Meet Maria

Meet Maria


Joined NMS in 2022

Certified Montessori Teacher

EEC Lead Teacher Certified

My journey with Montessori Education started with my daughter Michaela, who attended a Montessori school at 2.5 years old. Through watching my daughter, I have witnessed the joy, benefits, and positive student outcomes of a Montessori education. I am passionate about and have adopted teaching the Montessori philosophy, as my career. I am committed to providing quality education and care for all children. I love to prepare children to become responsible, respectful, and independent individuals with a passion for life-long learning. I am committed to social justice and addressing equity is a principle of utmost importance. My personal experience growing up in Brazil, a very multicultural society, and coming to the United States as an immigrant has given me the opportunity to appreciate different cultures and backgrounds.

After work I love going for a long walk and hiking. I love traveling around the World, but the ocean is my favorite place to go. Going to the gym, yoga, and going out dancing with my friends are some of my favorite activities.. 2022 was a very special year for me, I had a chance to go to one of my dream Island, Tahiti Bora Bora. I make the best Oxtail soup. My heart is happy when I am with my daughter Michaela, who moved to Chicago when she graduated from college in 2020. I have also been a Real Estate Agent since 2005, and I love helping people with their dream homes.