Our Faculty and Staff

Daniela García 

Founder and Montessori Guide

Daniela has a B.A. in Architecture from Universidad Tecnológica de México. After 5 years in this career she became a mother and this inspired her to find an education for her daughters that would fulfill their potential and help them be better humans beings. This made her want to become a Montessori teacher. She taught 2 years in a preschool and kindergarten classroom in México city.

She has her Montessori Early Education diploma from Age of Montessori MACTE accreditation and volunteered at Magnolia Montessori for All and Think Bilingual Austin which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Montessori education has always appealed to Daniela for its ability to embrace children and provide a stimulating environment that responds to their individual needs throughout each stage of development.  As a parent of two young children, Daniela believes that the Montessori method of education follows the child in the purest, truest, most natural form.

 

In her free time, Daniela loves spending time with her family, traveling, coloring and reading.

Susan Hoffman

Montessori Educational Consultant 

Susan performed her undergraduate work at Stephens College and the University of North Texas, where she received her B. S. in Industrial Technology, with a minor in education; she furthered her studies receiving a master’s level, state certification in gifted education, also from UNT. In 1981 Susan completed her Early Childhood (EC) Montessori certification from the Pan American Montessori Society, and in 2016 received a Master Teacher’s Diploma from Age of Montessori. 

After more than 30 years of teaching in private and public schools, and also educating adults to become EC Montessori guides, Susan is now using her experience to act as a consultant for those working in the field of Montessori education.

Her daughters attended Montessori schools, and as adults credit their time in Montessori with their love of education, and the foundation for their love of the many facets of humanity the world over.

In her free time Susan loves the outdoors, especially sailing, snorkeling and scuba, and is happy to play at artistic endeavors including woodworking, batik, painting, pottery and drawing. 


Come visit Kukumi Montessori School where you will learn more about the scientifically-based Montessori education

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