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Amanda considers it a privilege to serve the second plane child, and is honored to be working with the children at Moonflower. She graduated from University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in elementary education. Amanda went on to study Montessori theory through the TIES program at Endicott College, and received a M.Ed in Montessori integrative studies. She is an AMI trained elementary guide, having completed AMI elementary training through Montessori Northwest. She has enjoyed over 10 years guiding elementary children in upper and lower elementary
Tonya loves working in the Primary Classroom. Her goal is to provide an environment which is supportive of the unique needs of all students and to provide them with a physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially productive environment. She strives to help students find the ability to express themselves and accept their own differences and the differences of others. Tonya enjoys incorporating cooperative learning, hands-on learning styles, projects, and individual work to engage students and maintain active learning. She consistently brings a positive and encouraging attitude and high expectations to the classroom.
Tonya holds a BS in Child and Youth Development from Milligan College, and is passionate about education that meets the needs of each individual child. Prior to joining Moonflower, she worked in the Washington County Public School system.
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