Montessori Educator

Montessori Teaceher and Mom Lisa Nolan

My son when he was just a tot (and before my hair turned grey)!


I am a trained and certified Montessori teacher. I’ve taught Montessori in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986.

I took my Montessori primary training in 1986 at The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco with the late head mistress, Ursula Thrush. I took my Montessori elementary (6-9) training in 1988 at The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco (with the late head mistress Ursula Thrush) through the University Extension, University of California Berkeley. I received an MA from San Francisco State University.

My son was born with Down syndrome in 2004, and being at home with him, using Montessori education since birth, has been a blessing in disguise!

I offer affordable online Montessori and homeschool programs for birth to age nine.

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