My name is Brenda Krieg, I was born on the planet in a place called Mexico City. I am a mother and I have a degree in Primary Education from La Salle University. I have 12 years of experience as a teacher for the infant and primary levels of teaching in both English and Spanish. The first 5 years of my career began in CDMX at a school that was founded by my mother and grandmother, “Colegio La Fayette.” Later I worked for 3 years and served as a 1st grade teacher in Oakland, USA. However, despite the fact that I managed to achieve an ambitious goal at a professional level, “an official in the USA”, I did not like the educational method: teaching so that children could pass standardized tests and following teaching rhythms with marked schedules that did not let the child explore their subjects of interest. These disappointments as a teacher led me to investigate alternative pedagogies and the one that captivated me the most was Montessori pedagogy.
So, I decided to take my Montessori Guiding Diploma, at Montessori Northwest, Portland, Oregon, USA. Since I have been practicing this method, I have been captivated by connecting with little ones with respect and love for their interests. I love to observe how the little ones, even at the young age of 13/14 months, already seek to have autonomy and do things for themselves. They are naturally organized and like to know that everything has a space. In this method, the fact that the ages are mixed helps the little ones to have a sense of community where the older children teach the little ones and vice versa.
Because of my love for this pedagogy, I decided to open a Montessori Children’s Educational Center, which in addition to offering all the virtues of the Montessori methodology, I also wanted to give importance to the teaching of English. It is the universal language of the world and my hope is that Little Morning Glory Montessori children become “Citizens of the World” just as Dr. María Montessori said.