Ana Maria Mejia

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Ana Maria grew up in Panama. She earned her degree in Science of Education and her first Montessori Certification by the Pan American Montessori Society (PAMS) before moving to Texas in 2003. Prior to coming to Montessori Community School in August 2012, she taught at The Hill Country Montessori School in Boerne, Texas and The Montessori Corner School at Princeton Meadows, New Jersey. In 2008, she earned her second certification by the American Montessori Society (AMS). She has been essential to facilitate our Dual Language Programs with her Spanish and Portuguese language skills. Thru out her career Ana Maria has been a guide to her Students, Colleagues and School Administrators, she is a natural leader and enjoys inspiring young and adults to follow the Montessori Method of education.

Lorena Gomez-Alvarez

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Lorena was born in Mexico City. In June of 1990 she received her credential in Early Childhood Montessori through AMI (Association Montessori Internationale). She taught in a Mexico City Montessori school for four years. During that time, Lorena also studied and earned a bachelor's degree in business. In 1997 Lorena moved to Provo, Utah to study in an ESL program. The following year she returned to Mexico and completed a degree program in education. In 2003, Lorena began working at the Montessori Community School and in 2005 helped originate the dual-language program at the Second Avenue school. A little known fact about Lorena is that she swims almost every day at the Steiner Aquatic Center and in 2005 she met her husband-to-be while swimming in the pool.

Anita Ermish

Support Teacher

Anita was born and raised on Long Island, NY and is the youngest of seven children. Early on, her family life involved the care and enjoyment of her many nieces and nephews. Her passion for art and beautiful things was evident at a young age. After receiving a AS degree, she attended The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and worked in Graphic Design.  She has lived in New York, Boston, Phoenix and Salt Lake City while raising her three wonderful children.  She owned and operated a vintage furniture shop in Sugarhouse and recently received a BS in Psychology at Westminster College.  She is honored to be part of the Montessori Community School to help guide and nurture the values of love, respect and perseverance in the Early Childhood classrooms.  Anita enjoys baking, cooking, gardening, dancing, art and spending time with her family and friends.