Hear From Our Families
Our family has been incredibly lucky to have had all three of our children taught by Ms. Brandi. After our first year with her, we never wanted our children in any other classroom. Under her wing, they excelled academically (reading and spelling words before their 5th birthdays!) and emotionally. To this day, when we ask them to name their favorite teacher they always say "Ms. Brandi!" Her calm, open and encouraging nature is exactly what children need to thrive.
Our family joined the Montessori toddler program 2 years ago and we continue to be impressed daily with our son’s growth. Joy and Gaby are amazing and feel like family. They use creative methods to keep kids engaged and spend time with them individually to teach to each child’s strength and areas for development. Our son has become very independent, shows a love to learn and is very expressive.
I love that my son’s teachers not only care about his development but they also care about him as a child and us as a family. Knowing this brings me peace at drop off. Seeing his smile at pick up is confirmation.
TB - Toddler Parent
My oldest daughter started her Montessori education with Joy and Gaby at 2 years old. I watched as my daughter's creativity and leadership qualities were nurtured daily in Joy and Gaby's classroom. She was happy and comfortable in her classroom from day 1, a testament to the love that is shown to each kid by these teachers and to the amazing classroom environment they create. It’s now 5 years later and they are teaching my 3rd daughter, introducing her to world of Montessori learning and fostering her great love of being busy with all things all the time. Our family feels beyond blessed that Joy and Gaby have been a part of our 3 daughters' lives in these young and formative years. They are an excellent teaching duo and exceed in teaching children of the toddler age.
Brandi and Gabisu were pivotal in setting up our first daughter for her elementary years. They saw her strengths right away and fostered her independent nature. They allowed her to be a teacher and guide to her fellow students. Currently our oldest has aged out of Montessori and is excelling in her elementary school. Brandi and Gabisu are well known in her new school as our daughter brags on them often. With our second child (a quiet wallflower at times) they have instilled within her a confidence that is beyond beautiful. Under their Montessori teaching (and in the fabulous classroom) our second daughter has begun to be vocal and outgoing. She’s embracing being her own person and starting to drive her own learning with her teachers' helpful guidance. There is not doubt in my mind that she will continue to grow into herself as she finishes her time out in Montessori in their classroom.
DL-Toddler and Primary Parent
Ms. Brandi Austin was my child’s teacher from age two to six. She was fully invested in my child developing a love for learning. With her methods and devotion, this is exactly what occurred- he loves school, loves to read, and has a zest to discover. She empowers children to be independent. Her teaching strategies are full of love, patience, and kindness. She is driven with a passion for educating children during the most adaptable and formidable times of their lives.
Nikki King-Primary Parent
Gabisu has been an amazing influence on our children. She always has a smile on her face. From a young age, our kids naturally gravitated to her nurturing personality. It was comforting to know that she had the best interest of our children and their learning at heart.
Adam and Ashleylayne Bell
I was introduced to Jennifer 8 years ago via phone. Within minutes I knew that I wanted my son (entering first grade) to attend the school of which she was the leader of! Jennifer was gracious, professional and passionate about Montessori education for children. Her vibe was infectious!
As we became members of the school Jennifer ran, I saw many times her joy over the children, her empathetic and determined leadership style with both her teachers and parents. Her ability to foster/create a family type of atmosphere on campus was evident. We truly appreciated this aspect so much.
Because of Jennifer and her wonderful teaching staff, all four of our children have been (or currently are) enrolled in the Montessori Schools she is a part of!
The LeClaire Family
Brandi is an incredible teacher. She has been teaching my children for the last 7 years. She loves the kids in her class like they are her own and is able to tailor learning to their individual needs. My son is autistic and has simply thrived with her. She goes above and beyond everyday for the children and inspires a life-long love of learning. My daughter went from her primary class to elementary school reading and doing math far above grade level. She still loves to come back and visit any chance she gets because when Brandi is your teacher, she is like family too.
Brandi is an exceptional educator. She guided our two children through the Primary Montessori program and we are grateful for the knowledge and experience she provided them. Brandi is gentle, kind, patient and caters to the unique needs of each child she teaches.
Our family first met Ms. Gabisu when we were searching for a babysitter. We loved Ms. Gabisu from our first meeting, and we quickly realized that she was also a teacher in another classroom at the Montessori school that our almost 2-year-old son attended. Ms. Gabisu is an amazing babysitter and teacher. She is incredibly hands-on and would bring over educational activities and games, arts and crafts, sing and dance with the kids both in English and in Spanish, take them to the park, and so much more. She brought so much of the Montessori method into our home, for which we are so grateful! When our son moved up to a new room at his school, Ms. Gabisu became one of his teachers. He was so excited to see her every morning he would come home each day, excited to tell us all about the things he learned in class. Ms. Gabisu is such a wonderful teacher and person and we absolutely adore her!
I will always recommend Jennifer and Joy. My daughter had the very best experiences as a student with them.