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.
Mara and her ten year-old daughter love spending time together exploring, finding new places, and visiting old favorites. Their most favorite place is the tide pools in La Jolla. Mara loves to be out in nature, at the beach, hiking, at a park, or simply taking a walk outside to see all the beauty this world has to offer.