Primary Montessori Teacher
My name is Hope Rapp and I am excited to be part of the Murray LaSaine staff. I have been involved in the Montessori community for the past 10 years – first as a parent, then as a volunteer and now as a teacher. I look forward to exploring the world of Montessori education with my students and their families as we launch this wonderful program.
This is my tenth year as a teacher. I began my career teaching second grade in Portage, Michigan for six years. When my family moved to Charleston, I had the privilege to teach kindergarten at Orange Grove Elementary for one year, before taking time off to raise my daughter. I first became involved in the Montessori community when my daughter began her formal education at age 2 ½. Over the course of the next three years, my confidence in this approach strengthened as I watched my daughter blossom. I saw first-hand how this method of teaching aims for the development of the whole child.
"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." - Dr. Maria Montessori