Reese’s family moved from state to state because of her father’s occupation and by the time they landed in Hershey, PA, she had fallen behind in her learning.
“States teach different standards, and at times I struggled,” said Reese. “I didn’t want others to feel left behind, and that’s when I ultimately committed myself to becoming an educator.”
Montessori is a hands-on method of teaching that helps children learn through concrete and abstract methods.
“It helps children find their internal drive and motivation and teaches them that if they want to learn something, they must do the work that comes along with it,” said Reese. “Montessori has its freedoms and limits. It’s not something where kids just come and do what they want. They are required to learn the core subjects and are held to state standards of growth.”