Upper Elementary Classroom 

Mrs. Chefan  and Ms. Lauren


I am originally from The Netherlands. I love spending time with my husband and I have two dogs. I have taught both in Public and private sector for the past 28+ years.

I chose to teach in the Montessori setting because the philosophy is one of understanding and respecting each child's fundamental needs. The Montessori environment provides everything that the child needs to be able to develop an inner love for learning. It helps the children became competent, independent and a peaceful human being. 

I graduated from Oakland University with my Bachelor's in Psychology in April 2018. I have worked as an Assistant Teacher for the past 2 1/2 years and before that I was a Supplemental Instructor for an Ethics course at OCC. Throughout my career life I have enjoyed teaching and watching students of all ages grow and become great problem solvers. 

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