A Suntree Montessori teachers role is more that of a guide or a facilitator rather than a “teacher”. She guides the children through the curriculum sequences by providing lessons and key experiences that peek their interests, encourage further exploration, and thus allow children to make their own discoveries.
Dr. Montessori considered the science and art of observation to be a fundamental necessity for teachers to understand and support the individual development of each child. Therefore, our teachers become a “student of the child”. They utilize various observation techniques and assessments tools as they evaluate and record information about each child. From these, they are able to make individual lesson plans for each child while remaining alert to changes in the child’s interest, progress, mood, and behavior.
Meet Our Teachers
Jennie Moreno, Administrative Assistant
Jennie’s first experience with Montessori education was when her youngest sister attended preschool in the early 70’s. Her favorite thing about Montessori is the manner in which each child is learning in their own experience and the classroom materials are designed to encourage the child to further explore the environment. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jennie enjoys traveling and visiting art museums, photography, sketching and gardening in her spare time.
Jennie’s favorite quote from Maria Montessori:
“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies but the period from birth to the age of six… for that is when intelligence itself, (a child’s) great implement is being formed…”