NW Extended Day Preschool Classroom
"The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Daily Classroom Schedule
7:00-8:00 Work period
8:45-9:15 Brain Gym/Line
9:15-11:00 Work period
11:00-11:30 Spanish group
1:00-3:00 Rest time, 1:00-3:00(+-) for nappers (2:00-3:15 work period for resters)
4:15-5:00 Work period (full day children depart at 4:00)
5:00-6:00 Extended day children join the NW classroom at 4:45
Rada, Montessori Co-Lead Teacher
Rada Perovice began teaching at Cornerstone Montessori School in August 2004. She moved to the United States from former Yugoslavia over a decade ago. Rada attended the University of Montenegro and earned a degree in English and English literature. Rada was a journalist in Montenegro and taught English in Belgrade. She worked as a translator in Iraq. Rada decided to continue teaching in the U.S.A. She worked as a nanny and teacher’s assistant at a couple of Montessori schools in the Denver metropolitan area, and earned her Montessori certification in the Summer of 2003. Rada’s hobbies are yoga, mountaineering, snowshoeing, and winter sports. In the summertime, Rada guides a hiking tour for the Colorado Mountain Club in her native country of Montenegro.
Bill, Co-Lead Teacher
Bill Powers is an alumnus of Cornerstone Montessori School. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Creighton University. Bill worked at Cornerstone for several years during summer camp and became a full-time employee in May 2002.
Gaby, Teaching Assistant/Spanish Language
My name is Gabriela Bresciani. I'm from Peru and have lived in Colorado since 2002. I began working with children in Peru when I was in high school, tutoring elementary aged children. I attended the University of San Martin de Porres and studied Communication Sciences, Tourism, and Psychology for 5 years and one year of study in Accounting. For two years, I worked as an assistant Kindergarten teacher in a Peruvian-German school in Peru. I worked for Jefferson County Public Schools teaching an after school elementary Spanish Program. Since 2006, I have had the opportunity to work for Cornerstone Montessori School as a bilingual assistant. I worked in the Toddler Classroom for 3 years and now I am an assistant and teaching Spanish in a preschool classroom. I really enjoy being with the children and teaching them the Spanish language.