My name is Maura Kelly and I would like to welcome the new and returning families to my class this is my 11th year at Mission Montessori. Prior to my years here, I taught in Montessori schools back in New Jersey. Although most of my teaching experience is in the Montessori classroom, I also worked in the school with students with autism, as well as early intervention program serving infants and toddlers with developmental delays.
I attended ASU and the College of New Jersey where I did post graduate work in early childhood special education. I was trained as a primary Montessori directress at the Center for Montessori education in New York. I am SEI trained and common core education. Along with my duties as a classroom teacher, I am the principal of the infant toddler and primary schools here at Mission Montessori. This allows me to have an impact on the school at large and share my experience and knowledge with my colleagues.
My husband and I have three children, the youngest of him is off to college this fall. We moved here from New Jersey 12 years ago and I love the desert lifestyle. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, yoga and am an avid reader. I also enjoy researching and collaborating with other professionals to continually improve and expand on the educational opportunities offered here at Mission Montessori. I look forward to working with you and your children in the upcoming school year.