My upbringing is different from what you might imagine a Montessorian to be. I am a first generation Xicana. As an only child growing up in the projects without a father, and later an emancipated teen, my trajectory didn’t seem very promising to others. However, my journey to become The Montessori Teacher is a story of perseverance guided by a deep appreciation for education and a love of learning. Staying true to these values has allowed me to create a vision of a future unlike anything I witnessed or experienced as a child.
Never one to follow the beaten path, I always knew I’d be first in my family to graduate college and marry outside of my culture. My love of learning led me to become the first person in my family to have a professional career dedicated to serving & giving back to the community that shaped me. When the time came for me to have a child of her own, my desire to break toxic family cycles led me to take a leap of faith in myself and pursue what would be my first Master’s degree.
While obtaining my Master’s, I came across Montessori for the first time. I was immediately captivated by it’s promise of peace, love & justice. From that point on Montessori and I became inseparable. I had found what I didn’t know I had been looking for. Some may have said it became an obsession. This infatuation led me to integrate the Montessori Method into both my lifestyle and career. Montessori had so much to offer: an inner transformation that helped heal wounds and provide an inner peace & stability in my soul.
A lifelong learner with a non-conformist spirit, I have earned two Master’s degrees in education, and about a dozen credentials. Making these intentional career choices has given me an unmatched perspective and diversity in experience.
I now homeschool my two children alongside my husband and am a Montessori Holistic Coach, guiding dedicated parents & educators through their own transformative journeys.