Colleen Haass – Director/Primary Guide
Colleen first discovered Montessori when working in Special Education classrooms. Respecting the child as a complete person while providing as much autonomy as possible was the breath of fresh air that she’d been craving.
She began researching Dr. Maria Montessori and her philosophies with great intensity and implementing all that she could. Eventually, she joined The Montessori Learning Center, an international-based business that aids parents in creating a Montessori-inspired home, as their head of development.
In 2020 she joined EMCC as a parent and an assistant in the toddler community. In 2021 she left the Montessori Learning Center and enrolled at Seacoast Montessori Training Center in their Lower Elementary Program (6-9 years). When it became apparent that EMCC would need a new Primary teacher as soon as possible, she also added the Early Childhood Education Program (3-6 years) to her training agenda. Colleen is on track to receive her AMS 3-6 certification in the summer of 2023 and her AMS 6-9 certification in the summer of 2024.
Colleen enjoys biking and hitting up local eateries in her spare time with her spouse and daughter.
Practical Life in Primary