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teach in mexico

I recently received an email from my dear friend in Mexico, letting me know that the Montessori school where I taught for three years is in the precarious predicament of being without a teacher for the upcoming school year. It really is an amazing, one-room school - a school unlike any I've ever visited in the US (much better, in other words!). If you have a passion for Montessori education, are interested in working with children of humble backgrounds, and would be interested in living and working in Mexico for the next few years, please be in contact with Adriana as soon as possible! Also, please forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested in a truly genuine, truly beautiful Montessori experience. Here's the job posting I wrote back when I was there, and we were searching for my replacement:


We invite an AMI-trained primary guide to teach in the mountains of rural northern Mexico. Interested candidates must have a passion for Montessori philosophy. The position provides the opportunity to work with children of few economic resources and with the indigenous population. Some knowledge of Spanish, or a willingness to learn, is necessary. Interested guides should email their resumes and a letter introducing themselves to Adriana de la Vega at [email protected].

The school's blog can be found here: www.montessoricreel.blogspot.com

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from my time in Mexico - enjoy!

picking corn

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first sandpaper letter presentation

observing a huge caterpillar


countdown to goodbye day 3

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countdown to goodbye day 3

love my 18-135 lens

day 21

dia de campo 12-07