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.

Alex Dixon ( Sunset Club Lead- Primary ) I am originally from Leesburg, Virginia, however I grew up on the coast of North Carolina.  I moved to Northern Virginia in September of 2012 and started working at Sunset Hills in February of 2013.  I have always loved children and knew that I wanted to work with people in one way or another.   I am thankful to have been given this opportunity to work with such an amazing staff and wonderful children.  I love my SHMS family!

Alex Dixon ( Sunset Club Lead- Primary )

I am originally from Leesburg, Virginia, however I grew up on the coast of North Carolina.  I moved to Northern Virginia in September of 2012 and started working at Sunset Hills in February of 2013.  I have always loved children and knew that I wanted to work with people in one way or another.   I am thankful to have been given this opportunity to work with such an amazing staff and wonderful children.  I love my SHMS family!

Laura Romero (Sunset Club Lead- Elementary)   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 (Sunset Club Lead- Elementary)

 

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.

Liz Ballew (Sunset Club Lead- Toddler)   I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Northern Virginia two years from San Diego to attend George Mason University. During my time at George Mason, I volunteered as a student mentor at an Elementary School in Fairfax and realized how much I truly loved working with children. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I began working as an assistant Montessori Teacher in Leesburg. I joined SHMS this year and I am thrilled to be teaching at an amazing school!  

Liz Ballew (Sunset Club Lead- Toddler)

 

I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Northern Virginia two years from San Diego to attend George Mason University. During my time at George Mason, I volunteered as a student mentor at an Elementary School in Fairfax and realized how much I truly loved working with children. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I began working as an assistant Montessori Teacher in Leesburg. I joined SHMS this year and I am thrilled to be teaching at an amazing school!

 

Erin Cooper( Sunset Club Lead Jr/Sr Kindergarten) Erin was born and raised in Chantilly, Virginia.  She got her degree in Music Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Erin has been working with children for more years than she can count, from babysitting to community theatre.  She is looking forward to the challenge and excitement of learning more about the Montessori way.  SHMS staff and students gave me the warmest and sincerest welcome and I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful family.  In her free time Erin enjoys singing, reading, crafting, being with her family, and spending time outdoors.  

Erin Cooper( Sunset Club Lead Jr/Sr Kindergarten)

Erin was born and raised in Chantilly, Virginia.  She got her degree in Music Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Erin has been working with children for more years than she can count, from babysitting to community theatre.  She is looking forward to the challenge and excitement of learning more about the Montessori way.  SHMS staff and students gave me the warmest and sincerest welcome and I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful family.  In her free time Erin enjoys singing, reading, crafting, being with her family, and spending time outdoors.

 

Ryan Meixner (Sunset Club Associate) Ryan loves Reston, he was born here and grew up in Montessori, he is an alumni of SHMS where he started his education in 1999. He attended the school through the 5th grade, and less than four years later he was volunteering at SHMS and helping with the children. Starting after his sophomore year in high school, Ryan joined the summer camp staff as a Jr. Counselor. After high school Ryan left the school to pursue other opportunities but soon realized that his passion was for the kids at Sunsethills Montessori. His love for what he does and the kids is on display on a daily basis.  

Ryan Meixner (Sunset Club Associate)

Ryan loves Reston, he was born here and grew up in Montessori, he is an alumni of SHMS where he started his education in 1999. He attended the school through the 5th grade, and less than four years later he was volunteering at SHMS and helping with the children. Starting after his sophomore year in high school, Ryan joined the summer camp staff as a Jr. Counselor. After high school Ryan left the school to pursue other opportunities but soon realized that his passion was for the kids at Sunsethills Montessori. His love for what he does and the kids is on display on a daily basis.

 

Kayla Cummings ( Sunset Club Associate )  

Kayla Cummings ( Sunset Club Associate )