My journey to education started with my father, who was a teacher for most of his life. I took a job assisting at a Montessori school in Seattle during college. Eventually, I chose to pursue education as a career. I obtained a BA from the UW in History (teaching major), then received a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. I have been teaching full time since 1995 when helped found The Village Schoolhouse Montessori. I left Early-childhood education for five years as a 5th/6th grade Catholic school teacher along the way. When I returned, it was to begin the Academy program. The Academy offers an emphasis on social and emotional well-being typical of the Montessori classroom, with a more traditional curriculum approach.
Field Trips past and present...
-Issaquah History Museum
-Museum of Flight
-Issaquah Alps woodland trails
-Seattle Children's Theater
-Studio East Children's Theater
-Wing Luke Asian History Museum
-Seattle Art Museum
-Henry Art Gallery
-Frye Art Gallery
-Wild Horse Wind and Solar
-State Capital in Olympia
-Museum of History and Industry
-Japanese Garden in the Seattle Arboretum
-Underground Seattle History Tour
-Pacific Science Center and Imax matinee
-Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
The Village Schoolhouse Academy is a small, radically inclusive school for families trying to raise kind, wise, competent children. Our multi-age class is a rich environment which nourishes each child's inner curiosity, and need for connection. In a home-like setting, we follow a regular school year's course. A master teacher, educational assistants, parent volunteers, and specialists fill out the weekly schedule. Contact us to discuss a typical day or schedule a tour.
Available for download is our curriculum night powerpoint presentation for a whirlwind look: