MEET OUR TEAM
Miss Caitlyn I Office Manager
Caitlyn is a passionate and dedicated educator who has made it her mission to help young children and their families thrive. As the welcoming face of Willow, she takes great pride in ensuring that every family's experience is memorable and meaningful.
Originally pursuing a degree in Music Education, Caitlyn fell in love with Early Childhood Education and redirected her career path. With eleven years of experience working with young children, she has developed a deep understanding of child development and has a special talent for creating engaging and effective learning experiences.
In 2013, Caitlyn was introduced to the Montessori Method and quickly realized its transformative power. She was inspired by its focus on individualized learning and the child's natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Since then, she has been dedicated to helping young children discover their potential through this innovative approach.
We are happy to have Caitlyn on our team, at WMA.
Mrs. Adriana I Nido Guide
Dallas Montessori Teacher Education Program, Nido Certification (in progress)
Adriana is a dedicated and passionate educator who has made it her life's work to help children learn and grow. As a Nido Montessori teacher, she has developed a deep understanding of the Montessori method and uses it to create engaging and effective learning experiences for her students.
Adriana's love for teaching is rooted in her belief that every child has the potential to achieve great things, and it is her mission to help them discover and nurture that potential. Her patient and caring nature allows her to connect with her students on a personal level, creating a safe and supportive environment where they can explore and learn. Adriana is always seeking out new knowledge and experiences to improve her teaching practice. She is constantly reading, attending workshops and collaborating with other educators to find innovative and effective ways to help her students learn and grow.
Adriana's passion for teaching, love of family, and commitment to lifelong learning make her an inspiring role model for both her students and her colleagues. She is truly an asset to the education community and a shining example of what it means to be a dedicated and caring educator.
Miss Liz I Nido Support Guide
Montessori Institute of North Texas, Nido Orientation Certification (in progress)
Liz is a talented and enthusiastic Montessori teacher who has been making a positive impact at Willow Montessori Academy since the day she joined. As a support guide in the Nido Montessori classroom, Liz has quickly become an important part of the school's teaching staff. She also floats whenever and wherever additional help is needed, demonstrating her flexibility and willingness to support the team.
Liz is dedicated to the Montessori approach to education, and she is currently pursuing a certification in Nido Montessori orientation training. This demonstrates her commitment to providing the best possible learning experiences for her students and is a testament to her passion for teaching.
At Willow Montessori Academy, Liz's contributions to the Nido Montessori classroom have been invaluable. Her dedication, experience, and passion for teaching have helped to create a rich and stimulating learning environment, where young children can thrive and develop to their full potential.
With her commitment to the Montessori philosophy, her passion for teaching, and her dedication to ongoing professional development, Liz is sure to have a bright and successful career in education.
Mrs. Alicia I Toddler Guide
Alicia is a talented and dedicated Montessori teacher who has been making a big impact on her students since she joined the Willow Montessori Academy in May of 2021. With a specialty in teaching toddlers, she has quickly become a beloved member of the school's teaching staff.
With six years of Montessori teaching experience, Alicia has developed a deep understanding of child development and the unique needs of toddlers. She is passionate about creating an environment that fosters exploration, discovery, and learning through the Montessori method. Her students adore her, and she has a natural ability to connect with each child on an individual level, understanding their unique interests, learning styles, and needs.
At Willow Montessori Academy, Alicia is known for her warm and nurturing approach to teaching. Her students thrive under her guidance, and she is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where they can grow and learn. With her talent and dedication, Alicia is sure to have a long and successful career as a Montessori teacher.
Miss Crystal I Toddler Guide
Crystal is a dedicated and passionate Montessori teacher who joined the Willow Montessori Academy team in August 2022. Since joining the school, she has quickly become a beloved member of the teaching staff, with her students consistently expressing their admiration for her engaging and enthusiastic approach to teaching.
With a desire to continue learning and growing as a teacher, Crystal has been deeply committed to understanding the Montessori teaching methods. Her curiosity and love for the Montessori philosophy are evident in her dedication to creating rich and stimulating learning environments for her students. Her passion for the Montessori method is contagious, inspiring her students to explore and learn in new and exciting ways.
At Willow Montessori Academy, Crystal's contributions to the classroom have been invaluable.
Her dedication, passion, and enthusiasm have helped to create a safe and nurturing learning environment where her students can thrive. Her ability to connect with her students and create a sense of belonging and community in the classroom is a testament to her skill as a teacher.
Miss Alyson I Toddler Support Guide
Alyson is a caring and dedicated Montessori teacher who has been making a positive impact on the students at Willow Montessori Academy since she joined our team. As an assistant guide in both of the school's Toddler Montessori classrooms, she has quickly become an integral part of the school's teaching staff.
With her warm and nurturing approach, Alyson is loved by both her students and colleagues. She has a natural talent for connecting with children and creating a welcoming and engaging learning environment. Her dedication to the Montessori method and her love of working with young children is evident in everything she does.
In addition to her passion for teaching, Alyson also has a love for baking and creating treats. Her students often benefit from her culinary skills, enjoying delicious and healthy snacks that she prepares. At Willow Montessori Academy, Alyson's contributions to the Toddler Montessori classrooms have been invaluable. Her kind and compassionate nature makes her a trusted mentor and role model for young children, and her willingness to go above and beyond for her students is an inspiration to her colleagues. With her love of teaching and commitment to the Montessori method, Alyson is sure to have a long and successful career in education.
Mrs. Claudia I Primary Guide
Claudia is a highly experienced and certified Montessori guide who has been making a significant impact on the education of young children for the past 18 years. With a specialization in teaching the Primary level, she has become an expert in the Montessori approach to education.
In July of 2022, Claudia joined the team at Willow Montessori Academy, where she has been making a positive impact on the Primary students. With her wealth of experience, Claudia brings a deep understanding of child development, curriculum design, and classroom management to her role as a Montessori guide.
Claudia's journey to teaching began with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, but she quickly realized that her passion was in education. Her decision to become a Montessori guide has been driven by her love of working with young children, her commitment to providing a supportive and nurturing learning environment, and her belief in the Montessori philosophy.
At Willow Montessori Academy, Claudia's experience and dedication to the Montessori method have been invaluable. Her students benefit from her deep understanding of child development and her ability to create engaging and effective learning experiences. Her colleagues appreciate her insight and guidance, and the entire school community is grateful to have her as a part of the team.
Miss. Jessica I Primary Co-Guide
Jessica is a talented and enthusiastic Montessori teacher who has been making a significant impact at Willow Montessori Academy. After completing her Bachelor's degree in teaching at Texas Woman's University and working at DISD for a year, Jessica returned to WMA, bringing her passion for teaching and love for the Montessori method to the Primary Montessori classroom.
As an artist, Jessica brings a creative and imaginative approach to her teaching. Her love of art is infectious, and she is always looking for ways to incorporate creativity and self-expression into the learning experiences of her students. Whether it's through art projects, music, or movement, Jessica is committed to providing a rich and stimulating learning environment that encourages exploration and self-discovery.
At Willow Montessori Academy, Jessica's contributions to the Primary Montessori classroom have been invaluable. Her dedication to the Montessori philosophy, combined with her creative approach to teaching, has helped to create a vibrant and engaging learning environment that inspires and motivates her students.
The WMA community is grateful to have her as a part of the team, and her students are sure to benefit from her talent and dedication for many years to come.