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Administration

Infant/Toddler

Calista Barber

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. 

Jenelyn Greene

Mrs. Jenelyn Greene attended college in the Philippines for Hotel and Restaurant Management. She worked as a nanny and discovered that she had a passion for working with children. This inspired her to learn about the Montessori Method and Philosophy. She moved to the United States 2013, joining MVA as a teacher’s aid in the Infant/Toddler and Primary communities in the Spring of 2016. Mrs. Greene loves to sing and play badminton. 

Rita Huebner

Rita Huebner graduated and worked as a Nursing Assistant in Canada prior to relocating to the United States.  She has a passion for helping others and is excited to be a team member of Montessori Visions Academy.  She loves working with Infants and Toddlers because she gets to be present for milestones with the children for the first time, "daily wins".  She is looking forward to helping students learn in new ways and experience the effectiveness of new approaches, which will shape our most vulnerable while helping them grow.  Rita believes it will help her tap into her "inner child", refreshing her imagination and creative skills.  She is excited to be trained in Montessori education.  When Rita is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading, exercising, spending time with family and friends, and trying very hard not to be the worst golfer in the valley. 

Jeri Jaramillo

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. 

 

Margielet Mendoza

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.  

Kathryn Post

Mrs. Post is from upstate NY, she and her husband moved here to Las Vegas after being stationed at Nellis AFB. She has studied Behavior Therapy and is a Registered Behavior Therapist. She has experience working with children/students of all ages including those with disabilities for over eight years. She is excited to join our team and learn the Montessori Method and Philosophy. In her spare time she loves reading, binge watching her favorite shows, camping and spending time with her husband and friends.

Kailee Russell

Ms. Kailee was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She is currently an undergraduate at UNLV majoring in Early Childhood Education.  She has been working and volunteering with children for 6 years in Hawaii. In her spare time, she likes to camp, hike and cook with her boyfriend. Her ultimate goal is to be Montessori certified and graduate from UNLV.

Leyla Wren

Mrs. Wren has many years experience working with young children including her time as the Physical Education Instructor for an early childhood program in Arizona.  She has worked with children with special needs as well as a nutritional consultant.  She enjoys teaching children and helping people with their nutritional goals.  She has four grown children of her own and is excited to have her grandson in Montessori Visions Academy.  Her hobbies include hiking, reading and meditation.

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