Pre-K One Program

About Ms. Michelle

My name is Michelle Hatten. I am very excited to be your child's PreK-1 teacher. I have been teaching at Northlake Montessori since 2005. I received my Montessori training in 2006. I love working with this age group because they learn so much in a short amount of time. This is where true learning really begins. I love teaching at Northlake because I have the opportunity of watching the children grow up from our infant to Kindergarten programs. Many of my previous preschool and Kindergarten students come back to visit me from public school and I can see the progress that they have made. It makes me feel wonderful to know that I helped create their foundation for learning.

My family consists of me and my daughter Livy, who recently turned 18 years old. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with friends, exercising, watching movies and playing with my daughter.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your child’s teacher and I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year. Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.

About Mr. Geoff

Hi, my name is Mr. Geoff. I am 28 years old and I was born in Ketchikan, Alaska. Growing up I lived throughout various parts of the west coast and settled down in the Seattle area. I have been teaching pre-school since early 2006 and I have been with Northlake Montessori since August of 2006. Shortly after joining Northlake, I completed my Montessori Certificate training with Eve Buckle through Edmonds Community College. I could not have asked for a better learning experience than what I have gained working in a Montessori environment. Since working here I have come to the conclusion that I want to be teaching for the rest of my professional life. It has become a great passion of mine. Aside from teaching, I really enjoy reading. I also write and record music with friends in a local band.

About Ms. Aleyda

Hi, my name is Aleyda Skorupa. I am from Guaymas, Mexico and in 2008 my life changed. I got married to my wonderful American husband and moved to Everett, Wa. I attended Everett Community and Edmonds Community Colleges to learn English. Before moving to Washington, I was a Lawyer in Mexicali Baja for 18 years. My last job was a Law Clerk at the Baja Criminal Court System. I have been working at Northlake Montessori since 2014. I started in the infant classroom and have since worked with many age groups. I look forward to this year in Prek-1!

We are very excited to be working together with you and your child. Our goal is to have an educational, independent and exciting classroom for your child. The classroom will consist of Language, Math, Practical Life, Sensorial, Science, and Geography activities.

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