One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
— Dr. Maria Montessori

Tess Kimura

Gray Fox Children’s House Lead Guide

Ms. Tess grew up in the Phoenix Valley, but was born overseas in Tokyo, Japan.  Tess went to Arizona State University and studied Business Entrepreneurship and earned a minor in Early Childhood Development.   After her undergraduate years, Tess completed her AMI training and earned a master’s degree in Montessori Education for her work at the Primary level at the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies.  She has one year of experience as a Guide in the Children's House and is excited to continue to share her passion for learning with the children and fostering a community together.  In her free time Tess loves to ride horses, read books, and explore new restaurants and coffee shops around the Valley with friends and family.