Edie is excited to join the Creative Montessori School community.
I was born and raised in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where I worked as a paralegal, attended law school and was on my path to become an attorney. However, life had different plans for me, and this included a move to the United States! I renewed my passion for art, enrolled in college to take art and photography classes and eventually opened my own photography business.
During this time I also spent a lot of time volunteering in my daughters’ schools, which I enjoyed very much and where I felt right at home. When time came to seriously think about a next and more stable career, I knew it had to be in education.
After working for the Mukilteo School District for two years, I ended up at a Montessori school. At that time I knew little about the Montessori philosophy, but it didn’t take me long to fall in love with “the Montessori way”. Since then I have learned a lot and have acquired a deep appreciation for Maria Montessori and her method. I worked for seven years at a Montessori school in Mukilteo, received my Montessori education and AMS credential from MEIPN, and am excited to join the wonderful staff here at Creative Montessori.
I live in beautiful Mukilteo with my husband, two teenage daughters and two cats. I enjoy social activities with friends and family, travel, art, music, photography, and spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.