Featuring Paige Isom
3-6 Class of 2018-2019
Where are you now?
Mis Manos Montessori School in Tucson, AZ
What position do you currently hold?
What did you enjoy most about training?
I feel like I received all of the tools and training I needed to become a successful teacher at an AMI school. I return again and again to my albums to refresh my training and understanding and re-reading my lecture notes opens new doors to do more research to learn and to take a deeper dive into Maria Montessori’s amazing thought process. Had she lived longer I imagine she would have addressed every stage of development into old age.
The integrity of the teaching that I received at SIMS is reinforced when I get together with other AMI guides in other schools or through continuing education activities through an AMI training program.
How has SIMS benefited you in the last 10 years?
I became a teacher and learned how much I love helping children learn to trust themselves and to grow in confidence and self-knowledge. Training changed my life in a lot of ways, because it changed my career direction and forced me to slow down and look at my own growth and understanding of life. How we treat children is how we should treat everyone: meet them where they are and appreciate their unique approaches to life.