“The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.” Maria Montessori. 

Miss Amie’s journey to Montessori Education unfolded after spending summers in college volunteering in the Calvary toddler program where her mother, worked as a teacher’s assistant. In college Amie worked as a group leader at the Wailupe Valley Elementary School A-Plus after-school program teaching, sports, games, music, and art. In January 2000 she also started substitute teaching at Calvary by the Sea Montessori School. In Fall of 2000, Miss Amie worked as a teacher’s assistant in a pre-kindergarten classroom while working on her Master’s Degree. 

Miss Amie‘s Education Background includes: 

  • Master’s of Education from Chaminade University
  • American Montessori Society Primary Diploma
  • Kindermusik Certificate
  • Godly Play Certificate
  • Bachelors of Arts in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • Associates of Arts Degree In Liberal Arts from Kapiʻolani Community College

In her free time Miss Amie enjoys playing musical instruments.  Some of her favorite genres of music are praise and worship, Hawaiian, slack key guitar, and classical guitar. She also enjoys running, riding her bike, fishing, and kite flying. Miss. Amie enjoys bringing her passions for music, fitness, sports, fishing, and kite flying into the classroom. It is her honor to share and model all that she has learned with the keiki at Calvary. This can be summed up best in the words of Maria Montessori, “Stir up life but leave it free to develop!”

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