Combining all of these elements is not easy. It requires significant training and constant learning on the part of the entire faculty from assistants and teachers to the head of school. A goal of the Montessori teacher is that as the child grows, the teacher’s importance diminishes. However, as with any pedagogy, the teacher’s ability to apply the philosophy has a significant impact on the quality of the program and the outcomes for the children. MAB knows this better than anyone – and it shows in our faculty.
At MAB we are owned and operated by the Theriot family. Beth, Bart, Larry and Jill. Our faculty is an extended family who have helped to build this school brick-by-brick – in some cases literally. Many of our teachers have been with us for 10 years. Some of our teachers have been with us since we opened our doors. In that time, our faculty has remained very consistent, but has grown in experience and knowledge. This consistency is not only extremely important for the children, but it has also created a solid school culture and strong school community. All of this adds up to an authentic Montessori experience for child and parent.