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Hello everyone! My name is Ms. Amber and I am very excited to be returning as one of the upper elementary teachers at J.J. Hill Montessori. I have been a Montessori teacher for 13 years. My teaching career began as a student teacher at J.J. Hill. As a student teacher, I was completely in awe of the children I saw moving with freedom and responsibility, using beautiful materials, and independently choosing their work and planning their day with guidance from their teacher. I was immediately hooked by this amazing philosophy.
In our classroom, we work on balancing freedom and responsibility, which are essential tenets of a Montessori classroom.
"The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." —Dr. Maria Montessori.
When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my husband Adam, our two joyful Montessori children Nemo (age 6) and Aurore (age 4), and our dog Joey and new puppy Zeus. I also enjoy rock climbing, gardening, walks or hikes (especially around Lake Superior), paddleboarding, reading, and knitting.