I LOVE WHAT NATURE TEACH US!!! FOLLOW NATURE AND IT WILL FOLLOW YOU!!
MRS. ANDREA C. LOPEZ MARTHEYN MONTESSORI DIRECTRESS/NATURE EDUCATOR HEAD OF SCHOOL When I came to Canada 17 years ago, I felt as if I came into a very special land with a very special mission. Deep in my heart I knew I wanted to teach children about the Natural World and assist them in their journey, inspire them and get inspired by their simplicity and love for learning. I went to York University and study Environmental Studies with emphasis in Education. I worked for 5 years as a Nature Specialist at Camp Robin Hood in Markham, Ontario, developing Nature and Recreational activities for children 3-12 years. I found the Montessori Philosophy in 2009 and I felt in love with this wonderful way of teaching. I decided to enrolled in the Toronto Montessori Institute; I became a Montessori Teacher in 2010 and found my first job as a Directress at one of the Montessori Schools in St catharines where I taught for 4 years. During my years of teaching at Beyond Montessori, My classroom was enhanced with the Spanish Language and my students would participate in outdoor educational activities on a daily basis. When the time was right, I decided to step out in faith and bring about the vision I always kept it dear to my heart: My own Montessori and Nature Program! We have been in operation since 2014, serving many families of the Niagara Region through our unique Montessori and Spanish and Nature programs. My three children and my husband have been my companions in this great journey, supporting me, teaching me the great life lessons as a mother would learn. I am very grateful for this -one of a kind- opportunity to assist parents with their children's education and most of all I am honoured to have such a trust and support from our families and community alike. You can only do small things with greater LOVE.!!!
MRS. ROSEMARY NELSON BILINGUAL EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR MONTESSORI ASSISTANT
I am originally from Nicaragua. My native language is Spanish, I have lived overseas in England and Spain where I studied different courses in business. 1982 I came to Canada and decided to study Early Childhood Education and the Montessori Program. I have been a preschool teacher since 1992. I have fond memories of all the children I have taught in the past. I am a mother of twins. Have a husband and have 4 grandchildren, who are all a blessing to me. I am happy to be a part of this team of educators, and look forward to meeting all the new Terra Viva children and their families!
MRS. BELEN VIGLIONE BILINGUAL EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSISTANT AFTER SCHOOL COORDINATOR
Hola parents! I am Belen and I am from Argentina!. I have been living in Canada for the last ten years. For the last two years I have gained experience working with children as Early Childhood Assistant at Grapeview Public School in the Before/After school program and at the Walker YMCA Active Kids division program. Now I am part of the Terra Viva Montessori as a Bilingual Assistant, helping children to strengthen their foreign language and I am very happy to be a part of this program. I am also, a mom of two kids, seven and three years old boys whose names are Arthur and Thomas. We are a beautiful family. I am married and I have a dog who is a black lab named Zeus ! We love being outdoors and enjoy playing sports all year round!. We speak Spanish at home giving our children the ability to speak our native language not only with us but with my family who are all in Argentina. I believe Bilingual children are more open to acceptance and tolerance to different cultures. And that is precisely why I have chosen to be a part of this wonderful and unique school. I can't wait to meet all my friends and make wonderful memories! See you soon! Belen