Director of School Operations
Email Ms. Maria B
Maria obtained her Type 03 teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University. She also received a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. She has 10 years of teaching experience in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. Maria has been on several curriculum committees throughout her teaching career and has been a mentor teacher in a variety of settings. She also has over 15 years of experience working for an educational consulting firm supporting dozens of school districts in the Chicagoland area.
Maria keeps a positive outlook and thoroughly enjoys the time she spends at Plato. She was impressed the moment she stepped foot in the door and continues to be amazed by the teachers and their ability to implement the Project Approach effortlessly and seamlessly in their classrooms. She considers it a “dream school” for her own children who currently attend Plato Academy. She is grateful that they have the opportunity to learn in a true constructivist environment that supports the ways we know children learn best.