Head of School, Primary Teacher
Katelyn is a long time Montessorian, having grown up with Montessori and then
returned to the classroom as a teacher in a primary classroom. Katelyn received her B.A
from Wellesley College with a degree in Neuroscience. With her background in brain
development, as well as Montessori experience, she was excited to return to Montessori
as the educational philosophy aligns education with scientific observation and
study. Katelyn holds a primary level Montessori certification from Northeast Montessori
Training Institute. She is also a teacher trainer at Northeast Montessori Training Institute.
With experience in both the classroom and administration, Katelyn joined the Wildflower
project in 2013 to help open the doors for the first Wildflower School. She is excited
about the possibilities and the development of Wildflower within Cambridge and beyond.
Head of School, Elementary Teacher
Diane has been a Montessori teacher for over twenty years. She earned her AMI primary diploma from the Montessori Institute of Atlanta, lower elementary certification from AMS and AMI elementary diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego. She holds a B.A. from Goddard College and Master of Education from Loyola University Maryland. Diane is happy to join the Wildflower network of schools at Wild Rose in Cambridge.
Kari has been a Montessori elementary educator for the past ten years. She is AMI certified for ages 6-12 and has guided Montessori elementary classes in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Kari was first introduced to Montessori while working at the Montessori School of Tokyo, and she quickly realized that working with elementary-aged students was her calling. She holds a B.S. and a Master of Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Education from Loyola University Maryland.
Juan Carlos Dominguez
Primary Assistant Teacher
Juan Carlos began his journey in early childhood education as a Sunday School teacher in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA. It was then he discovered his passion for working with children. Though he had been working in advertising for over ten years, he decided to follow this passion and pursue a career in education and community outreach. To meet the needs of his community, he joined the organization Friends of Youth as a counselor, where he supported the lives of homeless and foster youth from Central America. Through this work, he realized that education was a critical factor for the children to succeed. In search of a better model for these children, Juan Carlos discovered Montessori education and took his first role as an assistant teacher in 2017. He is currently enrolled in the 3-6 Primary training at the Montessori Training Center in Puebla, México where he plans to earn his AMI primary diploma in the summer of 2019.
Elementary Assistant Teacher
Kariko grew up in Tokyo and has lived in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, and loves the study of different languages, history and cultures. Her interest in education began when she received the opportunity to study abroad in high school, and later by working with international students from around the world. She was introduced to Montessori while teaching summer programs for toddlers and elementary students in Montessori schools. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University. She is looking forward to another great year at Wild Rose!
Extended Day Teacher
Corie is a recent graduate of College of the Atlantic, a school with values similar to those of Maria Montessori herself. As a major of Human Ecology, Corie followed an interdisciplinary curriculum which allowed her to explore her interests as they evolved from sustainable food systems to creative writing to education. She was first introduced into the Wildflower Network through the Juneberry summer playgroup in 2016 and was immediately intrigued by the joy and pride the children took in their work. After a year at Snowdrop Montessori, a toddler environment in Cambridge, Corie is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces at Wild Rose and to join another incredibly talented team of educators.
Teacher Leader Cultivation
Castle is a Montessori teacher and teacher trainer with over 30 years of experience and a founder of Wild Rose Montessori School. Currently she works for the Wildflower Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization that supports the schools within the Wildflower Network. Castle specializes in engaging new teacher-leaders and supporting the growth and professional development of current and emerging teachers. Castle regularly visits Wild Rose and loves sharing natural history with the children.