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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. 

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. 

 

Georgina Martinez

Ms. Martinez was born and raised in Las Vegas. She loved being raised in a bilingual household as she now speaks Spanish and English fluently. She became introduced to the Montessori philosophy as part of her student teaching internship. She has now graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has chosen to continue to learn about the Montessori method as a teacher. Her favorite part about being a teacher is all the laughter and smiles the children bring.

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.

Genesis Seymour

Mrs. Seymour was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. She moved to Las Vegas with her husband and three children after being stationed at Nellis AFB. She is currently working on a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Business. She has been working with children in various capacities for more than five years. She is delighted to have two of her children join her at MVA. 

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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