Ms. Smith brings to HMS over 20 years of business and management experience in Montessori schools of varying sizes as well as in the corporate world. In her ten years as Administrative Director of a large Montessori school in Houston, Lisa developed school wide programs that improved teacher training and increased the sense of community between teachers and families. Lisa and Michelle Battistone (see Advisory Board) started Montessori Mentors in 2005, an independent organization designed to offer Montessori continuing education for credentialed teachers and a variety of resources to parents. She holds a B.A. from the University of Texas and an AMS Administrator Credential.
HMS and our classroom teachers are naturally paired creating a community of joyful and engaging individuals with a passion for working with children and a sincere desire to share the full, traditional Montessori curriculum with curious children.
The names and schedules of classroom teachers and assistants will be posted in each classroom.
All HMS faculty, including substitute teachers, are carefully screened including criminal history background checks. The extensive pre-service training covers child care licensing rules and regulations, CPR & first aid training as well as training in positive discipline and Montessori philosophy.