Laura Pierson has been a Montessori educator for 25 years, holding a bachelor’s degree in English with an American Montessori Society credential in Early Childhood. She has taught in a variety of schools, and co-founded and co-operated her own Montessori school for 13 years. She recently developed a “Zoo Preschool” for a local Park District.

Laura aims to ensure that her teaching practice includes establishing warm relationships with children and close observation of their development, strengths and personalities. One of her favorite Montessori quotes reads “As we observe children, we see the vitality of their spirit.”

Laura has two grown children and enjoys travel, yoga, biking, hiking and running. One of her goals is to visit every National Park. One of her most memorable trips included Yosemite during a spring blizzard, and seeing the truly magnificent giant Sequoias.

Laura looks forward to continuing her career at CLMS.