Thank you for your interest in our school!
First, I would like to share with you my story of how I first became acquainted with Montessori methods. While I earned a college degree in Psychology at university, I did not have much interest in early childhood education until I had children of my own and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 2008.
There, I was introduced to the Montessori classroom for the first time. It was a whole new world and unlike anything, I had ever expected. The children were confident when engaging in their activities, paid attention to what they were doing at all times, and were respectful to each other. I fell in love with the fascinating Montessori method immediately.
I studied the Montessori training course at Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington (MTP) for two years. I am a qualified international teacher as a Directress from the Montessori Institute of America (MIA). I have a certificate of MTP for Administration and teaching of the Montessori method of Preschool Education as well.
I spent six years with beautiful children at three private preschools in Washington. With the experience I gathered over there, I moved over to Ho Chi Minh city and opened the Saigon Montessori International Kindergarten in 2013.
I am also the founder of the Vietnam Montessori Institute (VMI), an extensive program designed to train teachers and ensure that our school is providing education of the highest quality for the children.
As a preschool director, I have the privilege of seeing our children grow up into fine, independent individuals that will one day lead our world into the next generation. I am therefore very much pleased to have had the opportunity to share my Montessori experiences and knowledge about with the teaching and learning community here in Vietnam.
I hope you will join me in helping your child start their new journey as a Montessorian.
It’s time to let them shine!
Julia, Gook Kyung Lee