Lower Elementary

Welcome to Lower Elementary 1!

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Liz Nelson

Liz attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a Bachelor's Degree in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She completed her student teaching at Adeline Montessori and was hired on as an assistant for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. During this time, she has been completing her training in order to receive her Montessori license. Liz was introduced to Montessori when she attended Racine Montessori school from Primary until the end of Lower Elementary. She has dreamed of becoming a teacher since before she can remember. Liz was re-introduced to the Montessori philosophy briefly in college, and it hasn’t left her mind since! She welcomes all children into an environment where they can express their thoughts, feelings, and ideas freely and safely. She believes that the Montessori environment is the perfect place for children to learn and grow. Liz is eager to learn and grow alongside her students during the upcoming school year!

In Liz’s free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, eating sweets, and rewatching her favorite T.V. shows. She loves spending time with Zach, her fiance and Donut, her puppy.

Laura Mamerow

Laura is eagerly beginning her Montessori professional journey. She has been learning about and incorporating early childhood Montessori ways with her toddler at home and has come to love the methods, values, and culture that Montessori provides. She feels her career is best spent passing along respect, love, independence, compassion, and creativity to children to ensure their success in the future.

Laura earned her Bachelors of Biology and a Bachelors in Dietetics at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and did her Registered Dietitian internship through the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay before moving to the lake country area. She worked as a Food Service Director and loved doing taste testing and visiting with the students during their meal time. Wanting more meaningful connections she then started working at Rogers Memorial Hospital with the eating disorder adolescent population which was challenging and rewarding. Due to the birth of her second son, she took on the job of stay-at-home mom for several years. When discovering Adeline Montessori School for her son she knew she wanted to be a part of it and work with children again in a Montessori environment.

She is excited to continue to learn and grow with more Montessori education, her students, and their parents. Laura enjoys traveling to her family’s cabins in northern WI, her monthly book club with friends, spending time exploring outside with her two boys and dog, cooking, and having movie nights with her husband.