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”.
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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.
Maylan Academy Teachers
Toddler House Guide
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 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.
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.