The Montessori philosophy is based on the scientific findings of Maria Montessori and works to empower children to take charge of their own learning. In turn they build skills, responsibility and self-confidence. The foundation built from individualized lessons in academics and social interactions in a multi-age classroom stay with students throughout their lives.
MOLO's administrative team consists of certified Montessorians who oversee implementation of the Montessori philosophy.
The owner of MOLO, Anneka Yang (right), is certified in early childhood and Administration by the American Montessori Society (AMS). She boasts seven years of experience in teaching and managing Montessori schools.
The Director, Jolene Tollett (middle), is certified in early childhood through AMS and is a Texas state-certified educator. She spent nine years in a public Montessori classroom in inner-city Houston. She has a Master's degree in Education, focusing on Early Childhood Development and Curriculum.
Jing Zhang (left), Assistant Director, is certified in early childhood through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Her educational background is in Linguistics. She holds the Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (CTCSOL) with four years of experience in bilingual education.
Trained and certified teachers are crucial for implementing the Montessori philosophy and curriculum as intended by Maria Montessori and the American Montessori Society (AMS). We are committed to maintaining the high standards set by Maria Montessori and AMS, which is why we hire only Montessori certified lead teachers at every age level. Our focus is not only on having Montessori materials in the classrooms, but to ensure our teachers know the purpose of each work and how to lead students in every exercise.
Our Teacher Assistants are selected based on their experience and dedication to the Montessori philosophy. We encourage our staff members to be lifelong learners through continuous professional development, so that they can provide the best possible guidance and care for students. Additionally, we aim to be the examples through grace and courtesy and our care of the Earth.
"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn." - Maria Montessori