Ms. Laulau is a part of the 6-9 teaching staff at Dixie Montessori Academy. Prior to working at DMA, she was in 3-6 year old Montessori environment for two years. She spent 2014/15 as a teacher’s Assistant at DMA. Ms. Laulau received her Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten Diploma thru NAMC (North American Montessori Center), a Distance Education Institute and completed an internship through ‘Granny’s Montessori’ preschool in Enterprise. She most recently received her 6-9 academic workshop training this summer of 2015.
Ms. Laulau’s teaching philosophy is about an ongoing education within her own heart. She believes in following the child in order for a successful and safe education.
She first learned about Maria Montessori through her mentor Ms. Marlene at Granny’s Montessori. It fascinated her because it was such a different and peaceful approach to teaching children. She decided to adopt, learn about and become certified in the method.
Ms. Laulau says working at DMA has helped her forgiveness to flow easier, her patience to lengthen, and her spirit to be stronger. She says, "I am comforted to know that I work among fellow Montessorians who believe in the same goal as I do. This environment, to me, is a very strong one that helps in the important role of Educating children."