I am Jennifer Kim. I have joined Huapai Montessori in February 2022. I am originally from South Korea and moved to New Zealand in 2006. I am married to a wonderful man and have two beautiful boys. My oldest is turning 5 in May and my little one is almost 2.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with Montessori Specialty from AUT. I also have about 10 years of experience teaching children in both South Korea and New Zealand.
The Montessori philosophy has inspired me deeply in many ways. As a Montessori teacher, I see myself as a home and the child as a resident. A home provides the resident comfort as well as the needs without interrupting, while, at the same time, at home, the child finds their own things to do. In the same way, a teacher needs to ensure children’s needs are met and provide a secure base for them so that they can freely explore and find their own work without much interference.