Hello, my name is Angela!
Lead Teacher and School Director
I love teaching children to become kind, respectful and independent learners.
I have been a teacher for most of my life, and am grateful to be able to do what I am passionate about each day. It is a dream to be able to teach children using the Montessori method in our new space. The small class sizes and homey feel of our school makes each day a joy. My favorite part of the Montessori pedagogy is the Peace curriculum, which aims to teach students the skills needed to be a good member of a thriving community.
I have an Early Childhood teaching certificate from UCLA, a Kindermusik certification, and Montessori teaching certification. I have worked as music teacher in the past as well, so music is an important part of our school's daily routine.
Northside Park Montessori Mission Statement:
"Our mission is to focus on the Montessori philosophy and teaching method to enrich each child's natural curiosity, learning experience, respect for all, and integrity, while learning to become ambassadors of peace. Early childhood music classes will be part of the daily schedule - we work on rhythm, movement and song everyday!"
Montessori at a glance
Montessori classrooms are collaborative and social workplaces, where children are engaged. They are learning to take ownership of their own education. They thrive in harmonious communities where each child understands the responsibility of being an individual learner while supporting the learning of others.
Independence, social skills and care for the environment
Science, geography, zoology, history, and cosmic education
Phonics, grammar, writing, reading and early literacy skills
Numbers, decimal system, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Colors, shapes, textures, weights, dimension, and use of 5 senses
Music & Art
Creativity, expression, collaboration, movement, and musical literacy
Our school is located in a house in the Northside neighborhood of downtown Iowa City. This neighborhood is known for historical buildings, a vibrant and diverse community, and a family-friendly atmosphere.
I have my 4 year old going to the school. This could be the best experience he could have got for his first school. He loves the school and Miss Angela. She is one of the finest teachers and makes every kid feel so welcomed. I am glad to have found this experience before kindergarten starts.
Angela is experienced, loving and creative. Great to see her moving into new space.
My little guy went to Ms. Angela when he was 2 and 3 years old. He learned so much and was in such good care with her. I miss those days. 🥰
416 Fairchild St
Iowa City, IA 52245