Ms. Mara Smith

Primary English Teacher

Ms. Mara Smith holds an AA in Child Development, a BA in Liberal Arts, a public-school teaching credential, and an AMI Primary degree. When she started her educational journey, she fell in love with working with children. Her journey started when she took her first course in child development and decided that was where she wanted to focus her future. Mara worked in a traditional elementary classroom for two years. After that, she worked as a Montessori teacher for eight years.
Mara believes the Montessori method is the best education for children and it’s her joy to give Montessori education to children. She is dedicated to enriching the lives of children.
In her free time, Ms. Mara and her ten year-old daughter love spending time together exploring, finding new places to visit as well as visiting old favorites. Their favorite place to visit is the 'tide pools' in La Jolla. Ms. Mara loves to be out in nature, especially the beach and park, and enjoys hiking or simply taking a walk outside to see all the beauty this world has to offer.