Assistant Head of School Rosario Toward was born, raised and educated in Mexico City, Mexico. She graduated with a Bilingual Elementary Teaching Certificate and worked in several private schools in Mexico City prior to shifting her attention to the Montessori Method. She took her first Montessori course in Bergamo, Italy. She graduated with an AMI elementary diploma, in 1971. Upon graduation, Rosario married and moved to Miami, Florida, where she was one of three Montessori teachers, at the elementary level, in the state of Florida. After a few years of working in Florida, she moved with her family to Mexico to direct one of the largest Montessori schools in northern Mexico, with 350 students ranging from 2.5 to 15 years of age. Years later, and upon returning to Florida, she continued working in various Montessori schools as a teacher and trainer and as a school consultant and conference presenter for the American Montessori Society. During those years, she continued her Montessori studies and obtained her Primary and Assistants to Infancy diplomas. Rosario has founded and owned Montessori schools and has been a firm believer of “education for life”, taking students, as young as 6 years of age, to different countries to immerse themselves in the different cultures.This is Rosario's 7th year at TRIS.
Pre-Primary and Primary CoordinatorSusan Wondrasek is an AMI Montessori guide Certified for teaching children two through seven years of age. She is a specialist in geography and art. Susan has been with The Renaissance International School for 18 years teaching at the Pre-Primary, Primary and Lower Elementary levels. For the past six years she has been working as the Pre-Primary and Primary Program Coordinator and Consultant. Susan is an enthusiastic student of the Redirecting Children’s Behavior Program and has attended several courses.
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