Welcome to Classroom 9!

Dear Classroom 9 Families,

I am very excited to be joining the DGM family this year! I recently relocated back to Phoenix this summer after spending the last six years teaching Lower Elementary at a private Montessori school in West Hills, California. I am very happy to be in Arizona again as my son was born here and I completed my Montessori training in Chandler. I definitely feel like I have come home! 

While I understand this has been a tumultuous year with many unexpected changes I want to assure you that your children will be given the same loving and inspiring Montessori environment that you have always known. Ms. Denise and I have been friends for many years since we met during our Montessori training at South Mountain Community College.  We will be working closely together as we navigate through these unprecedented times.  I feel very lucky to be working alongside Ms. Tina, as she continues to be another loving guide to your students as our CFA.

As Ms. Denise leads our Distance Learning Program, I will be working with your children until she is able to return to the classroom.  Your children will still see Ms. Denise’s smiling face through Zoom meetings and her presence will be with us in CR 9 while we await her return. Once we transition Ms. Denise back into the classroom, I will be moving up to CR 11 to co-teach with Ms. Rosemary at the appropriate time.

I am very eager to meet your children and get to know them personally. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to drop me a hello to introduce yourself and your child, please feel free to contact me. You may reach me at aslominski@desertgardenmontessori.org.

I look forward to meeting each of you very soon as we transition into the new 2020-2021 school year!

Warmest regards,

Ms. Alyssa