Our Mission Statement

The mission of the MTEC-SFBA is to provide infant and toddler, early childhood, elementary,  and administration courses for Adult Learners that lead to employment as a teacher and  in a Montessori educational setting at the appropriate level.

Teacher and student

Our Faculty…Our Inspiration

Our faculty bring strong academic degrees and Montessori credentials as well as years of practical experience to enrich and deepen your understanding of Montessori, children and their interface in the classroom.

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    Anni Tervydis

    Anni Tervydis

    Early Childhood
    Elementary I
    Early Childhood Foundation
    Professional Growth

    Early Childhood Field Consultant; Practical Life Curriculum, Classroom Leadership, Language Arts Curriculum & Philosophy

    Elementary Early Childhood Overview

    Elementary Early Childhood Overview

    Early Childhood Assistant and Curriculum

    Early Childhood              Literature and Children’s Books

     

    Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1969)

    B.A. Sociology- Child Psychology, Saint Joseph’s College (1969)

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    EI Wanda Whitehead

    Wanda Whitehead

    Elementary I

    Language Curriculum (Word Study) & Philosophy

    AMS Elementary Level I-II Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1996)
    California State Teaching Credential, Fifth year
    AMS Infant & Toddler Credential, American Montessori Society (2012)

    B.A. Liberal Arts, California State University, San Jose (1972)

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    Chen, Heng EC

    Heng Chen

    Early Childhood
    Elementary I
    Early Childhood Foundation
    Infant & Toddler

    Early Childhood Assistant & Curriculum

    Elementary I Early Childhood Overview

    Elementary II Early Childhood Overview

    Practical Life Curriculum, Sensorial Curriculum, & Philosophy

    Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2009)

    M. Ed Education, Oklahoma City University (2011)
    B.A. Sociology- Child Psychology, Saint Joseph’s College (2009)

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    Azari, Frida

    Frida Azari

    Early Childhood
    Elementary I
    Elementary II
    Professional Growth

    Mathematics Curriculum & Philosophy

    Elementary I Mathematics Curriculum & Philosophy

    Elementary II Mathematics Curriculum & Philosophy

    Early Childhood  Beyond the Bird’s Eye View
    Early Childhood  Tips on Candid Photographs of Your Children
    Elementary  Montessori Math & the Common Core

    AMS Early Childhood Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2003)
    AMS Elementary Level I Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2013)
    AMS Elementary Level -I-II Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2017)

    B.S. Audiology, Tehran University for Medical Sciences (1994)

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    Aaquist, Linda EI, EII

    Linda Aaquist

    Elementary I
    Elementary II
    Professional Growth

    Elementary Biological Sciences Curriculum, Elementary Physical Science Curriculum, Elementary History Curriculum, Elementary Geography Curriculum, Classroom Leadership, Curriculum Design, & Philosophy

    AMS Early Childhood Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1988)
    AMS Elementary Level I Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1990)
    AMS Elementary Level I-II Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1996)

    B.S. Geology, Univeristy of Alberta (1971)
    M.A. Elementary Education, University of Phoenix, Reno, NV (2008)

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    Cooper, Mary EC

    Mary Cooper

    Early Childhood

    Early Childhood Field Consultant; Practical Life Curriculum, Language Curriculum, & Philosophy

    Montessori Early Childhood Teaching Credential, American Montessori Society (1989)

    B.S. in Art Education, Miami University of Ohio, 1975

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    Enright, Rita

    Rita Enright

    Early Childhood

    Language Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, & Philosophy

    Montessori Credential AMI
    Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA (1996)

    BA in Leadership and Organizational Studies, St. Mary’s College (2013)

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    Silva, Sonali IT, EC, EI

    (Devika) Sonali Silva

    Early Childhood
    Elementary I
    Administration
    Early Childhood Foundation
    Professional Growth
    Infant & Toddler

    Early Childhood Child Development, Observation in Child Development, Parent Involvement (Child, Family & Community)

    Elementary I Child Development

    Elementary II Child Development

    Administration Coursework

    Early Childhood Child Development, Observation in Child Development, Parent Involvement (Child, Family & Community)

    Early Childhood                 Learning Differences
    Elementary                        Learning Differences

    AMS Early Childhood Credential, American Montessori Society (2012)
    AMS Elementary I Credential, American Montessori Society (2002)

    B.S., Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2009.
    M.A., Education, Saint Catherine University, 2013

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    Edith Vasquez, EC

    Edith Vasquez

    Early Childhood
    Professional Growth

    Early Childhood Field Consultant; Mathematics Curriculum: Money & Fractions

    Early Childhood              Money Curriculum
    Early Childhood              Fraction Curriculum
    Early Childhood             Montessori Rating Scale for the Early Childhood Environment

    AMS Early Childhood Credential, American Montessori Society (2013)

    B.A. Human Development California State University – East Bay (2017)

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    Ricks, MaryBeth

    Mary Beth Ricks

    Administration

    Administration Coursework

    AMS Administration Credential, American Montessori Society (2012)

    B.S., Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2009.

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    Agencies

    MTEC San Francisco Bay Area maintains the following three accreditations, which assures our students that we meet the high standards required by these agencies.

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    Accreditation

    Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)

    MACTE accreditation is in seven (7) year internals. MTEC-SFBA current accreditation interval is 2014 to March, 2021.

    Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) Address: 420 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone Number: (434) 202-7793. Executive Director: Rebecca Pelton

    AMS

    Affiliation

    American Montessori Society (AMS)

    AMS affiliation is in seven (7) year intervals. The current accreditation interval is 2014 to March 2021.

    American Montessori Society (AMS) Address: 116 East 16th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003 Phone Number: (212) 358-1250 Chief Education & Learning Officer: Gina Lofquist

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    “Approval” or “approval to operate” means that the Bureau (BPPE) has determined and certified that an institution meets minimum standards established by the Bureau for integrity, financial stability, and educational quality, including the offering of bona fide instruction by qualified faculty and the appropriate assessment of students’ achievement prior to, during, and at the end of its program.

    Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento,CA 95833 Phone Number: (888) 370-7589 Bureau Chief: Dr. Michael Marion, Jr.

    The BPPE ensures that Schools of postsecondary education meet defined standards. Among the standards are disclosure requirements.

    School Performance Fact Sheets (PFS) is such a disclosure. The PFSs below are filed with the BPPE. Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, placement rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, the School Performance Fact Sheet below contain the information as calculated pursuant to state law.

    Any questions a student may have regarding these fact sheets that have not been satisfactorily answered by us may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

    Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 Website: www.bppe.ca.gov Telephone number (toll-free): (888) 370-7589 Fax: (916) 263-1897