This is a recommendation for Deborah Montejano, who I know both professionally and personally. She was an educator to both of my children who are now 8 and 5 years old. I first met Deborah in 2007 when she worked for a Montessori pre-school and was the lead educator of the classroom my older daughter was in. Then she became a home school teacher for my younger daughter. She is a fully Montessori certified teacher that demonstrated her understanding of the Montessori Philosophy through her innovative teaching skills. She was able to expand the curriculum beyond that of the standards required for Preschool. When my older daughter entered kindergarten she was reading at 1st – early 2nd grade level and was able to add and subtract numbers. She also experienced many science and art topics including the solar system, living and non-living things, mammals, reptiles, and abstract art. When her school tested her Math and Language Arts knowledge through the NJPASS, my daughter scored Advanced Proficient on both subjects. My younger daughter was also taught by Deborah. She is now in Kindergarten and has experienced many of the same successes that my older daughter has. She has adjusted well to kindergarten and has also a higher reading and math level then other students.
I can honestly say that she is one of the main contributors to my children’s’ success in school to date. She is a nurturing and caring teacher that puts her students’ as a priority. Her ability to be flexible and reliable is one of her greatest qualities. She is able to determine a child’s ability and create appropriate lessons for that child to succeed. I have personally experienced her expertise in my children and would recommend her as a teacher to any child.
I highly recommend Ms. Deborah Montejano as a Montessori teacher. I have known Ms. Montejano for over two years while she was my son’s Montessori head teacher. My son has a diagnosis of severe ADHD and ODD, and Ms. Montejano went beyond any of my expectations to integrate my son into her Montessori classroom. She was kind, patient, and very loving towards my son. She was always open to suggestions and always willing to consider new interventions that will increase my son’s academic and behavioral achievement.
Ms. Montejano has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, and reliable. She shows genuine concern for her students. She knows each of them very well and determines how to help them progress to the next level of achievement. She meets each child at their optimum level of learning.
I recommend Ms. Montejano to you without reservation. She has the experience and knowledge to be an asset to any program for which she is qualified.