Hi, I’m Pilar. I attended Montessori schools from preschool and through the third grade. After graduating from college with a degree in Hospitality Management, I worked in Human Resources for Hyatt Hotels and then started my own successful event planning business.
In 2007, just before turning 30, I began meditating on what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I heard a very clear voice inside my head tell me, “You need to work with children.” Armed only with this message – and with absolutely no experience in the field of education – I approached the AMI training center in my city. And that’s where my Montessori journey began.
I now hold the AMI Primary and Elementary diplomas (Primary from San Diego, CA and Elementary from Bergamo, Italy) and have worked with 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12 year-old groups. I am currently the head guide of a 6-12 AMI classroom. My son, Zachary, was born at home in 2012 and my daughter, Nadia, followed in his footsteps three years later. Zachary and Nadia attend the wonderful Montessori school where I work.
“The Full Montessori” is my personal journal and soapbox. I write in order to deepen my own understanding of Montessori; I write to share Montessori with other parents; and I write because it calms my soul.
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