Teresa Heaverin Early Childhood Instructional Guide
I’m thrilled to be part of the CGMS community! I am both a Montessori parent and educator. My partner and I have a very active house with five Montessori children, four cats, and a dog. We are very lucky to have a Montessori school in our area that serves infants through high school, and, both as a parent and as a teacher, every day I get to see children grow and develop into amazing teens/young adults who are confident and capable.
I discovered my love for teaching while working for an education program designed for students with dyslexia, and not long after that I stumbled upon Montessori while searching for a school for my oldest son. While attending parent-education seminars I learned that Montessori Philosophy offered a practical, respectful approach to human development. It was an easy decision to adopt Montessori as a way of life. I felt like I’d found home.
I dove right in and completed my AMS credential through the training program at Belmont University in Nashville,TN. I also hold an Indiana state teaching license for grades K-3 and have been trained in Montessori Applied to Children at Risk (MACAR) from the Shelton School in Dallas, TX. I have experience teaching at the Lower Elementary level in addition to my years spent as a lead guide in Primary, both positions at a public charter Montessori School.
I currently wear several Montessori hats: Montessori parent/homeschooler at home, instructional guide/field consultant/practicum adviser for CGMS, and board member of Unitend Montessori Schools of Indiana. I have a special kind of affection for coffee, and in my free time you can find me knitting or sewing, doing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, or hiking/camping.