Christine's philosophy when it comes to children is that children should be treated with a deep respect as they are their own unique individuals. Her philosophy follows a quote from Dr. Maria Montessori "The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, 'the children are now working as if I did not exist'". Christine believes that the development of their social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual selves is the focus of Needham Montessori School. She also believes that the underlying purpose of her philosophy education is to aid the child's independence and self-formation by creating an environment that can unlock the inherent potential and intelligence within each child!
Christine has multiple degrees and certificates ranging from education to even massage, yoga, and manicures! Christine got her general certificate of education and Montessori Internationale Diploma in Sri-Lanka, as well as her Associates of Science at Wheelock. Christine has also received her certificate to be an infant/toddler/preschool/director as well on top of her extracurricular certificates!
Christine enjoys singing, dancing, shopping, and travelling in her free time when she is not spending her time with the children at Needham Montessori School. If parents are ever interested in visiting their children and watching them while they are in class, they will most likely witness one or two of these interests, but probably not shopping or travelling.