It’s a win-win situation!
The Montessori teachers at Hammond Westside Montessori partner with the upcoming teachers from the Early Childhood Education Class. The Montessori teachers get some extra help in the classroom and the SLU students learn about the Montessori environment firsthand.
Jenna Bellina is a Montessori Directress at HWMS. She is skilled and knowledgeable.
Ms. Bellina is Montessori certified. She and several of her students modeled how to use the Moveable Alphabet to teach decoding, building words, and spelling for the SLU teacher candidates.
Mary Ellen Scherer and Susan Sawyer are the SLU instructors who maintain the positive partnership between HWMS and SLU.
Pictured above are Dixid Moore and Mrs. Jenna Bellina, and SLU students left to right: Allison Meith, Hannah Gautreaux, Bathsheba Sartin, Ashley Zeringue, Shelbie Fontenot, Jessica Albanese, and Jasmine Waddell.
--Contributed by Shelisa T. Perry, M.Ed. & MATLT
Hammond Westside Elementary Montessori