Clarissa Pollack

Clarissa Pollack

Montessori Teacher (Kinder)

My Why Story

I have always loved children and teaching. I grew up in and around Montessori schools both as a student and helping in my mother’s classrooms, who is also a Montessori teacher. I believe that early exposure to Montessori education enables students to flourish by instilling in them a profound love of discovery-based learning and a “can-do” approach to problem solving. After my daughter was born, I knew I needed to give her the same educational foundation that I had, so I decided to train as a Montessori teacher. My trainer, Mary Ellen Maunz (who had my mother in her very first Primary classroom!) was trained by Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, a direct trainee of Dr. Maria Montessori. I am delighted to carry on in their footsteps here at San Tan!