Linda Kay Fiorito
Joined NMS in 1997
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Manchester Community College
Montessori Advanced Assistant’s Training, Northeast Institute
EEC Infant/ Toddler CertifiedEEC Infant/ Toddler Certified
Newburyport Montessori School is my happy place and such a huge part of who I am. I’m grateful to work with so many amazing women who share my joy in educating children and making a difference in their lives.
Having been a mother’s helper and then babysitter for my entire neighborhood when growing up, I always knew that my career path would lead me to become an educator. That has never wavered. I find so much joy in experiencing the world through a child’s eyes as we learn, grow, and laugh together. Each and every day is full of new wonders, curiosity, achievements…and, of course, dance parties! Who could ask for more? I treasure having played a small part in each child’s and family’s lives.
When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family, especially with my children, Emily and Alex. Being their Mom has been my greatest joy, and we’ve begun a new chapter as they navigate adulthood. My daughter Emily was married this past May, and I am thrilled to have a new Son-in-law. They live in Nahant with my grandpup, Groot. Alex and his girlfriend recently welcomed my 2nd grandpup, Lazer. After my children, the grandpups are my greatest loves, and I never miss the opportunity to spend extra time with them!
I recently rediscovered my passion for taking long walks with a great playlist (always country). Reading for fun has also become one of my favorite pastimes, and I’m currently working my way through a series of novels by Elin Hilderbrand. I also love to organize and decorate my home and always have a project in the works.
I’m always adding to and chipping away at my Bucket list. In 2018, I accomplished the #1 item on my list: skydiving. As a cool bonus, I jumped into the clouds with a stuntman from IronMan 3! Other items I’ve checked off in recent years include getting a tattoo and trying new foods such as oysters, lobster, and clams. Traveling to Greece and Australia has moved to the top of my list.