The Cofounders

Raquel Betts

Owner

Raquel has been working with children for 42 years. She founded a preschool in Mexico City for 10 years. Constantly continuing her education, she has acquired over 250 hours of educational development through classes and workshops. 

Antonio Betts

Executive Administrator

Antonio has been working in the early childhood educational field for 8 years. He has a degree in Early Childhood Education. He has trained under Reggio Emelia Philosophy, understanding their approach to learning.

Our Administrative team

Micaela Olivares Manning

Preschool Director

This will be Mica's 12th year working at Lamorinda Montessori. Within 23 years she has worked at 3 highly rated Montessori programs. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree and 3 different Early Childhood Education credentials ranging from infancy through kindergarten. 

Luly Velez

Pedagogista

Luly has been working with preschool children for over 30 years with a specialization in child psychology. She works closely with the teachers in classrooms to create developmentally appropriate curriculums and activities based on the ages of the students. Luly specializes in students with more difficult behaviors or tendencies.

Our Family...

Shelby

Educator

"Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future"

Nelson Mandela

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Luz

Educator

Zenia

Educator

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” Maria Montessori

Jennifer

Educator

“Laughter is timeless

Imagination has no age

and dreams are forever”

Walt Disney

Jenevieve

Educator

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye"

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Lupita

Educator

"Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so they know the value of things, not the price."

 
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