Primary Guide Serrano – Casa Uno
Hometown: Menomonie, WI (childhood); St. Louis, MO (early adulthood)
How did you learn about Montessori?: I attended a Montessori school when I was 4 and 5 years old. I rediscovered the beauty of Montessori on a trip to Italy after I graduated from college.
Where did you take your training?: Montessori Training Center of Minnesota (with Patty Shade, the Lower Elementary Guide at the Sacramento Bergamo Campus!)
Any other degrees, schooling, or training of note?: B.A in Biology and Anthropology from Knox College in Galesburg, IL; Masters in Education from Loyola University in Maryland
What do you love about Montessori? Loving to learn in the most natural way!
3 things you can’t live without: family, laughter and (since moving to California) California!
Most favorite trip you’ve taken OR dream vacation: Italy for finding my path; Oahu for celebrating my family.
Favorite local treat: An Elementary Montessori program for my daughter – 💕 Bergamo!
One rule you live by: As my sister taught me “saw the log in front of you” (do your very best in every job that’s given to you no matter how big or small)
For the children and the flowers.
Are my sisters and my brothers
Their laughter and their loveliness
Could clear a cloudy day
Like the music of the mountains
And the colours of the rainbow
They’re a promise of the future
And a blessing for today