As a former traditional Teacher/ Administrator for the past 10 years, I thought I had worked in all types of quality educational facilities, but when I walked into a Montessori classroom for the first time, it was an eye-opening experience to me.
In college you have your educational courses that cover the different theories in education. The difference in seeing the Montessori Method in action compared to reading about it, is amazing. Now I understand why I was so frustrated in a traditional school environment. It is difficult when the school’s expectations are that every child is on the same learning level and the classroom is teacher led.
As a professional, I struggled with trying to make sure that every child was equal, when they are not. There was no room for individual creativity. The advantage of Montessori is having the ability to focus on the journey of each and every child and to create that special, individualized and quality environment for each of them.
Being at Rockledge Montessori, allows the teachers and I to be the nurturer, encourager, facilitator and educator in each child’s life. It is wonderful to know that this is where my journey in education was supposed to lead me; I feel professionally fulfilled at the end of each day knowing that I am part of such a quality educational program. It is a privilege to me to be part of Rockledge Montessori!