SE Half Day and Mixed Preschool Classroom
"Whoever touches the life of the child, touches the most sensitive point of the whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future."
Daily Classroom Schedule
7:45-8:00 Open classroom
8:00-11:15 Work period including snack and line
11:15-12:00 Playground (half day children depart by 12:00 noon)
12:45-1:00 Lunch clean up, transition to rest
1:00-1:30 Rest time for resters
1:00-3:00 Rest time for nappers
1:30-3:30 Work period including snack
(Full day children depart by 4:00)
Kim, Montessori Co-Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Kim Paulin. I am excited to be working at Cornerstone Montessori. I have truly enjoyed getting to know the children both in the classroom and on the playground. I continue to be amazed by them daily!
I earned my Montessori certification from MECA Seton in Clarendon Hills, Illinois in 2004. In addition, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Recreation with an emphasis in Outdoor.
I have 3 years of experience as a Teaching Assistant: 2 years in Children’s House and 1 year in Lower Elementary (1st to 3rd grade). Prior to having my first son, I worked as a Lead Teacher in a Children’s House classroom for 1 year. After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I am thrilled to be back in the classroom.
My youngest son attends preschool at Cornerstone and my eldest son graduated from Kindergarten at Cornerstone in May 2012.
Lori, Montessori Co-Lead Teacher
My name is Lori Billman. My history with Montessori and with Cornerstone Montessori School began when I was two and a half years of age. I attended Cornerstone through kindergarten, at which point I went to a public elementary school. Around high school, I returned to Cornerstone as a classroom aide and enjoyed the children here for three years. In 2006, I taught at a couple of other schools, while earning a degree in the Arts, Business Management, and also completed my international Montessori certification. After some great years as a lead and supervisor, I headed back to school. I earned my Masters in Education and Teacher Leadership from the University of Phoenix in May 2012. I am excited to join the Cornerstone staff this year and look forward to taking part in creating an environment to nurture and care for your children!
Maria, Assistant/Spanish Language Teacher
¡Hola! My name is Maria Magdalena Bell. I am the new classroom assistant/Spanish teacher in the SouthEast Preschool Classroom. This is my first year at Cornerstone Montessori and I am so excited to be here!
My teaching experience began with Elementary Spanish Program, a non-profit organization based out of Boulder, Colorado. I taught grades K-6, in Jefferson, Boulder, and Denver counties.
I truly love being with children and teaching them new things in the Montessori way. Language is a wonderful thing and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to teach your children. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the students and families at Cornerstone Montessori School.