Meet Jennifer Aguilar
Jennifer joined Princeton Montessori School in 2019 and is now a lead teacher in the Primary Program. We recently asked her a few questions to help families to get to know her better.
What do you love about working with children?
I love working with children because they are the future! In these globally uncertain times, the children are my grounding force. Their laughter, smiles, enthusiasm, kindness, and humor bring me peace and joy each day. Their natural curiosity and hunger for learning are inspiring. It means so much to me to have an opportunity to make a difference in the world, one child at a time.
What drew you to Montessori?
Many years ago, I needed to find a nurturing place for my 18-month-old daughter. I began researching child care options and visited several places but always felt that something was missing. On a whim, I walked into a Montessori toddler program near my home in Pennsylvania and immediately fell in love with the warm and purposeful environment. I was impressed by the school’s focus on independence, self-motivation, choice, movement, and multi-age classrooms. I enrolled both of my daughters in the school and they stayed through Middle School. I also became a parent volunteer, board member, and assistant teacher before I decided to pursue my AMS credentials here at PCTE. I am honored to officially join the incredible team at Princeton Montessori School as a conference teacher this year.
What’s one thing you’d like families to know about you?
I grew up in Canada, in a small town outside of Toronto. As a child, I cultivated my love of the arts and pursued ballet. I hope to integrate my passion for music and dance into the classroom!
Jennifer Aguilar received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University. She has years of business experience in both the pharmaceutical and not-for-profit industries and has served as an Assistant Teacher in a Montessori School in PA. She completed her American Montessori Early Childhood training at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE).