissa has three children, all three of whom went through this Montessori program.
The Montessori method allows me to be a witness to a child’s natural way of learning. We recognize each child as an individual and seek development of the whole child; social, physical, emotional, and academic. We prepare the environment to encourage independence. In a Montessori environment everything is linked and interwoven. Each child is allowed freedom with responsibility.
At Sandpiper Montessori our children are allowed to grow to their potential. All three of my children attended Montessori Preschool. I watched each of them learn and grow in a Montessori environment, allowing encouragement of their individual gifts and talents that have carried them successfully throughout their lives. I now get to observe and cultivate this richness in your child, and for me, this is the greatest gift.