Ms. Mary is Director & Founder of Casa de Montessori. Ms. Mary 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. Ms. Mary entered the Montessori world as a mother when she was seeking the best learning environment for her eldest son, Michael.
Ms. Mary holds both an American Montessori Society Early Childhood teaching credential and a Bachelors Degree Cum Laude in Human Services. Ms. Mary was a former social worker and has a passion for helping the whole family entity to best support a child's growth and preparation for the world. Ms. Mary is currently pursuing her Masters in Program Administration. She is of Guatemalan descent and bilingual in Spanish/English. Mary has shared the last 25 years with her number one supporter & husband, Richard. Together, they are raising three amazing, bilingual, Montessori children ranging in age from 12-19 years old. She enjoys nature, traveling, running, audiobooks, delicious meals she doesn't have to cook, and concert going with her kids and husband.