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Ms. Cleo: Lead Teacher & Founder 

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 was admitted by the UW College of Education master’s degree program. There is so much to learn in the early childhood education field and I look forward to embracing all .


Ms. Sabina:  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. 

Ms. Lorna: Teacher Assistant 

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.

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