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ABOUT ME

My name is Keri Evans and I have over 20 years experience working in Montessori schools in Canada and the United States. I am incredibly dedicated to the personal development of my students in addition to their educational aspirations. I am particularly interested in encouraging young minds and began my teaching career in early childhood education. I aim to guide students with hands on learning tactics that encourage them to recognize practical applications to their education. It is important to me to make a connection with each of my students to encourage their strengths and identify their challenges so that I can ensure I tailor my teaching methodologies to best suit their needs.

My early education was facilitated by my grandmother, where I learned first hand the importance of Montessori based teaching practices. She encouraged my independent learning and guided me through many of my aspirations. She was a constant mentor and inspiration in my life. I am deeply saddened by her passing, but am happy to continue in her footsteps. I’ve inherited the Montessori School of Castle Rock from my grandmother, and continue to work there as a primary educator. I am committed to engaging faculty, students, and parents in fostering the most well rounded and integrated learning atmosphere possible. Every child has something unique and special to offer the world. It is my goal to encourage my students to find it, foster it, and help it grow.

CORE COMPETENCIES

– Facilitating an engaging environment

– Developing thematic lesson plans

– Hands on activity approach to education

– Innovative teaching skills

– Integrated technology lesson designing

– Demonstrated ability to identify students unique needs

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

– Excellent communicator with a solid understanding of Montessori principles and methods of teaching

– Experienced in establishing age appropriate lesson plans that focus on student development

– Adept at conducting exercises that are both sensory and practical

– Experienced in executing and developing thematic lesson plans

– Skilled at incorporating practical activity based learning for subjects in language, mathematics, and science

– Sensitive to the unique learning needs of individual students

– Adept at discussing challenges in learning with students, parents and fellow colleagues to find a solution

– Ability to maintain progress reports and discuss them with students and parents

– Experienced managing technology based classrooms

– Committed to guiding students and preparing them for their continued education

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Montessori School of Castle Rock, Colorado – 2004-Present

Primary Montessori Educator

Duties:

– Reviewing and revising lesson plans for a more effective curriculum

– Executing thematic lesson plans for educational development

– Facilitating training programs for fellow teachers

– Maintaining student records and evaluating progress with students and parents

– Organizing extra curricular programs for students and providing guidance

– Encourage students in developing cognitive, cultural, and psycho social skills

 

Metropolitan Montessori School, New York, NY – 2000-2003

Primary Montessori Teacher

Duties:

– Developed engaging lesson plans for students

– Reviewed student development with students and teachers

– Prepared and planned effective teaching methods with colleagues

– Revised educational activities in the subjects of geology and history for improved comprehension

– Organized meetings between parents and colleagues to determine teaching methodologies

– Assisted with school budgets and other administrative duties.

– Identified learning difficulties in students, and worked closely with them to provide guidance to overcome them

 

Brushwell Montessori School, Montreal, QC – 1996-1999

Primary Montessori Educator

Duties:

– Developed age-appropriate lesson plans designed thematically to aid child learning

– Reformulated schedules for activities according to age for improved focus

– Cultivated a focused classroom environment for students

– Initiated meetings between teaching faculty and parents to review student development

– Attended educational workshops for professional development

– Assisting students in developing language and social skills

 

Forest Hill Montessori School, Toronto ON – 1994-1996

Primary Montessori Teacher

Duties:

– Conducted engaging activities to educate students on colours and shapes

– Prepared progress reports for students

– Conducted interviews with parents to improve student learning

– Collaborated with colleagues to revamp curriculum

– Attended educational workshops for professional development

 

EDUCATION

PhD in Teaching and Education – New York University, Steinhardt, 2002

Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning – McGill University, 1998

Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood – Montessori Teachers College, 1993

Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education – New York University, Steinhardt, 1992

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of American Montessori Society, 1999 to present

Member of International Montessori Society 1999 to present

American Association of Montessori Teachers, 1998-2003

Member of International Association for Montessori Education, 1997

Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators, 1992-1995

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

AMI Diploma Certificate, 2001

NY State Teaching License, 2000

CDA Course, 1999

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