Who We Are
Ms Juana's Montessori, LLC (MJM) opened in the fall of 2010 by Juana Gregory, who is an American Montessori Society (AMS) Early Childhood accredited teacher. She has been working in the Montessori field since 2004 and has been a successful directress at the prestigious Boyd School for 5 years prior to starting her school in 2010. She started her education career as a directress at the Montessori School of Fairfax. Ms Juana's Montessori Home School is now located in Aldie near the intersection of Gum Springs Road and Braddock Road and is serving the Aldie, Stone Ridge and South Riding communities in Loudoun County.
Ms Juana is originally from Panama City, Panama. She holds degrees in Accounting and Education. Prior to moving to the United States in 2000, Ms Juana was the Chief Financial Officer for an insurance company. Upon settling in Virginia Ms Juana wanted to work again but also be available for her young daughter. She decided to pursue her Montessori teaching certification and ever since has been providing a superior education experience to children.Ms Juana decided to open her school in order to continue to provide our children an even better early childhood education. She is able to provide the same curriculum as one of the larger schools but has added the extra learning experience of a true bilingual learning approach. Ms Juana is a natural born Spanish speaker and also has an excellent command of the English language. Another feature of MJM is that Ms Juana is able to devote more time to your child because she has limited the class size to a maximum of 12 children, where the larger schools usually have around 25 children in the classroom. Ms Juana is certified in First Aid, CPR and MAT. She is also a member of the American Montessori Society.
My daughter, Ms Melanie, is the new edition to this family business. Melanie recently graduated with honors from John Champe High School. She took several AP courses and was heavily involved in PEER. She is bilingual in Spanish and was a Montessori student from pre-school through 5th grade. Melanie is now attending NVCC, while trying to decide which university she wants to attend. She will be pursuing pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Melanie has often assisted in caring for the MJM students after school. Melanie is certified in First Aid and CPR.
Ms Johanna is the latest team member. She has been working with children since 2000. Originally from Lima, Peru, she moved to the USA in 1999 with her family. For thirteen years, she worked at the AOL Child Development Center, during which time she was able to obtain the ECE I Foundations (CDA PREP) Certificate.
She had her first child in 2014 and made the decision to dedicate her time with him during his early years. Now that he is in Pre- K, and she was missing working with children and accepted the opportunity to work at Ms Juana's Montessori Home School. MJM is proud to have Ms Johanna joining the team. Ms Johanna brings her experience in child care and is bilingual in Spanish.