Pilar is a former Montessori child who re-discovered Montessori at the age of 30. She did her Master's degree in Montessori Education and trained to be a Primary and Elementary AMI Montessori guide. She also became a certified Positive Discipline classroom and parent facilitator.
For a long time, her happy place was in the Montessori classroom. Over the course of twelve years, she guided Primary and Elementary children at three Montessori schools. Her two children attended Montessori programs from the time they were toddlers, and they followed the Montessori principles at home.
Sadly, the disturbing trend towards increased academic pressure and standardized testing eventually crept into their local Montessori community. So they made the best decision EVER - they jumped into homeschooling!
Through her company Mainly Montessori she guides and empowers parents who want to homeschool with the Montessori approach. In addition to her online mentorship work, Pilar also runs a Montessori homeschool learning community in the mountains of Southern California, where she lives with her husband, two elementary-aged children, a dog and a bunny.