Chimene is a Colorado transplant that traded skyscrapers for mountains. Having grown up in the Midwest, she experienced life in both the rural and urban settings. A few of her favorites include exploring the Great Lakes, cross-country skiing and visiting abundant art galleries and museums in Milwaukee and Chicago.
Naturally gravitating towards all things art, Chimene received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Fine Art, concentrating on Art Education and instructing K-12 students. Later, she discovered Montessori, and obtained her elementary AMI certification through the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee. In addition, she earned her Masters in Education at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chimene feels privileged to have taught first, second and third graders at Montessori schools in Wisconsin and Illinois for 12 years. Holding an interest for nontraditional educational methodologies, she was thrilled to discover Mountain Song Community School shortly after her move to Colorado Springs. She started as a substitute teacher, becoming acquainted with students of all ages as well as the Waldorf curriculum and pedagogy. Chimene is a strong believer in the development of the whole child, and has maintained her philosophy of cultivating the individual potential of her students throughout her years teaching. This year, she is grateful for the opportunity to provide support to students and staff as the Student Support Coordinator within Mountain Song’s Three Streams Program.
Outside of school, Chimene enjoys all that Colorado has to offer with her husband, particularly hiking, biking and camping. She also loves to see live music and travel as much as she can.
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