Family Montessori Preschool of Loyola is headed by the “hands-on” and full time School Head, Ms. Rosemarie Lo-Garcia.
Teacher Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University. However, with a compelling desire and calling to be a teacher, she made a decisive shift early on in her life. Since 1990, she has worked in several Montessori environments. Since 2003, she has also been more active in training and preparing adults to work as directresses at Family Montessori.
Highlights of her Academic Training include:
- Montessori Graduate Units (6 units), San Jose City College, San Jose, California
- Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) – Primary Teacher Training Course – Diplomate, Mountain View, California
- Refresher Course- Primary Level, Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) – Jacksonville, Florida, 2010
- Graduate Units, Reading Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
- Graduate Units, Developmental Psychology, Ateneo de Manila, Quezon City
Teacher Rose is married to Mr. Emmanuel Garcia. They have three daughters, all of whom attended and completed Montessori education from 2 ½ to 12 years of age and are all now doing well in the more conventional High School and College systems.
Mr. Emmanuel Garcia, Administrative Manager
Tito Noel, husband of Teacher Rose, becomes both marriage and work partner as he takes on the task of Administrative Manager for the school. His teamwork with Teacher Rose, combined with his background in Engineering and Building Management guarantees Family Montessori’s smooth operation. He spends most of his time at the school’s second site at San Roque, Marikina.
Tito Noel also handled the school’s Big School Transition Program for a number of years. Also a licensed professional teacher, who completed his certification and Graduate Education Units from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Tito Noel runs the school with the eyes of an educator, always with the child’s best interest in mind.
Ms. Angela Gonzales-Casimiro, Senior Class Directress
Teacher Anj first joined Family Montessori in August of 2002, which also marks her first experience in teaching after a brief stint in the corporate world. Her many years of experience in teaching in the Montessori environment has further strengthened her belief and faith in the method. In fact, both of Teacher Anj’s children attend Montessori schools. Her daughter, who completed her preschool years at Family Montessori is now continuing her Elementary studies in a Montessori Elementary school. Her youngest son is still with Family Montessori. Teacher Anj shares with your child not only her many years of experience as a Montessori directress but also her compassion and understanding as a mother.
Ms. Aura Faustino, Head Directress (San Roque site)
Teacher Aura joined Family Montessori in 2008. She started out as a Class Directress at our Loyola site before she was tasked to head the San Roque site in 2013. Working closely with Teacher Rose, Teacher Aura’s shared passion for the Montessori approach along with her no-nonsense approach to school and classroom management has made her the best key person for our second site.
Teacher Aura holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and is now completing her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, also from the same university.