Hello! My name is Abigail Pena and I am currently obtaining my BA in Child Development (with a concentration in Early Childhood Education) at San Francisco State University. For as long as I can remember, I always knew it was my calling to be a teacher. Before moving to San Francisco, I attended De Anza College and took my first Child Development classes. I felt very lucky to find that these classes further assured me that this field was for me. While enrolled in the ECE classes, I worked at a bilingual Montessori preschool and stayed for an incredible year (and a half!) that was full of growth and joy. My time there showed me that the preschool years are an amazing time of development and discovery! It brings me joy that I have the opportunity to guide children through their educational journey, as their excitement for learning is inspiring and contagious. These early years are so critical, and I feel it is very important to teach children early on how to exist in a peaceful manner, where they are provided opportunities to become caring and productive members of their community. I prefer an educational environment where children are respected, and where spontaneity and curiosity are supported and encouraged. Having a warm, nurturing environment is so important for children’s’ emotional, intellectual and spiritual development, which I feel a Montessori setting provides. I am thrilled to be a part of Glen Park Montessori Preschool and am delighted to be a figure that your child will seek guidance and support from!
Food: Mexican & Korean.
For fun: Painting, picnicking, hiking, reading and yoga.