Toddler Stars Teachers

Jennifer Carrino

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Jennifer was raised in Idaho. After graduating from high school, she moved to New Jersey where she attended college and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English Literature with a concentration in Elementary Education. She was a program director for a non-profit organization for six years working with at-risk youth. After staying home for several years to raise her two boys, she taught preschool for two years and then loved teaching toddlers for one year. Her greatest joy in life is spending time with her husband Anthony, and two boys Anthony and Nicholas. She also enjoys reading, hiking and skiing. A surprising fact about Jennifer is that she knows more than a few football facts.

Austin Bull

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Austin joined the Montessori Community School in 2016. He loves the process, values, and community at MCS. He spent 3 years teaching children ages 2-5 within home and classroom settings, specializing in ABA therapy and other early learning academics. Austin is very interested in community building, creative problem-solving, honoring individual needs, and learning naturally at one's own pace. In his free time Austin likes to read, exercise, go hiking, listen to music, watch films, and attend live performances.

Grace Reitz

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Grace is a graduate of the University of Utah with a B.S. in Human Development with an emphasis in early childhood education. She was introduced to Montessori education while working at the Center for Family and Child Development at the University of Utah. She has also worked in various roles in the Salt Lake School District for 10 years, most recently as the lead teacher in an integrated special education and general education class. She values the experiences she had in the public schools, but she found herself always wishing for the Montessori curriculum and materials in her classroom. She believes in and has experienced the difference that hands-on, appropriately scaffolded, developmentally appropriate education can make in a child's life. She is excited to work at the Montessori Community School implementing the practices, materials, philosophy and respect for children that this education method provides.

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