Sunset Hills Montessori School

Reston Pre-School and Private Elementary 20th Anniversary. Sunset Hills Montessori School is nestled in the woods of Reston, on the edges of Lake Audubon and Lake Thoreau. We provide a peaceful school setting for children ages 18 months to 3rd grade.

Laura Romero (Lower Elementary Lead Teacher) Laura Romero was born in Bogotá, Colombia. It was there that she first began to study Early Childhood Education and Psychology.  Her first contact with children, in a professional capacity, was in an after school program as a teacher. In June of 2005, she moved to the United States and worked with children teaching Spanish and providing private tutoring in general studies while finishing her career as an Early Childhood Educator. Laura worked in different schools in Maryland and Virginia for couple years. Laura Romero joined the staff at Sunset Hills Montessori School in 2012 as our Elementary Assistant and Spanish Teacher. After a year of working with the students, learning about and falling in love with the Montessori method she decided to pursue further training at the Barrie Institute in Silver Spring, MD. While going to school and continuing to support the Lower El Classroom, Laura successfully completed the Lower Elementary Lead Teacher program. She now puts her skills and passion to good use every day as the Lower Elementary Lead Teacher.  

Laura Romero (Lower Elementary Lead Teacher)

Laura Romero was born in Bogotá, Colombia. It was there that she first began to study Early Childhood Education and Psychology.  Her first contact with children, in a professional capacity, was in an after school program as a teacher. In June of 2005, she moved to the United States and worked with children teaching Spanish and providing private tutoring in general studies while finishing her career as an Early Childhood Educator.

Laura worked in different schools in Maryland and Virginia for couple years.

Laura Romero joined the staff at Sunset Hills Montessori School in 2012 as our Elementary Assistant and Spanish Teacher. After a year of working with the students, learning about and falling in love with the Montessori method she decided to pursue further training at the Barrie Institute in Silver Spring, MD. While going to school and continuing to support the Lower El Classroom, Laura successfully completed the Lower Elementary Lead Teacher program. She now puts her skills and passion to good use every day as the Lower Elementary Lead Teacher.

 

Trisha Leathers (Upper Elementary Lead Teacher) My name is Trisha Leathers. I live in Fairfax, Virginia. I am a Washington State native. I hold several degrees from Washington State University (Go Cougs!), UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and University of Phoenix. Currently I am working on my dissertation and will be awarded my Doctorate in Education and Technology in 2016. I started educating adults and youth in 1984. My first employment was with Models, Inc. in Northern California. In 1988 I finished my first degree and began working with children in an elementary setting, with a focus on Montessori methodology.  I have two grown children and both my children have been students and educators in Montessori Schools. Additional information about my professional history is my work in building a state of the art Montessori school, years of service in both private and public school systems as an instructor (1st - 8th grade) and as an administrator. In my spare time, I present nationally at conferences on technology education, Montessori philosophy, and classroom management. Joining Sunset Hills Montessori in 2014, I have found a fantastic home to grow and develop.  I am excited to join you all in class.

Trisha Leathers (Upper Elementary Lead Teacher)

My name is Trisha Leathers. I live in Fairfax, Virginia. I am a Washington State native. I hold several degrees from Washington State University (Go Cougs!), UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and University of Phoenix. Currently I am working on my dissertation and will be awarded my Doctorate in Education and Technology in 2016.

I started educating adults and youth in 1984. My first employment was with Models, Inc. in Northern California. In 1988 I finished my first degree and began working with children in an elementary setting, with a focus on Montessori methodology.  I have two grown children and both my children have been students and educators in Montessori Schools.

Additional information about my professional history is my work in building a state of the art Montessori school, years of service in both private and public school systems as an instructor (1st - 8th grade) and as an administrator. In my spare time, I present nationally at conferences on technology education, Montessori philosophy, and classroom management.

Joining Sunset Hills Montessori in 2014, I have found a fantastic home to grow and develop. 

I am excited to join you all in class.

Karyn Robson (Lower Elementary Lead Teacher) Karyn Robson is a mother of four and an AMS accredited teacher with over 20years of experience teaching children ranging in age from infancy to middle school.  Originally from Ohio, Karyn has lived all over the United States and abroad in South Korea, Japan, and Germany during her husband’s military and diplomatic postings.  She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Montessori teaching accreditation from the Center for Montessori Teacher Education (CMTE) in North Carolina. She first found Montessori while seeking a preschool for her oldest daughter.  After observing in the classroom, Karyn was hooked!  She served on that school’s Board of Directors and decided to take the training and get certified.  Since then she has taught in Maryland, Tokyo, Virginia, and most recently in a bilingual program in Berlin. She is excited to return to Sunset Hills, where she taught during a previous assignment to the Washington Metro Area.  Her youngest daughter is in the Upper Elementary.

Karyn Robson (Lower Elementary Lead Teacher)

Karyn Robson is a mother of four and an AMS accredited teacher with over 20years of experience teaching children ranging in age from infancy to middle school.  Originally from Ohio, Karyn has lived all over the United States and abroad in South Korea, Japan, and Germany during her husband’s military and diplomatic postings.  She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Montessori teaching accreditation from the Center for Montessori Teacher Education (CMTE) in North Carolina.

She first found Montessori while seeking a preschool for her oldest daughter.  After observing in the classroom, Karyn was hooked!  She served on that school’s Board of Directors and decided to take the training and get certified.  Since then she has taught in Maryland, Tokyo, Virginia, and most recently in a bilingual program in Berlin. She is excited to return to Sunset Hills, where she taught during a previous assignment to the Washington Metro Area.  Her youngest daughter is in the Upper Elementary.

Jeannette Rosario (Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher) Jeannette Rosario holds bachelors in liberal arts and an AMS and AMI Primary diploma.  Originally from Puerto Rico, she spent the first twelve years of her career teaching on her dear island.  In 1998, she moved to Maryland to join her husband after their marriage.  She was part of a wonderful Montessori community until 2012, when she decided to homeschool her son through third grade.  In the summer of 2013, she moved to Virginia with her family and joined the Sunset Hills community in the fall of the same year.  Jeannette is working as an assistant to the lower elementary.  Teaching is her passion and she is grateful for the opportunity to expand her knowledge and experience.  

Jeannette Rosario (Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher)

Jeannette Rosario holds bachelors in liberal arts and an AMS and AMI Primary diploma.  Originally from Puerto Rico, she spent the first twelve years of her career teaching on her dear island.  In 1998, she moved to Maryland to join her husband after their marriage.  She was part of a wonderful Montessori community until 2012, when she decided to homeschool her son through third grade.  In the summer of 2013, she moved to Virginia with her family and joined the Sunset Hills community in the fall of the same year.  Jeannette is working as an assistant to the lower elementary.  Teaching is her passion and she is grateful for the opportunity to expand her knowledge and experience.