Ms. Mary is Director & Founder of Casa de Montessori. She was Lead Guide in the Children's House classroom for over ten years before stepping out to focus on program administration. Ms. Mary also serves as a Mentor Teacher for upcoming Montessorians. She entered the Montessori world as a young mother seeking the best learning environment for her eldest son, Michael. Casa de Montessori was created as the dream school she would have wanted her own three children to be afforded.
Ms. Mary holds both an American Montessori Society Early Childhood teaching credential and a Bachelors Degree Cum Laude in Human Services. She was a former City of Phoenix Social Worker who has a passion for helping the whole family entity to best support a child's growth.
Ms. Mary is currently pursuing her Masters in Program Administration. She is of Guatemalan descent and has shared the last 25 years with her number one supporter & husband, Richard. She enjoys nature, traveling, running, delicious meals she doesn't have to cook, and concert going with her kids and husband.