1. August 26-September 3: Summer Break, Labor Day Holiday & Staff Development Days (School Closed)
2. September 4- First Day of School 2018-2019
I am Jingchun Zhang, you can just call me Spring. I’m the Principal and Mandarin Teacher at LMA.
I am AMI trained teacher and I have been working with children for 2 years as a Montessori teacher. I’ve earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Chinese Art & Literature from the Communication University of China. My educational background allows me to offer your children a relevant and historical understanding of the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with your precious child.
Before coming to LiMai, I worked in the Media industry for over 10 years. I was the Editor in Chief of His Life magazine, a famous lifestyle magazine in China. I worked for Vogue China magazine as a Senior Features Editor and prior to Vogue, I was the Deputy Director of Robb Report China magazine. One of the issues of Robb Report China magazines that I was in Charge has been given to Mr. Warren Buffett as a formal gift by the president of China Trends Media Group. Mr. Warren Buffett is fond of Chinese boutique culture very much, therefor he signed the magazine for me.
Everything was perfect until my daughter, Joy, was born. She completely changed my life! When she was two years old, Beijing's smog had gotten so bad that we couldn't even let her play outside! My husband and I made the hardest decision of our lives, leave Beijing and come to a whole new world. I joined an Executive MBA program at Chapman University. During a school break, I met 2 wonderful women- one was the owner of a Montessori school in Napa Valley, CA and the other woman was a board member of a chain of Montessori schools in Southern California. I was already a big fan of Maria Montessori so we hit it off immediately. These wonderful women encouraged me to pursue my love of the Montessori Method I want to dedicate myself being a great educator and to guide our children to find their purpose in life.
Hi, My name is Neomi Serb. I have worked for this school since my son enrolled here 30 years ago. He has now started his own business and credits the Montessori Method foundation for his love of learning and self discipline.I take care of paperwork, monitors the office phone and helps out with the children.My understanding and love for the children is obvious,in everything I do.
Hi! My name is Mrs. Anu. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and has obtained my Montessori Training and Diploma through London Montessori Internationale. I was teaching in India for many years before I wanted to see what its like teaching on “the other side of the world”. My sense of adventure and wonder brought me here to LiMai Montessori Academy where I have served as Lead Guide for the past 10 years and now also as our Director.
I became intrigued by the Montessori method during my undergraduate studies. However, I maintains a deep interest for the unique approach due to its profound respect for each child’s individuality, careful nurturing of each child’s curiosity, and on-going encouragement allowing each child to reach his / her potential.
As an educator, My passion is in finding ways to ignite curiosity and engagement among students while guiding them.
Hi! My name is Alexis Moser I have been a part of the LiMai Acdemy family for several years. I came to our wonderful school in 2012, when my daughter was 2 years old. At the time I was looking for a school for her to attend that met my high expectations as an educator and mom. I toured several schools in the area but I fell in LOVE with this campus as soon as I walked in. I loved the school so much that I waited until a full time position became available. Throughout my tenure at the school I have served in various capacities and am currently proud to be the Lead Guide for our Upstairs Classroom (2 1/2 - 5 year olds) and the Director of Marketing and Communications.
My formal education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Montessori Teaching Credential. However, the most important education that I have received comes from the children that I work with. I love working with this age range because everything is a teachable moment. Children are experiencing the world though fresh new eyes and always encourage me to do the same.
“Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them res peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning”
Hi, My name is Deepa Sethi and I am from India. I came to the United States in 1993, and after working in computer programming for a couple of years, I started working as a teacher at another Montessori branch, where my son attended school. Through my experience at Montessori, I discovered a passion in working with children, as I found positive energy in educating them and helping them grow through the Montessori method. One of my favorite aspects about this job is getting to know their different personalities which makes this job particularly exciting. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family. I have been working at Li Mai Montessori for 7 years, and in the Montessori education system for 14 years overall. My love for my students and education grows each and everyday.
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