Meet our American Montessori Staff

The first thing required of a teacher is that she be rightly disposed for her task… it is not sufficient to have a merely theoretical knowledge of education.
Maria Montessori

Please read below to learn more about our teachers and their qualifications. We pride ourselves on having a very dedicated staff. Their professionalism and dedication to American Montessori makes us a unique team of staff with minimum to no staff turnover. You will see that most teachers have been with us for over 5 – 10 years.

misssandyMiss Sandy is the founder/owner and directress of American Montessori schools. She is an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) certified Montessori teacher. Her experience consists of working with children in 7 different schools around the world and here in Minnesota. She has over 24 years of Montessori experience as a teacher, directress and owner.  She is married to Jim Bunnell, a successful system administrator for a global Software Development company, he also does all the accounting and web design work for the school, they have 3 children and a German Shepherd. She opened American Montessori with 1 student back in 1997, currently we have 2 locations and we have over 70 children and 11 staff members, including our specialty staff. She loves to travel and read.

misszulekha

Miss Zulekha is our certified Kindergarten Montessori teacher. She is AMS (American Montessori Society) certified.  She has over 18 years experience and she also holds an Associate Degree in Child Development. She has been with us for the past 15 years. She is married and has 3 children. Her hobbies are music, art and reading.

misstheresa

Miss Theresa is our Toddler Teacher, she is a graduate from St. Paul Technical Institute and she has over 20 years of experience as a teacher in 3 different reputable child care centers. She is teacher certified and has been with us for over 10 years. She lives with her husband.

misskelly

Miss Kelly is one of our assistant teachers, she is a certified assistant teacher from Rasmussen Business College. She has over 15 years of childcare experience. She is married and has 2 children. She has been with us for the last 5 years.

missmariza

Miss Mariza is one of our Art and Spanish teachers, she is married, has 2 daughters and speaks fluent Spanish. Her artistic abilities can be seen in her art projects she does with the children. She has been with us for the last 7+ years.

missping

Miss Ping is our Preschool Teacher in our Primary room. she is a certified teacher with 5 years experience. Miss ping lives with her husband and children.

missalisha

Miss Alisha is one our preschool teachers. She has 2 years experience in childcare and is doing a wonderful job. She is currently enrolled in college and finishing her degree. She has been with us for the last 2 years.

missblanca

Miss Blanca is one of our teacher assistants. She has 3 years experience in childcare and is doing a wonderful job. She is currently enrolled in college working towards her degree.

misskarla

Miss Karla is one our teacher assistants. She has 3 years experience in childcare and is doing a wonderful job. She is currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Development course to obtain her teaching certificate.

missmariclea

Miss Maricela is one our teacher assistants. She has 1 years experience in childcare and is doing a wonderful job.

missaracely

Miss Aracely is one our teacher assistants. She has 1 years experience in childcare and is doing a wonderful job.

missnatalya

Miss Natalya has a Master of Fine Arts equivalent in music, with specialization in piano, cello and flute. She is has been teaching piano and cello at all levels since 1978 and is a member of National Minnesota Music Teacher Association. She teaches our students, keyboard lessons, how to read notes, listen to the beats and how to play the flute.

Jobs

While we are not currently looking for any employees, please feel free to submit a resume

  • Teachers – Looking for Teachers, prefer AMI/AMS certified. Job consists of showing children Montessori method, having class plans, etc.
  • Assistant Teachers – Looking for Assistant Teachers. Your job would be to assist teachers with daily classroom activities.
  • Aides – Looking for Aides. Your job would be to aide teachers & assistants, help them with the daily activities.

If you are interested in any of the above job listings, please email us with your resume and application to jobs@americanmontessori.com or call us at 952-736-1004 .

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