Meet Our Staff
Educator & Founder
Ms. Dawn has been teaching in Montessori class as a lead teacher for 10 years. She holds a B.A. in Literature and Education and took her MIA Montessori training in 2009. In 2012, Ms. Dawn Tang took her second training from Montessori Teacher Preparation of WA to be a teacher trainer, and started to help in MTP class as a trainer assistant since 2014. She believes "Our work is not to teach, but to help the absorbent mind in its work of development. How marvelous it would be if by our help, if by an intelligent treatment of the child, if by understanding the needs of his physical life and by feeding his intellect, we could prolong the period of functioning of the absorbent mind!"
Educator & Director
Ms Jasmine graduated from Eastern Washington University, she has been teaching in a Montessori school for 17 years. As a teacher and a mom of two girls, Ms Jasmine strives to help children find what they are interested in and develop their potential in a lovely and safe environment. On STEM curriculum, Ms Jasmine always makes sure they are appropriately planned and can be applied into different age groups. As Ms Jasmine says: "I love
children, and want to be a teacher who can grow with my students, and give them the best childhood
they can have. Teaching is not only increasing a student’s knowledge, but also helping them to build their confidence, independence and appreciation.
English lead teacher
Ms. Rachel earned her International Montessori Diploma from the North American Montessori Center (NAMC) in 2018 and her TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate in 2017. However, she has been teaching both in and out of the classroom to children and adults for over 10 years, including time spent in Europe teaching English to children. Ms. Rachel loves to observe and “follow the child”, to meet each child’s needs and interests. She loves to create STEM projects and a well prepared environment that will inspire each child’s curiosity and exploration of the world, while encouraging each child to have a love for learning independently. It is important to Ms. Rachel to model peace, respect and love for all people and our earth.
Ms. Rachel has spent over 7 years of her life, living in Eastern Europe as a Missionary, and she wants to do her best to share the love of Jesus with the children, families and staff of Shamrock Montessori.
Chinese Assistant Teacher
Ms. Ning grew up in Henan, China where she earned her Bachelor degree of Art Education. After she graduated from college, she volunteered at an orphanage for half year. Next she relocated to the USA as an Au Pair with a family in Belleuve for a whole year. After Ms. Ning finished the program, she started work as an assistant teacher in a Montessori school from 2017 till now.
She said:" I am taking my Montessori training now. It’s a joyful, rewarding and humbling experience to work with kids. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening and reading. I also enjoy hiking, fishing and some other outdoor activities with family and friends."
English Assistant Teacher
Ms. Imfan is an enthusiastic educator who loves working with children and families. She grew up in Macau, China and graduated from the University of Macau with a Business Administration - Marketing degree. In 2016, she moved to Seattle to complete a master's degree in Arts Leadership. She has provided a variety of enrichment classes to children of different ages, and developed evaluation projects for education programs. Ms. Imfan has also been serving as a member of the children's ministry at her church, as well as an active volunteer in the community. Due to her love of children and a desire to encourage their learning and development, she decided to pursue a career in Montessori education. Ms. Imfan strives to provide a spiritual, intellectual, cultural and stimulating environment to help children blossom into independent and responsible individuals. She is currently in the practicum phase and is looking forward to graduating with a Montessori Teacher Preparation certificate in Spring 2021.
English Assistant Teacher
Ms Sandy has been working with preschoolers for more than 21 years as an assistant. As a mom of three children and grandmother of two children, Ms Sandy strives to provide her passion and experience with assisting the English teacher in developing the potential and interests of each of the children. She assists in keeping a loving and safe environment for the children to learn and grow. 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. Every day is a new day and I am excited to see what it brings.