An group of international, passionate, AMI certified, bilingual Montessori professionals.
"It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it"
Infant Community Team
Infant Community Assistant
Philippa is the English speaking Infant Community Assistant and also teaches Physical Education to Children’s House and Elementary. She has a background in sport and outdoor pursuits, a degree in Sports Science and many years’ experience working with children of all ages.
A fascination with how children learn and a desire to empower them to explore and direct their own learning led Philippa to Montessori and to Casa del Mar. She has particular interest in language acquisition in young learners, problem solving activities and everything to do with the outdoors.
Philippa is originally from the UK.
Children's House Team
Ana Andreea Gudiu
Children's House Guide
Andreea holds a 3-6 AMI certification by the Montessori Institute in Málaga as well a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education, specialising in Mathematics and Computer Science. She also holds two master's degrees in Computer Science and Educational Management.
Always fascinated by education, Andreea is constantly looking for ways to empower children, to make learning and work a natural process integrated in our life. Her observation skills, her attention to details, her love and respect for children have brought her to embrace the Montessori method of education and making the world know that "the child is both a hope and a promise for mankind" has become her mission for life.
Andreea is fluent both in English and Spanish.