Owner: Susan Young
Susan is the Owner/Administrator of Montessori School of Novato. She bought the school in 1985 after teaching at Montessori de Terra Linda for 5 years.
Susan was born and raised in Marin County. She lives in Novato with her husband. They have three adult children, two girls and a boy all of whom attended Montessori School of Novato. Susan has a B.A. in Child Psychology from San Francisco State University and an Association Montessori International Diploma.
In her spare time she likes to read, walk her 2 dogs, play golf and tennis.
Malin Guerrero has worked at Montessori School of Novato since 1997. She holds a B.A. in History and Geography and a AMS Primary Montessori Teaching Credential. A native of the East Coast, Malin has lived in California for the past 20 years. When not teaching, Malin enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, spending time with her husband, daughter and animals, and just enjoying nature.
Kathleen Whitaker has been with Montessori School of Novato since 1997. She holds an Association Montessori Internationale Teaching Credential. Prior to this she worked as a Director of Youth Activities for the Morale Welfare and Recreation for the Department of the Navy. Kathy is a California native , although she has lived outside of California due to her husband's Military career. She has two adult children that are currently working in the Bay Area. In her spare time she enjoys artistic endeavors. Gardening and cooking are also her passions.
Shamim Mohammed has been with Montessori School of Novato for 4 years. Her first two years she was an assistant in the 3 - 5 year old class with Kathy. Shamim is in her final year of her Montessori training to become a Montessori Directress.
**All staff at Montessori School of Novato are CPR and First Aid certified. Head teachers have Montessori credentials, assistants and aftercare staff have a minimum of 12 ECE units**