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Rita Calcagno

Lead Teacher, Primary/Kindergarten

Rita began her career in Economics and Business Administration, but was drawn into the field of education as her children were advancing in school.  She fell in love with the Montessori pedagogy, and pursued her Montessori certification in 2002. Rita enjoys guiding each child through the complete Montessori curriculum over their three-year experience, and she especially loves the Cosmic curriculum which imparts a sense of wonder and excitement around geography, culture, and science. She maintains a healthy lifestyle and uses that as a starting point to teach children about nutrition and movement.

In her free time, Rita enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, and traveling to new regions of the world. She strives to continually educate herself and is currently working on a degree in Human Development. Rita loves to get together with friends, but her most treasured time is that spent with her family.