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About the Teachers


Alaina Benner is the Director and Head Teacher at Children's Garden Montessori School. She founded Children's Garden in 1989 and has 40 years of experience teaching in Montessori schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Berkeley, and a Montessori Teaching Certificate from Sonoma State University. She loves teaching young children, and hopes to give them a good start for their beginning years of school.

Alaina works alongside a wonderful team of Assistant Teachers: Bindy, Jelly, Jenny, and Heni. Together they bring a depth of experience from the fields of early childhood development, social work, Montessori teaching, and the arts.

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