Avan Vaz

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Member for
3 years 10 months
Mrs. Vaz has been at MSM for over 10 years, first as a parent, then assistant, and has been teaching for 6 years. She holds a BS in Engineering Management and Master's in Business Administration from Alliant International School, and received her Primary Montessori certificate from the Northern Virginia Montessori Institute. She enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, swimming, cooking, and getting together with friends. Her personal philosophy is "to offer each child an environment in which s/he can develop the skills and habits needed for a lifetime of learning and happiness." She chose Montessori because of the "emphasis on cognitive development, individualized instruction, mixed age groups, children work at their own pace and are active participants in learning, and children are encouraged to teach, collaborate, and help each other".