Calista Barber is currently studying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to obtain her B.A. in Psychology with a focus on Family Services. She has experience working with young children and students with disabilities, including being a nanny. She is excited to teach using hands-on learning with the Montessori Method. In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Green was born and raised in Brazil. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration. and previously worked in finance and costumer service. For over 6 years, she has worked as a volunteer in a children's organization as a leader and teacher. She loves helping children and decided she would like to work in early childhood education. She moved to the U.S. in 2016 and since then has devoted herself to educational instruction. When she learned about Montessori education, she fell in love with the philosophy and joined Montessori Visions. In her free time, she spends time with her family, volunteers at her church, and enjoys nature.
Mrs. Jeri Jaramillo, a mother of three and grandmother of six, is a retired nurse with 47 years in hospital based work including 32 years in the neo-natal unit. She is Montessori trained and has been teaching with MVA in our Infant/Toddler Community since December 2015. In her spare time, Mrs. Jaramillo devotes her volunteer hours to her church. She also enjoys reading and quilting.
Mrs. Mendoza has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and has taken units towards a Master's degree in Education in the area of Child Study. Prior to coming to the United States, she was a school teacher for thirteen years in a private Catholic school in the Philippines. Since 2001, she has worked in the infant/toddler age group where she holds a CDA Certificate and is Montessori trained. She loves reading stories to the children, encouraging them to engage with the characters, and learn values from the story. She loves books and collects children's books and professional readings. She is excited to be teaching using the Montessori philosophy and really appreciates how the environment helps young children develop independence and confidence.
Ms. Takacs is originally from South Dakota. She’s been teaching children since 2016. Her first few years of teaching was as a gymnastics coach. Before moving to Nevada she worked at a Montessori school for over a year. There she was the lead toddler teacher. She loves the Montessori way of learning and teaching. Ms. Takacs is studying Interior Design in hopes to designs and decorate houses in her future. In her free time she likes to spend time with family and see her friends.
Ms. Wark grew up in Montana but moved around to several states because her family was in the military. While Ms. Wark was studying to obtain her associates degree in Early Childhood Education, she became interested in the Montessori method. Once she moved to Las Vegas, she found Montessori Visions Academy, and is thrilled to teach using the Montessori method! She is excited to raise her son, Alex, in the Montessori Visions family!