Señora Mayra is currently the Montessori Teacher Supervisor and Curriculum Coordinator after heading the Jardin de las Flores classroom since Mi Casita opened up in 2001. She is a native of Mexico City. She received her Early Childhood Education Degree from the Maestro Manuel Acosta school in Mexico City. She began teaching Kindergarten in her homeland until she married and moved to the United States. For about 10 years, she worked or volunteered as an assistant at various schools and with Sunday school due to her husband’s military career requiring frequent moves. Finally, in Germany, Sra. Mayra entered the Montessori world as an assistant. She was fascinated by the environment but most of all in the results of the methods implemented to teach the children. She began her Montessori training and completed her Montessori certification through London’s St. Nicholas Training Centre. Upon completion of her training, she assumed a head teacher and supervisor position at the Montessori school in Ramstein, Germany, for the next three years. Back in the United States, she took on two part-time positions due to her military wife obligations– a traditional Kindergarten teacher assistant during the school year and a Montessori head teacher for summer camp. From the experiences of these two environments, her beliefs in the potential of the Montessori method were reconfirmed. She knew for sure to give the children the best foundation for life and expose them to the most opportunities she needed to teach children using the Montessori method. To get to Corpus Christi, Sra. Mayra sailed 9 months from Virginia. During her sail, she reflected on all of her teaching experiences and began to dream about having her own Montessori program and adding an additional developmental opportunity for children-teaching the children in a total Spanish immersion environment to take advantage of their absorbent minds. Upon arriving in Corpus Christi, she began teaching a Spanish program at a local Montessori school and then became a head teacher in one of the Children’s House classrooms. Finally, she came together with her family to realize her dream and open up Mi Casita Montessori School.