Meet Our Staff
Hi everyone, I received my bachelor’s degree which included a teacher-training component in China. After graduating, I worked at the New Oriental School as an English teacher in Beijing. In 2015, I came to the US and later worked at the Bellevue School District. After visiting an AMS Montessori school I was moved by the Montessori philosophy. This powerful experience led me to enroll and complete my AMS credential. I am very passionate about early childhood learning and have dedicated my life to promoting education and social development. I obtained the WA State Early Childhood Education Certification (Proficiency Level) and Positive Discipline for Educators Certification. In order to enhance my professional development, In 2021 Spring, I enrolled in my master's degree program at UW. In 2023, I obtained an Early Childhood Leadership certificate at the Havard Saul Zaentz Initiative. Meanwhile, I started Montessori Infant and Toddler teacher training at MEIPN.
Director Of Early Childhood Development
I have been working in the Montessori field 22 years, serving in various roles as a teacher, principal, and trainer. During my tenure as a Montessori professional, I have had the privilege of working in different parts of the world, In Seattle, I worked as a Montessori teacher. Upon returning to China, I worked in Beijing and Guangzhou as an academic director; at the Montessori School of Shanghai, where I served as a
principal while also teaching a toddler class. In 2007, I obtained my trainer credential, which enabled me to teach teachers in mainland China. Vietnam and the Philippines.
I am passionate about working with children. I believe every child deserves an education that nurtures their individual strengths and interests, and the Montessori method offers just that. As a Montessori Coach, I look forward to sharing my expertise with teachers and working together to provide an exceptional educational experience for children.
I was born and raised in Washington State finished my master’s degree in Education and International Development at UW and have 8 years of experience working in education education. I am an EMA Early Achievers' Coach with Child Care Resources (BrightSpark). I have been passionate about education for as long as I can remember. I will employ evidence-based coaching tools to provide valuable guidance and support to EMA's early learning staff, facilitating their employee development fostering an environment of continuous improvement, and maintaining EMA's high-quality early learning programs. I look forward to working together with EMA.
Hi, my name is Lorna Nguyen. I am so excited to be EMA’s new teacher assistant for the 2022-2023 school year. I would like to share a few things to get to know me. I graduated with my BA from the California State University, San Bernardino, in Early Childhood Education. I have worked as a teacher assistant and a childcare lead teacher. I recently moved to Washington from California and look forward to making it my home! I enjoy reading, hiking, and collecting mugs. My favorite holiday is Halloween.
Zumbini Dance Instructor
Sabina Monn studied music and movement education at a College of the Arts in Switzerland. She taught a variety of subjects (to all ages: toddlers to adults): music (rhythmics, musical, choir, children’s orchestra, group percussion, piano, cello, voice), dance/movement, drama, and art. Her classes were at schools, churches, community centers as well as private lessons. She is currently teaching Zumba (Regular, Gold, Kids, and Zumbini), freestyle, music, and movement classes.