Our Faculty & Staff

To work in a Montessori and Creative Educational environment is very unlike “teaching” in the traditional sense of the word. In fact, one will often hear Montessori teachers and Creative Teachers referred to as “Guides”.

  • This is because they are experts at assisting children in finding their own strengths and capabilities through the use of developmentally appropriate lessons and enticing, self-correcting materials. Our Guides also are expert observers which serves as an invaluable tool in their evaluation of each child’s academic, emotional, and social progress, interests, and personality while also allowing each child the space to practice independence and responsibility. Add bilingual language immersion and STEM to that, and the teaching environment becomes a lively, supportive, and developmental hot bed of learning and growth for your student!

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Our Teachers

Maylan teachers (or guides) are adept at leading from behind. They know when to intervene, and above all, they know when to step back. They also create beautiful, warm and joyful environments designed for each child to meet their developmental needs, promote learning and instill community.

Our teachers understand and experience what it means to “believe in the child” and how to best support all children by providing opportunity for them to reach their full potential. It’s an art, a skill and an ability that serves an invaluable purpose in preparing today’s children for tomorrow’s world.

Respect children as individuals with unique plans for development.

Have enthusiasm, passion, commitment,

Are pro active rather than reactive and are always growing.

Create a calm and joyful atmosphere in an environment that allows each child to connect to productive work.

Give engaging presentations with Montessori materials that the children will use on their own.

Foster growth towards independence and social responsibility.

Assist children to progress at their own pace and gradually discover their potential while helping them to help themselves.

Have over 50 years of experience.

Are adept in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English.

Maylan Academy Teachers

Toddler House Guide

Ms. Connie

My name is Constanza Galindez “Connie”

I am from Cordoba, Argentina. My native language is spanish.

I have been in the  United States for  the last 20 years. I have been working in  Montessori preschools for the last 7 years. I am pursuing Masters degree in Montessori pedagogy from Barcelona University.

I am devoted to nurturing the growth and development of toddlers by embracing Montessori principles. My educational approach revolves around cultivating independence and fostering a deep respect for the unique abilities of each child.

Primary House Guide

Ms. Phoebe

Ms. Phoebe Zhu has been endowed with an exceptional passion in early childhood education by her motto: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” 

Ms. Phoebe comes from Shanghai, China. She owns a bachelor’s degree in English major from Shanghai Maritime University. She had given voluntary classes to young children for years before becoming a professional Montessori teacher. After completing her AMS certificate by MACTE in China, she served at a bilingual (English immersion) Montessori school for years. 

As a leader teacher, Ms. Phoebe helped with the classroom setup for a well-prepared Montessori teaching environment, the design of lesson plans through the entire academic year aged 3-6, and the organization as well as the implementation of various teaching activities. Great joy and impact can be noticed during her work with children and her communication with parents based on Montessori’s philosophy. 

With working background in media and tourism, Ms. Phoebe is greatly into photographing and traveling. She is also an amateur baker enjoying creative cakes and cookies in her free time. As for her, Montessori philosophy brings a perfect balance between life and learning. 

Immersion Teacher

Ms. Huang

Hi. My name is Xiaorong Huang.This is my tenth year teaching children. I graduated from Jingdezhen Ceramic University with a Master’s degree in fine arts in China. 

I am a hardworking and skillful primary teacher. Aside from teaching Chinese, I am also capable of teaching fine arts.  Being a primary teacher isn’t my first job. Previously, I was a college teacher that taught fine arts. 

We’d love to hear about your child’s experiences at Maylan.

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