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Meet Our Staff

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Adam Thewes

Director

It is my pleasure to serve as the Director and Head of School of the Montessori Academy of Upland. Having attended a Montessori school myself as a child, I entered this field to give the next generation a truly unique approach to learning and found an opportunity here in Upland where no Montessori school existed at the time. This tried and true method, that is now over 100 years old, is just as relevant today as it was back when Dr. Maria Montessori introduced it to the world. The hands on learning with manipulatives that Montessori is known for gives the child a multi-sensory learning experience. The child has the ability in the classroom to take as much, or as little time needed to learn each new skill or concept. This approach ensures that the child does not miss any foundation pieces of information before going on to the next lesson. With our well trained and experienced staff, you can expect all the best that Montessori can offer your child here at MAU. Our goal is not to impart knowledge but to teach the child how to learn for him or herself and to develop a life-long love of learning. 

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Adam Thewes, Director

OFFICE STAFF

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Stephanie Ortega

Administrator

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Michelle Cruz

Receptionist

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Kris Thewes

Director's Assistant

LEAD TEACHERS

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Cecilia Aceves

Upper Elementary Guide

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Brittney Collinsworth

Lower Elementary Guide

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Lenette Doria

Children's House Teacher

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Shivika Fernando

Children's House Teacher

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Trish Lopez-Jackson

Toddler Teacher

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Kristina Hays

Children's House Teacher

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Kellsie Navarrete

Children's House Teacher

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Melissa Romero

Toddler Teacher

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Anita Rubio

Infant Teacher

ASSISTANT TEACHERS

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Annissa McGowan

Elementary

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Yadira Ulloa

Elementary

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Alexis Campano

Children's House

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Yesenia Flores

Children's House

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Monique Hernandez

Children's House

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Desiree Lopez

Children's House

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Vanessa Martinez

Children's House

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Kimberly Waller

Children's House

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Rachel Barnes

Toddler Community

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Kellene Broussard

Toddler Community

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Andrea Carrera

Toddler Community

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Charli Tinsley

Toddler Community

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Amanda Wood

Toddler Community

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Katelynn Fuentes

Infant Community

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Martha Hurtado

Infant Community

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Mariela Jaimes Noriega

Infant Community

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