1333 5th Ave S.  |  Anoka, MN 55303     
1333 5th Ave S.  |  Anoka, MN 55303     

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Anoka, Minnesota Montessori Education

Samantha Morrison

Samantha Morrison

Children’s House Teacher

I was first exposed to the Montessori Method at the age of two as I am a former student of Minnesota Renaissance School. Inspired by my parents, the founders and owners of MRS, I quickly realized I wanted to work with children as an adult. I started my career here as a teacher’s assistant in both the toddler room and Children’s House. I received my Child Development Associates Accreditation for Infants and Toddlers in 2016 and was the lead toddler teacher for two years after. In 2018, I received my Montessori teaching diploma and have been a Children’s House teacher ever since. This calendar year will mark my 5th year teaching at MRA. I love my job, my students, and the fulfillment teaching children brings.

What I love about Montessori is how natural it is as a form of learning and education. In this day and age, I think that “knowledge” is forced upon people in an ineffective manner, and as a result, so many children are never given opportunities to be successful as a student. Montessori eliminates this problem because of the natural way that the classroom, environment, and curriculum are administered to the child. It is a form of education that is all about the student. It allows them to learn at their own pace, in their own way, in an environment that is non-constricting and very stimulating. It gives your child the tools to learn how to think, and ultimately, to be successful moving into adulthood.

When I am not at school teaching, I enjoy being at home with my children and family. I have two sons who attend MRA, one in the Toddler program and one in Children’s House. We enjoy playing games, going on adventures, cooking, and making wonderful memories together. I have an interest in science, nutrition, and family dynamic, I spend a lot of time researching these topics. Some hobbies include reading, cooking, singing and exercising.

“The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge. He has the power to teach himself.”

- Maria Montessori