Meet Our Staff

Ms. Natalie

Ms. Natalie

Director / Elementary Lead Teacher

Ms. Natalie was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She has been a lead teacher since 2007, and has been involved in Montessori education since 1999. Ms. Natalie has her American Montessori Society certification, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, and is a certified Music Together Instructor. She is currently training to serve as a certified dyslexia tutor, using the Barton method. Ms. Natalie enjoys playing with her daughter, watching documentaries, hiking and working out.

Ms. Mariela

Ms. Mariela

Financial Manager / Elementary Lead Teacher

Ms. Mariela is originally from Chile. She is a Certified Spanish and AMS Montessori teacher. Along with a Bachelor of Business, she has her Masters in Bilingual Education and 20 years of experience in bilingual education. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Ms. Amanda

Ms. Amanda

Pre-Primary Lead Teacher

Ms. Amanda comes to us from Venezuela with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise. Also, a Montessori certified teacher. She has two beautiful, bilingual daughters and enjoys spending her time with her family.

Ms. Carolina

Ms. Carolina

Primary I Lead Teacher

Ms. Carolina was born and raised in Chile and is a native Spanish speaker. She had a sociology degree and she has her Montessori certification from American Montessori Center. She enjoys cooking, traveling, climbing, running and spend time with her family.

Ms. Constanza

Ms. Constanza

Primary II Lead Teacher

Constanza Tarazona has a Bachelor’s in Medicine, a postgraduate degree in Pediatrics, a Master’s Degree in Administration of Health Institutions (Venezuela) and International Montessori Teaching Diploma (USA)
Born in Venezuela, she came to the United States with her family, has worked in the USA as a teacher in Special Education in Mesa Public School Dobson High School, Casa del Nino Bilingual Montessori and Little Big Minds Preschool Spanish immersion. She has used her love and experience working with children focusing on the teaching of Spanish, Math, Science and Music. Her main hobbies are playing the violin, reading and enjoying with her family. Ms. Constanza loves to sing and paint outdoors with the children.
Ms. Patricia

Ms. Patricia

Elementary Co-Teacher

Ms. Patricia Puebla was born in the city of Hermosillo/Sonora, Mexico. She is married and have 2 children. She has a bachelor degree in  business and 5 years of teaching experience in the state of California. In 2019, she moved to Arizona and now she is very proud of being part of the Casa del Niño bilingual Montessori team.