Montessori Canyon Academy was established in April of 2014 by Michelle Kerr to provide an excellent educational experience for children in Alpine and the surrounding areas.
Michelle was born in southern California and grew up minutes from the beach. That could explain her love of all things warm and sunny. Nothing makes her happier than watching her children play on the beach, with a good book in hand, and sand on the toes. She grew up knowing that she wanted to be a teacher or a marine biologist. Happily, teacher won out! She graduated from BYU with a major in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Spanish. Over the years, she has taught kindergarten and preschool, with the past 8 years spent teaching kindergarten at Renaissance Academy. There she also served on and headed multiple committees, including the Executive Leadership Committee, and overseeing the Teacher Evaluations Committee. Her love of Montessori started at the age of 16 as she watched her older sister begin teaching Montessori in California. She was smitten! All 3 of her children, Jordan, Bryce and Madison, were Montessori educated and she saw how individual it was for each of them. She is currently working on completing her Montessori teaching credential from Montessori Teacher Education Center of San Francisco Bay Area, a program that is accredited through American Montessori Society (AMS). She can’t wait to see where this endeavor will lead!!