Toddler Room Staff
Christine Winkelman - Guide
Christine has worked at SCMS since 2007 and is starting her first year as Toddler Guide in 2016. She was inspired to teach Montessori because she attended Montessori school as a child and she “loves learning about it!” As well as a certificate in Montessori education, Christine earned a degree in Communicative Disorders (University of Wisconsin, River Falls). She enjoys working with students at SCMS because “every day is a chance for something new to happen. You come into work never knowing what you are going to hear or experience with the children...especially toddlers!”
Christine is married and has two sons. Her hobbies are reading, exercising and hanging out with family.
Abbi Ramirez - Assistant
Abbi has been the Toddler Aid since February 2017. Abbi has a lot of experience working with Toddlers. She comes from a large family and has always been involved working with infants and toddlers. She has experience working with children with special needs. Abbi was inspired to work at SCMS when she learned about Montessori education, especially “How amazing it is that a child can take charge of their own learning and meet their needs, They can be so independent!” She loves working with children at SCMS because, “They are so energetic and eager to learn and that they grow and change so quickly.”
Abbi is married and has two young children, ages four and two. She enjoys being with her family, speaking Spanish and cooking Mexican dishes with her husband. She is currently working toward her CDA Certification which she will complete this fall.