My name is Kate Konsella and I am originally from Wausau, Wisconsin. I graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in December 2010 with an Early Childhood through Middle Childhood Education major. I co-taught in a 3-6 year old Montessori classroom for three years and received my Montessori teaching diploma in Preschool and Kindergarten from the North American Montessori Center. For three years, I taught Kindergarten and First Grade at the Wausau Area Montessori Charter School.
I enjoy teaching Montessori and value its philosophy of fostering a child’s natural desire to learn. The practical life skills and grace and courtesy lessons are a vital part of my classroom to meet my students’ social-emotional and academic needs. I use Montessori materials and differentiate lessons to accommodate all learners. This summer I completed my Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Training in Evanston, Illinois. I am excited to be a part of the RUSD Montessori Program and look forward to meeting your child and family.