Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kirsten

In May of 2016, I completed my student teaching at Buena Vista Montessori and graduated from UCCS with a Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. I immediately went to Boulder to start my training to obtain my Lower Elementary Montessori qualification, which I completed in June of 2017. I completed my most recent Montessori training in April of 2018 where I graduated with my Masters of Education in Montessori Integrative Learning. I am very passionate about the Montessori Method and how it is so individualized to meet the needs of each student because it has always been a part of my whole life. I grew up here in Colorado Springs and my parents helped to open a small Montessori school that I attended for eight years, where I went from Primary through Upper Elementary.


“Montessori education is designed to awaken the interests and to allow children to pursue learning about issues that already personally interest them.”

-Maria Montessori