Our Well-Educated Faculty Keeps Learning
Every teacher at TLC Montessori has earned a Bachelor’s degree as well as Montessori Certification. In addition, they regularly complete continuing education courses and maintain current certifications in first-aid and CPR.
Kyungah Kim | Director
I had an opportunity to learn about the Montessori philosophy in depth while completing my MA in Early Childhood Education in 1998. Having worked with three other early childhood programs, I recognized the wisdom of the Montessori approach, which soon earned a very special place in my heart. The more I work with young children in the Montessori environment, the more I grow as an educator. My goal is to ensure that the faculty and staff of TLC work as a team to carry out our mission on behalf of our students and families.
Ms. Alex | Office Assistant
I love being able to come into work everyday and to see such joy from kids who love being here at TLC Montessori. My goal as office assistant is to make your experience as parents here at TLC Montessori as seamless as possible so you and your children can enjoy our school as much as possible.
Toddlers bring so much excitement to the world. I love the enthusiasm, curiosity, joy and love of learning we observe in our class. As a teacher, my goal is to provide the sense of security and nurturing loving care that toddlers need to thrive during this sensitive learning period. I believe that, “There is in the child a special kind of sensitivity which leads him to absorb everything about him, and it is this work of observing and absorbing that alone enables him to adapt himself to life. He does it in virtue of an unconscious power that exists in childhood” (Maria Montessori).
My goal in teaching like a true Montessori teacher is to follow the child. I hope to create an interest
“The education of a small child therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.” This, being my favorite quote from Dr. Maria Montessori, is my goal too. I like to look at each child as a unique gift, not only to their parents but to the whole world itself. Over the past few years, through the experiences and interactions with children, I have understood that their development is a result of both nature and nurture. They should be allowed to grow in the most natural way, just the way nature has intended them to grow. Teachers here, hence becomes the facilitator. I would like to provide support to my students at every step, be there for them, and watch they grow into beautiful human beings.
As a Montessori teacher, my goal is to help the child to fulfill his/her potential in a prepared learning environment, which is safe, peaceful and nurturing. I believe in creating an environment in the classroom that will create a lifelong love for learning and the ability to express themselves as confident and unique individuals.
I love to see my young students immersed and fully engaged in the learning that our nurturing environment has to offer. My goal as a Montessori teacher is to instill that love of learning in my students and see them develop into respectful and responsible citizens. I believe that each child is unique and has an individual learning style. I would like to bring out the best in a child by teaching and providing learning opportunities that cater to the specific needs of that child.
I truly love spending time with the young children in our school and classrooms. Even if there is the occasional tear when separating from their Mom or Dad, our students arrive bursting with good humor and life spirit. They show such an eagerness and excitement to learn. Each individual adds their own unique character to the class. As a teacher, I strive to guide, nurture and support this desire to learn. I present
Throughout my years working with children the most important knowledge I have acquired is how responsive children are when treated with respect. Children treated with respect are easily taught to respect the classroom, their work
As the Kindergarten -1 reading teacher, it is my goal to create an environment where students discover the joy of becoming independent readers while mastering the foundational skills necessary for future reading success. As a traditionally trained teacher, with a K-12 teaching certificate from the University of Washington, I appreciate and embrace the Montessori philosophy. Each week, I work with students, individually and/or in small groups. This allows me to carefully monitor their progress, individualize their instruction and adapt the curriculum to meet their particular learning style. Over the course of the
Hello, I am Robyne and I am the music teacher. I am a professional musician, dance instructor, and drama teacher with a degree in Musical Theatre from Cal. State Fullerton. I am delighted to be teaching music here at TLC. Singing and playing music with people of all ages is one of the greatest joys
Hello, my name is Vanessa C. and I am the Spanish teacher. I was born in Mexico and I have a degree in Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching children ages 12 months to 10 years of age for more than 20 years. I am part of the “Fiestas de Alfabetizacion Temprana en Espanol” (Early Literacy Parties in Spanish) with the King County Library System. I also tutor kids in Spanish. My passion is working with kids and I enjoy every moment with them: playing, singing, dancing and having fun! I feel very proud of my students when I hear them speaking in Spanish, incorporating expression and sentences in their daily life. During my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my family on trails and at parks. I am very happy to be a part of TLC and I am sure we will all learn and have lots of fun together.