Hello! My name is Robin Norgren and I feel honored to be a part of the Montessori community. I come with almost 20 years experience in management and a love of education and creativity and believe that lifelong learning is key to the navigating the world we live in.
I was born in Wurzburg, Germany where my dad was stationed with the U.S. Army. I spent most of my childhood in Detroit, Michigan but moved to Arizona when I was 14 years old.
I have been married for 16 years and my husband has proudly served in the U.S. Navy for almost 20 years so I have been privileged to have traveled quite a bit. I have two children, a boy and a girl ages 29 and 12. The oldest is in the U.S. Air Force and currently stationed in North Korea and the youngest is excited to start Junior High.
I attended Arizona State University and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in business management and worked in retail for about 15 years and really enjoyed mentoring and training young employees not just about work but life.
When I met my husband, we had dreams of being in the military together which is why I attended Fuller Theological Seminary and earned my degree in Theology with aspirations of becoming a chaplain. But God had other plans and weeks after my candidate packet was rejected, we found out we were pregnant with our youngest. Due to the world’s political climate during that time, we decided to rethink how our family would move forward since he was beginning to be deployed for long periods of time. I had a friend who talked highly about Montessori with me throughout the years so I looked into it further and decided this might be a beautiful next step.
I began my AMI certification and unfortunately had to put it on hold when my husband was reassigned to Virginia so I took my AMS certification and completed it in 2016. I am still in the process of completing my AMI certification because I find both offer a deep and rich understanding of Montessori not simply as an education process but as a lifestyle and a worldview.
I also am passionate about art education and have created programs that I have taught in both Arizona and Virginia to pre-k to 6th grade classrooms. Because I have worked in a Reggio Emilio school, I have a working knowledge of creating an Atelier space within the classroom. I have a passion for not only inspiring children to be lifelong learners but modeling it as well.
I commit to be a teacher who offers your children not only a vibrant education but an opportunity to build confidence and become independent individuals who are mindful of the world around them and interested in learning and growing into the peacemakers and change agents the world needs.
Robin Norgren, M.A.
M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
B.S. Management, Arizona State University
A.M.S. Primary Certification, KHT Montessori
A.M.I. Primary Certification Candidate, S.I.M.S.
Life Coaching Certification, S.W.I.H.A.