Hope Grandel

Experienced Primary Montessori Directress
Experienced Primary Montessori Directress

Dynamic child development professional who has mastered combining warmth and caring with a proven philosophy for nurturing happy, competent children.  An educator with over 30 years of experience in working with young children, includes establishing age-appropriate sequential instructional activities in language, math, science, geography, writing and daily living.


  • Creating child-friendly environments that encourage self-discipline and self-confidence
  • Collaborating with parents to set and attain age-appropriate developmental milestones
  • Managing learning and social development experiences for children in mixed age groups
  • Using naturally-occurring home and community resources to stimulate children’s curiosity and desire to master skills
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Education List
Jan 2017 — Feb 2017

Montessori Education, New England Montessori Teacher Education Center, Salem, NH
Bachelor of Arts, Siena Heights College, Adrian, MI
Phono–Graphix Certification, Phono-Graphix Association of Reading Therapists
Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom


Montessori Directress @ Montessori Kids Universe / Greater Montessori School
Jan 2017 — Current

 Completely responsible for opening up a new classroom, actively participated in buying materials, setting a routine and schedule for a class day and the year.
 Began a classroom with mostly 2.5 and 3 year olds. Normalized a set of non-Montessori children and worked with several on toilet training.
 Used Montessori Compass to plan, record lessons, keep notes on children’s progress, and communicate with parents.
 Designed and implemented functional yet fun age-appropriate group activities.
 Utilized sign language to encourage early communication and interpersonal connection
 Assessed students’ emotional, social and academic development each semester.
 Acted as a liaison with the daycare staff to provide quality, consistent care for full-day students.
 Monitored student progress and conducted parent conferences.

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