WELCOME

Welcome to Upper Elementary in Classroom 10!

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Art History Fair

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TEACHERS

Ms. Lauren Bernard
Lead Teacher
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Ms. Kathy King
Lead Teacher
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ABOUT MS. LAUREN

Ms. Lauren Bernard is thrilled to be starting her second year as Co-Lead Teacher in Upper Elementary.  She holds a B.A. in Multi-Cultural, Multilingual Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish.  Ms. Lauren has five years of classroom teaching experience (2 years in a dual-language program) and has dedicated the past 13 years to teaching part-time, volunteering, and enriching the lives of her family.  She has enjoyed teaching yoga and holistic lifestyle to a variety of communities and is excited to infuse those experiences into her classroom.  Outside of the classroom, Lauren can be found enjoying cooking, music, hiking, traveling, and surfing with her husband and kids. 

ABOUT MS. KATHY

Ms. Kathy King joined Desert Garden Montessori in 2021, after teaching for seven years at Montessori Education Centre in Mesa.  Ms. Kathy also spent many years teaching in the public school system.  In 1993, she started out in west Phoenix teaching 3rd grade, then moved to central Phoenix to teach 4th grade for several years.  After having her first child, she moved to a school in Tempe and worked in Kindergarten and 4th grade for the remaining 9 years. During this time, she obtained two Masters Degrees; Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Endorsement.  She also has her AMS certification. Ms. Kathy and her husband met at Tempe High in 1986 and have two spectacular sons, Elliot and Emery. They enjoy traveling and spending time discovering new places. Ms. Kathy also loves Korean food and dramas.

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