Ms. Dawn Tang, a distinguished Montessori educator with over 14 years of experience, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Education. She completed her Montessori training at the Montessori Institute of America (MIA) in 2009 and further advanced her expertise as a teacher trainer in 2011.
In 2017, Dawn founded Shamrock Montessori, inspired by her faith and dedication to serving others. As a Christian and humble servant of God, she has created a compassionate and supportive learning community that integrates spiritual values.
Dawn's educational philosophy emphasizes supporting the natural development of the child's absorbent mind, fostering intellectual growth, and instilling a love for learning. As the visionary founder of Shamrock Montessori, Dawn shapes the future of Montessori education, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of countless children and their families.
Ms. Jasmine has more than 30 years of experience in early childhood education, and this is her twenty academic year leads in a Montessori school. She took ECE courses and has been graduated from EWU with MIS degree. She holds Montessori teaching certificate at both Primary and Infant/toddler levels. She also has a certificate of postpartum lactation care. Jasmine has two girls, one is working as an elementary teacher, and one is a college student.
She is very obsessed with Montessori education. She believes a real Montessori teacher needs not only have enough knowledge also needs to be responsible, diligent, patient, passion, love and care. She always follows the children and observes them carefully. She spent lots of time designing lessons and making teaching materials for children to grow by exploring and experiencing through the prepared Montessori class, but not from people’s passive teaching. She emphasized that learning is joy. Her belief is to provide children with the most authentic, self-conscious learning life and suitable to their age. She said the true reward to be a teacher is watching each child enjoys working in the class and grow positively.
Pre-K/ K Class Lead Teacher
Ms. Irene graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is keen on child development and helping nurture young minds. Ms. Irene has had previous experience as a lead teacher at Kiddie Academy of Renton and as an assistant teacher at Cascade Christian Schools and Tacoma First Baptist Church. She has also served in the Children’s Ministry at her church and has volunteered for Vacation Bible School (VBS) for many years. Ms. Irene plays the piano and has also given piano lessons to children in the past. Ms. Irene has a genuine love for the outdoors and nature. She is passionate about cultivating young learners as well as sharing the love and gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone she encounters.
Pre-K/ K Class Chinese Lead Teacher
Ms. Amy graduated from the University of Washington. She has been working in a Montessori classroom for around two years and took the Montessori training (AMS) in September 2022. She likes to get along with the children and thinks they are friendly and peaceful in the Montessori environment, whose eyes reveal curiosity and yearning for the world. “The Montessori philosophy is to help children discover their potential and autonomy by guiding them. In this way, they can be more confident and can do what they can do better,” Ms. Amy states, that she is passionate about guiding the growth of the children and helping them to study the beautiful things about life.
Early Preschool Lead Teacher
Ms. Ning’s love for children brought her to the US in 2015 through the Au Pair childcare program. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Art Education and continued her education in the US through Montessori certification programs. Ms. Ning has 5 years’ experience working in Montessori in her 7 years career as a teacher. Her belief in the development of children is to focus on the body, spirit, and mind. She loves to spend her time outdoors hiking, reading, and journaling about her experiences.
Early Preschool English Teacher
Ms. Sandy has been working with children for more than 24 years. She has been at Shamrock Montessori for 4 years. As a mom of three children and grandmother of two grandchildren, Ms. Sandy strives to provide her passion and experience in developing the potential and interests of each of the children. She loves children and loves to see them try new things, become independent, to have success, and to see their confidence building every day. She enjoys it when they want to teach her Chinese words. In her spare time, she loves to go for walks, her dancing, camping, quilting, sewing, and spending time with her family. Every day is a new day and I am excited to see what it brings.
Toddler Class Lead Teacher
Ms. Shuang, a dedicated and adventurous educator, brings over seven years of international teaching experience to her role, having taught in the United States, China, and Africa.
An avid biker, Ms. Shuang has cycled through more than 50 countries on her own, fueling her passion for both education and global exploration. Her travels have allowed her to visit children in Africa, India, Nepal, and Europe, deepening her understanding of Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy that "education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."
Ms. Shuang was drawn to join Shamrock Montessori due to its strong Christian foundation.
Driven by her independent spirit, curiosity, and love for lifelong learning, Ms. Shuang seeks to inspire these qualities in her students as well. She eagerly looks forward to discovering and learning alongside the children in her classroom while fostering a compassionate and faith-based educational environment.
Toddler Class Chinese Teacher
Ms. Wening studied Teaching Chinese as a second language in college, and she used to teach at a college level in China. After coming to the U.S, she was drawn to early childhood education and recently graduated with a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Washington State University. Working with children brings her happiness and a sense of accomplishment. She is looking forward to building a positive relationship with children and parents. She loves yoga and workout.
Toddler Class lead Teacher
Ms. Joyce majored in pre-school education and earned a BA in the university. She has worked in education in China for six years. She was blessed with the opportunity to volunteer at a church preschool in Bellevue for two years since she came to Seattle. She also obtained her Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate. These experiences allow her better to understand the diverse educational and cultural backgrounds of children.
Ms. Joyce firmly believes in respecting each child's unique personality and supporting their growth through engaging in different activities. As an educator, she believes that every child is a natural learner. She is good at observing children and is passionate about exploring the world with children and fostering their curiosity and love for learning.
In her spare time, Ms. Joyce enjoys music, hiking, watching movies, and spending quality time with her family. She is good at Chinese calligraphy.
Ms. Joyce is looking forward to sharing her love, passion, and experience in early childhood education with every child and family she encounters.
Toddler Class English Teacher
Ms. Hannah has been working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers since 2019. she has experience in being a substitute teacher, and toddler assistant teacher at cascade Christian schools - Puyallup early learning center. Ms. Hannah is excited to be working at Shamrock Montessori. She enjoys teaching children about God. Ms. Hannah loves to spend time with her family, and friends.
Ms. Cynthia has worked with children since 2001. She believes working at a Montessori environment has provided her with countless opportunities to learn something new every day while building upon skills she has learned along the way.
She will be attending school this Fall to finish her Marriage and Family Psychology degree while also obtaining her Montessori Teaching certificate. Throughout her years of experience, she believes it is important for a teacher to have some knowledge in psychology to better understand why children behave or act as they do.
Ms. Cynthia also has a passion for music, which has been a part of her since she was a child. She learned to play piano at the age of 5, and has performed singing in many occasions at church events.
Ms. Cynthia is fluent in Portuguese, conversational in Spanish, but She hope to learn more languages in the future.
She looks forward to getting to know each family and student.