The balloon fiesta starts this weekend through next week. When checking your calendar, you may see that Tuesday, October 8, we set aside as an optional Balloon Fiesta day. For that day (and ONLY that day) if you and your family want to miss school and have a day at the fiesta, we understand. Go for it! We will not count you absent. For those of you who don’t, we will still operate under the same school hours.
Ms. Griffin is the Founder of LEAP International Montessori School and the Lead Elementary teacher. She is also the Curriculum Coordinator and responsible for all happenings on campus. She holds Association of Montessori Internationale Diplomas at both the Primary (ages 2.5-6) and Elementary (ages 6-12) levels, as well as a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in History and Philosophy from the University of Alaska Southeast. She is currently working on a Master’s in Education in Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Implementation and has taught nationally and internationally at the first through sixth grade levels. Ms. Griffin is especially interested in Peace Education and has done extensive work with indigenous groups in North America. Her background before she came to Montessori was in the museum world and outdoor education. Ms. Griffin is a native of New Mexico and graduated from Sandia High School. She also spent a significant amount of time in Alaska and considers it to be her second home. When not in the classroom, Ms Griffin enjoys spending time with her precious four-legged daughter, “Henri”. She is an avid traveler and lover of labyrinths and geometry gardens and visits them often.