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The Magnolia Early Childhood classroom offers an all-day program for children between the ages of 3-6. The program includes a morning and an afternoon work period along with 4 outdoor times, lunch, rest time and 2 group meetings. During the work periods, teachers give children individual and small group lessons in Practical Life, Sensorial, Art, Mathematics, Language, Science and Geography. During the daily group meetings children participate in discussions, songs, games, stories and presentations. Montessori children are encouraged to solve problems independently, to guide their own education by following their interests and to do purposeful work, with an emphasis on freedom of movement. We give children the opportunity to learn in a beautifully prepared classroom with teachers who are trained to foster independence, leading to an optimal, peaceful, learning environment.
Anna Wegerson is thrilled to be teaching at BMS as a lead in the Magnolia Classroom, where she has taught since 2015. Anna hails from Chicago, IL, where she attended Montessori from the age of three up through 8th grade. She holds a BA in Theatre from Earlham College, and received her certification in Montessori Early Childhood Education from Seton Montessori Institute in 2013. She is currently working on getting a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University. Anna adores this amazing and supportive community of parents, children and educators, and is happy to be residing in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana.
Kate Drake graduated from IU Bloomington in 2013 with a degree in Sustainable Design, a multidisciplinary major through the Individualized Major Program, which allowed her to combine her passion for ecological and sociological sustainability with her interest in architecture, landscape design and natural building methods. Her minors included Public and Environmental Affairs, Art History and Studio Art. Kat enjoys spending her time outside hiking in the woods and working in the garden. Kat finds the organic, independent learning environment at Montessori captivating and beautiful. The children are inspiring and such a joy to work with.
Kimberly Perry has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is
currently working towards her Master’s Degree at Indiana University in Speech and
Hearing Pathology. She has been trained and certified as a Conscious Discipline
leader. Kimmi has been working in a preschool setting for over 6 years. In her spare
time, Kimmi enjoys hiking, fishing and camping. She is a proud parent of two boys, who
also attend BMS. If she's not outside with her children, you can find her at the gym
circuit training. Kimmi is very excited to be working with each one of the children in the