Susana Walker
Upper Elementary and Adolescent Program Spanish Teacher

Hometown – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Education – BFA in Fine Arts and MS in Education from The University of Tennessee

What do you love about Montessori? –. I love how the Montessori philosophy enables children to grow and learn with independence and respect. As I have consistently witnessed during my time with Arbor, in this educational setting children develop a strong sense of responsibility, independence and confidence. The Montessori education supports and meets the individual needs of each child.

Most favorite trip you’ve taken or dream vacation – I have had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world, but my favorite place is definitely Machu Picchu in Peru, it is a magical place.

Three things I can’t live without: 1) I can’t live without music, and I especially enjoy attending concerts.

2) I also love art. I have a small collection of paintings from artists that I discover and some that I have painted myself.

3) Last but not least, I can’t live without my family: my two sons, my Mono, my grandchildren, and my cat.

My favorite quote: “Leave things better than how you found them.”

If every person in the world would live by this simple rule, not only our physical world but also our relationships and interactions would be better off!