Meet the Staff at Sunny Hollow Montessori

Educational Assistant

Maria (she/her) works 1:1 with students to increase the accessibility of classrooms and learning communities. She is passionate about the use of Montessori methods to hone students’ existing strengths and to assist in the practice of new and developing skills. Maria believes in the intentional use of Montessori systems to build equity in our communities. Her less useful skills include target archery, whale appreciation, and crying at movies.

Maria has previously worked in Sunny Hollow’s Lower Elementary North classroom and extended day program. She graduated from Macalester College in 2020 and lives in Mac-Groveland with her girlfriend and their Newfoundland-poodle mix.