About me

My name is Lisa

I live in New Zealand and love chocolate, walks and learning stuff.

I am a trained teacher in preschool through to college (high school).

I have experience teaching Montessori 5-9 and Mainstream ages 5-13. 

My teaching philosophy is Montessori Infused. I love learning from other pedagogies and believe our educational methods should adapt to the children in front of us. All my Montessori experience has been in Montessori units attached to a mainstream/traditional school. 

I have a particular passion for ensuring that our classrooms are welcoming places for Indigenous and minority families and try to ensure my resources present and reach the diverse children in our classrooms.

I live in a neurodiverse household and value the different perspectives and ways of doing life that this brings! I value process as much as product and am continuing to increase my knowledge to improve how I teach those who are neurodiverse. 

My resources are:
-Culturally inclusive
-Encourage children to think beyond themselves to find their place in society
-Easy for teachers to use
-We are affirming of different faith communities, the LGBTQI+ community and Indigenous Rights. We don’t believe we (or Montessori) have all the answers and aspire to be lifetime learners.