Parent & Child Instructors
Ms. Gallo attended the Orange County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) where she received her Infant/Toddler Assistant certificate. From that time on, she knew that she wanted to pursue her passion in working with children. Ms. Gallo found an even deeper passion, especially for the Montessori philosophy, once she started working at LePort. She is very intrigued by the Montessori methodology. Each day she looks forward to learning something new and incorporating the philosophy into her work, as well as with her own children. Both her son and her daughter attend the LePort Huntington Harbor campus. Ms. Gallo has completed her AMI Assistants to Infancy training at the Montessori Institute of San Diego. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her children and go to Disneyland.
primary-age students. Ms. Lundon received her Montessori teaching credential from the University of California Irvine. Outside of work she enjoys singing, going to the beach, working out, and spending time with her family. It is Ms. Lundon’s goal to ignite a flame of loving to learn, while bringing out the best in each child.
She hopes to earn her Early Childhood Development degree so that she can continue to grow as both a teacher and mother. She finds children to be both fascinating and inspiring. She loves how their minds develop so rapidly and takes pride in her role as a guide in assisting children in developing their minds and becoming better human beings. Ms. Hoyle enjoys reading about the development of the child's mind and the many ways in which they learn.
Ms. Elmira received her Assistance to Infancy (0-3) degree from the Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado.
She enjoys having the opportunity to help children become happy and self-confident people. Besides her work in the classroom, she plays the piano, makes Montessori materials, practices yoga, and enjoys spending time with her family, especially with her 10-year-old son.
Ms. Sonia worked with Primary levels in Mexicali and Calexico before relocating to San Diego. Currently Ms. Sonia enjoys working with toddlers. Outside of school, Ms. Sonia enjoys outdoor activities and taking dance classes.
Ms. Zappa is also passionate about continuing her own education and professional growth. She is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree at California State University Long Beach (with a double major in Family Life Education and Early Childhood Development). Ms. Zappa completed her AMI Montessori teacher training for the 0 to 3 age group at the Montessori Institute of San Diego. She is always looking for opportunities to improve, whether it be through self-reflection, through her interactions with children, families, and fellow educators, or through courses, workshops, and readings. Ms. Zappa believes that it is critical to respect the dignity and unique personality of each individual child and family.