Hello! We are Mark and Valerie Ciezadlo and we welcome you to our special little school house. It's a great place to teach and share the love of learning with little ones. Originally from Oak Park, Illinois we have been working and playing together for 31 years while raising our four beautiful children. Our love of Montessori comes from our own experiences with Montessori programs when our children attended Montessori schools.
Hi, I'm Mrs. Valerie, Head Teacher and Director of the school. I'm a Montessori Certified 3-6 teacher and also hold Washington state certification in the areas of Early Childhood, Special Education and K-8. In addition to teaching Montessori, I love animals, spending time in nature, studying historic uses of foods and plants for health and medicine and working with wool and other fibers to make a variety of artsy and useful fiber art. I love incorporating all my interests into the school curriculum to share my knowledge and experiences with the children.
Hi, I'm Mr. Mark and I'm a certified Montessori teacher for ages 3 - 6. The best part of my day is watching a child's excitement and feeling of accomplishment when they learn something new. I enjoy the outdoors and share my appreciation of nature with preschoolers by teaching observation skills such as looking, listening and exploring in our outdoor learning environment. As a teacher, I feel my most important role is to help children to become self-responsible and confident learners who are proud to see what they can learn and do on their own.
KNOWLEDGE HOUSE MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL 1471 Sidney Ave Port Orchard, Washington 98366