Andrea C. Lopez Martheyn Montessori Directress /Nature Educator/Operator Toronto Montessori Institute B.A. Environmental Studies, York University
Andrea Lopez is a Certified Montessori Teacher from the Toronto Montessori Institute. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and families alike. She brings to the table her multicultural spark that inspires children to learn the Spanish Language with enthusiasm and joy! Mrs. Lopez has also worked as a Head Teacher for Nature Camps in the City of St. Catharines and in the Town of Markham, Ontario; where she worked for 6 years as a Nature specialist developing Nature Education programs for children 3-12 years. Mrs. Lopez is the operator and owner of Terra Viva Montessori and Forest School Program and has developed a unique way to incorporate the Montessori Education with a Nature approach and love for languages.
Paulina Contro Bilingual RECE Niagara College Mrs Paulina Contro is an Early Childhood Educator from the Niagara College. Mrs Contro is a passionate teacher originally from Mexico. She is fluent in both Languages Spanish and English and has years of experience working with young children in Montessori schools, summer camps and daycare settings throughout the City of St Catharines. Mrs Contro is not only ready to nurture our children at Terra Viva with her unique passion and love for children, but she is also bringing into the classroom, her Latin American culture and appreciation for the Spanish Language!