About Miss Elise


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Here is a little bit about me and how I arrived at Maria Montessori Academy. I was raised in Gillette, WY. My family is a huge part of my life, and is a great support system. My mom is a kindergarten teacher, and my dad is an elementary principal. I have a younger sister who is 22, working in criminal justice. You would think that my role in life would be clear, but it took some time to understand that my true calling was teaching. I went to Casper College, and majored in personal training. Taking care of our bodies, with exercise and proper diet has always been a passion of mine and still is today. Then I changed my direction to elementary  Physical Education.  It was the best of both worlds, being active and being with children. I was drawn to elementary education and I knew this was where I belonged. I felt that I needed something more challenging and innovative than what my public school student teaching experience had offered me.  After researching the Montessori method, I knew this was the place for me to start my teaching career.