Cara Helpling - Lead Teacher, Upper Elementary

Cara Odom

  • Master’s Degree in Education (Montessori Education), Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Bryan College, Dayton, TN
  • State of Florida Professional Teacher Certification, Elementary Education, Grades K-6
  • ESOL endorsed
  • AMS Montessori Elementary II credential from Seacoast Center for Montessori Education in Celebration, FL
  • AMS Elementary I Montessori credential from Florida Institute of Montessori Studies in Indian Harbour Beach, FL.
  • AMS Early Childhood Teaching Certificate (ages 3-6) from the Orlando Montessori Teacher Education Institute
  • Experience at opening two Montessori public charter schools (other than MMA)
  • Began teaching in 1997, began teaching Montessori in 2004

“The child is not an empty being who owes whatever he knows to us who have filled him up with it. No, the child is the builder of man. There is no man existing who has not been formed by the child he once was.” ~Maria Montessori