The teachers in our facility fulfill a unique educational task, the aim of which is the individual development of a child with a sense of security and the possibility of the best cognitive and social development.
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Academic Head – Karolina Bargielowska – Gillert
For the past twenty years I have been working in Montessori schools in three different countries on three continents. I started as a Montessori mother, then became a teacher of specialty classes, a class assistant, a lead teacher, and finally – academic head in of two big international schools as well as a trainer in Montessori training centers educating future teachers. I have thus gained a deep understanding of work with children, teachers and parents from many backgrounds and on different levels.
I hold a Masters Degree in Oriental studies majoring in Chinese language and literature. Coming into a Montessori class as a parent many years ago proved to be a turning point in my career – the fascination led me to taking a Montessori Training Course at Northeast Montessori Institute where I got my AMS (American Montessori Society) Early Childhood Credentials .
As a graduate of an excellent Montessori training program under the guidance and z of superb trainers I have acquired a deep understanding of best Montessori practices. I have been able to apply them in class and share with parents and teachers over the years. I worked in the United States, China and Poland, mostly in international schools where English was a second language to the majority of students.
I adhere to the highest standards of the most authentic Montessori method. I pay special atten-tion to the preparation of environment, materials and teachers. I have a positive outlook and am determined, supportive and enthusiastic in helping teachers and parents prepare themselves prac-tically and spiritually for work with young children.
Privately, I am a mother of three grown-up children. I have a great passion for traveling around the world and experiencing various cultures.
Vice President – Karolina Żurowska
I’m Karolina Żurowska. I’m a child psychologist, therapist and Montessori teacher for children aged 0-3. At American Montessori Preschool, I am the deputy director, teacher and psychologist.
I graduated from the MA in clinical psychology and pedagogical study at the SWPS University, post-graduate studies in the subject of clinical diagnosis of a child and his family at the University of Warsaw, I also have a Montessori teacher diploma. Additional trainings according to child development that I have completed allowed me to look at the child from different perspectives and to support it comprehensively.
I look after children with comprehensive care – when it is necessary I observe, when it is necessary, I provide support, when it is necessary, I play and learn with them. Working with whole families is my passion. I always try to make sure that the whole family feels comfortable in cooperation with the preschool.
My free time, I love spending time by the water, regardless of the season, remembering the principle – there is no bad weather, only bad clothes.
Teacher – Siphokuhle Nkala
Siphokuhle Nkala is a positively motivated, energetic team player who has a strong desire to grow a career in the field of early childhood education. With two years’ experience of teaching at a preschool she has a long track record of delivering high quality care and learning opportunities to children aged between one and five years old, and she is more than willing to assume ultimate responsibility for the development of children under her care. Currently, she is pursuing an Early Childhood Montessori Diploma.
“I will always ensure that each child gets as much individual attention as possible, and is committed to raising standards and maximizing pupil progress. Being a mother of two children and having cared for them since birth gives me more experience to understand children better as I enjoy the process of watching, teaching and helping children there is nothing more rewarding than doing that.”
In addition to my work experience I have a certificate in ,,Mother and child care” and two years’ experience working as a care giver giving me knowledge to keep children safe and healthy, helping them develop skills they will need for success in school and in their lives outside of school (social, emotional and good communication skills).
Owner – Stanisław Malinowski