Welcome to Classroom 7!

Hello Classroom 7 Parents,

Welcome to the new school year! My name is Peggy Shupp. I am an A.M.I. Primary Montessori trained directress. I have been in education since 1991 and I am starting my 21st year here at Desert Garden Montessori. I am a believer in team work when it comes to the well-rounded education of your child; emotional, social and academic. Our environment is a beautiful place for your child to feel safe, explore and thrive in all areas.

Also partnering with us is Ms. Dulce Valenzuela. She and I will be Lead Teacher and Assistant for year 5. Dulce and I have a special camaraderie and we work so very well together. Our genuine care for each other helps us serve your children well.  Dulce is bilingual and will bring Spanish into the classroom through songs, books, lessons, games, and familiar and everyday phrases.

I also want you to know that I am not just here for the children, I am here for you as well. I believe in open and honest communication.  Though our face-to-face contact will be very limited, through email and phone calls and zoom, we will stay connected. Now more than ever it will be vital for our relationship to be transparent in order for us to best serve your child and your family as a whole. You will receive communication/pictures through Transparent Classroom.  Please also keep an eye on the classroom 7 page on our website for information and updates. My contact information is pshupp@desertgardenmontessori.org.  Don’t ever hesitate to connect with me.

Please join us for our upcoming Open House/Meet the Teacher night as well as our first community event, the Ice Cream Social.

August 6th Open House/Meet the Teacher (ALL Families & Students)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Online via Zoom

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM In-person in Classrooms


4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

I am looking forward to seeing you soon!


Peggy Shupp

Lead Teacher-Classroom 7

Desert Garden Montessori