Teaching Staff

Tina Mastroguiseppe


AMI and ECE Certified

I am the owner and administrator of Mountain Montessori Early Learning Centre. I graduated from the Montessori Training Center of B.C. in 1994 with an A.M.I. (Association Montessori International) Montessori diploma as well as a diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching for over 20 years and still love getting up in the morning and on my way to school to see all the smiling faces of the children! I am dedicated to keeping current with childcare issues through professional development. Since graduating I have attended several conferences and refresher courses, both in Montessori and ECE. I continue learning and growing as a Montessori teacher and am constantly amazed at what I learn, not just through the conferences and courses, but by what the children teach me on a daily basis. I enjoy art, music, dancing, yoga, reading, crafting, and having fun with the children!

Hillary Ries

Hillary is our newly ECE Assistant. and it is a pleasure to have her on board at Mountain Montessori!  Hillary has worked in childcare for approximately 20 years, including 9 years owning her own private day care. She is also a Life Coach and Healing Arts Therapist. Hillary has a wonderful calm demeanour and is excited to be working at Mountain Montessori.

"Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment:

Maria Montessori