Our son has attended MEC’s House of Montessori since he was 6 months old. As an educator, early childhood education and socialization is a priority in our household. The Montessori educational philosophy and MEC’s personal philosophy were a perfect fit for us.
The classroom teachers at MEC are amazing. Our son has benefitted so much from the individualized educational opportunities provided as well as the warm, nurturing environment created by all staff members. It is a place where we feel safe and secure knowing our son is not only getting the best education, but the best care as well.
Teachers are the single greatest factor in student success, and we have seen the fruit of MEC’s fabulous educators in our son’s social, emotional, and academic development over the last three years. While i would love to take credit for this, I would be remiss not to credit the MEC amazing teachers who have facilitated and supported his growth.
One of the most impressive and appealing things about MEC is the administrative/ownership team. Teachers are the most important factor in student success, but administration and leadership is the most important factor in teacher effectiveness, and MEC has an amazing leader. Julie Roy is nothing short of incredible. Upon taking ownership of MEC, she immediately began investing in the schools. She purchased all new equipment, work for students, and initiated much needed updates to all the buildings— cosmetic updates, security updates, new outdoor nature and play areas...you name it, she improved it). My very favorite thing about Julie, though, is her dedication to her teaching staff. As a parent I love seeing all the wonderful things MEC administration regularly does to support the teachers’ health and well-being holistically! You can’t pour from an empty vessel, and Julie’s dedication to taking care of teachers helps them teach to the best their abilities!
-- Casey D