Rainbow Montessori School actively seeks a wide variety of staff in order to share individual talents with the children. All head teachers are certified Montessori instructors, and are committed to creating an optimal environment for every child placed in our care. We truly love the children and enjoy working and learning with them. Our staff is very stable, and the children usually spend their years at Rainbow with the same teacher.
Renate has been teaching since 1980, and is the head teacher for the morning class. Janice, the afternoon class head teacher, has been teaching with us at Rainbow Montessori School for over 20 years. Barbara has been at Rainbow since 2009. She is the head teacher for the 4-hour class and is proud to be Renate's daughter. Cynthia, Martha and Julie are absolutely wonderful assistants, and Cynthia also serves as the book-keeper.
Cindy was a teacher at Rainbow for more than a decade, and is now retired but returns to our classes to teach music and substitute as needed; and Mary is our regular assistant teacher substitute.
Teaching assistants are all trained directly by the teaching faculty. Our assistants share a desire to work with children and come to us experienced in early-childhood development and usually stay for many years. Often, assistants are preparing to receive their own Montessori teaching certification.
The staff distributes a monthly newsletter detailing the children’s activities and projects, current curriculum, and upcoming events or celebrations. We encourage parents to communicate freely with their child’s teacher and discuss any concerns or questions about the child’s progress at school.
"The teacher, when she begins work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work. She must free herself from all preconceived ideas concerning the levels at which the children may be." ~ Dr. Maria Montessori
16416 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. Woodinville, WA 98072 (425) 486-8134