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Ladybug Room, Teacher

Hi, My name is Lynn Shades.

I hold an AMI (Association Montessori International) diploma for ages 2.5 – 6+ that I received in 1995. I have 25 years of experience in the profession of guiding children, coaching families, building new successful programs and mentoring colleagues. My drive to learn, and to grow in greater support of children and families, is at the heart of my work.  Peace education is a foundational part of everything I do.

Over my career I have:

Created a thriving Toddler program and two Primary classrooms.

Mentored several first-year Montessori teachers and successfully facilitated collaborative interactions between guides and school administration.

Participated in the Read Naturally program, winning the Acorn award for volunteer of the year.

Alongside Reggio Emilia teachers, created and developed a blended Montessori / Reggio Emilia environment where children can soar.

I am currently in the process of becoming a HANDLE (Holistic Approach to Neural Development and Learning Efficiency) screener.  I incorporate HANDLE activities in my classroom throughout the day to support all children.

I  enjoy hiking with my family and visiting local gardens. My hobbies include photography, reading poetry, collecting rocks, adoring trees and learning about all forms of healing. I am so delighted to be a part the Camas Montessori School community.


Monday, Sept 14 NO SCHOOL due to dangerous air quality.