Sequoias Teachers

Cinthya Barajas

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Cinthya Barajas was born in Baja, Mexico. She worked as an ESL teacher at a private school for 6 years in which she taught students from 1st though 6th grade. While teaching, she attended the University of Baja where she obtained her degree for teaching English in elementary schools. She moved to Salt Lake City in February 2001 and continued her education at Salt Lake Community College for an introduction to Utah Schools. She joined the MCS staff in 2007 and received her Early Childhood Montessori credential through the North American Montessori Center (NAMC). She really enjoys being part of children’s educational development which is extremely rewarding. She truly believes that learning should be fun and a memorable experience, and therefore activities, songs, and manipulative materials should be used to reinforce and develop the children’s learning capabilities. 

Catherine Mathews

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Catherine Mathews was born and spent most of her life in Utah.  She was introduced to Montessori philosophy when her children were young and fell in love with this beautiful education for life. Cathie has been involved in Montessori environments since 2002. She received her Early Childhood Certification through Institute of Guided Studies and joined the MCS staff in 2017. Cathie has taught in Early Childhood and Early Elementary Montessori environments and has enjoyed both. She feels passionate about assisting children in becoming independent learners with an inner drive for discovery in all aspects of their lives. Cathie’s greatest love is her family. She and her husband, Brian, are the parents of 2 girls and 3 boys. She feels the best gig in her life is that of being a grandparent!

 

Kylee Roberts

 Assistant & Extended Day Teacher - Sequoias 

Kylee is one of the assistant teachers in the Early Childhood Program and is so excited to be a member of the MCS community! Originally from Oregon, Kylee has been living in Utah for the last four years and is happy to live in this beautiful state! Kylee finished her undergrad in Outdoor Recreation at Utah Valley University and is looking to pursue a masters degree in Experiential Education. She loves to read and spend time outside with her husband. She can be found hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, skiing and exploring Utah.

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