Jeff advocates for children learning through their environment. To quote Dr. Maria Montessori: “The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” Like his predecessor, Jeff believes that given the right materials and teacher support, children have the guidance needed to make self-discoveries while advancing their education.
Prior to joining Needham Montessori School as an Office Administrator, Jeff spent the last seven years in early education, having worked with children as young as 3 months to students in lower elementary. In 2013-2014 he earned an Early Montessori Credential from the New England Montessori Teacher Education Center. He taught in two Children’s House classrooms at Walnut Park Montessori School in Newton.