Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

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Ann Qu

Founder & Director

Mrs. Ann is the founder of Willows Christian Montessori School. She has worked in the education field for over 15 years. Her passion and dedication in early childhood education sparked a desire to open a Montessori school. She loves to spend most of her time interacting with children in the preschool and toddler classroom. It is amazing for her to see how much children grow and learn! 

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Ms. Amanda

Preschool A Assistant Teacher

*  This is 5th year at Willows

*  Bachelor and master degree in Fine Art and EEC licensed teacher                    

*  Enjoy looking children's growth and grateful for seeing trust through their eyes                                                                    

* 2 children: Austin and Claire and husband

Ms. Sarah

Preschool A Montessori Lead Teacher

** This is my 12th school year at Willows.

** I am EEC licensed director and lead teacher for preschool, toddler and infant

** I have been in early education area as a Montessori teacher for 19 years.

** I am a Montessori certified teacher MTP of Washington and AMS

** I am pursuing the Montessori teacher’s instructor program.

** I love hiking, craft, reading a book and gardening.

** I have been a director of Korean School of the Nazarene and children minister in Korean Church of the Nazarene in Reading for the past 13 years.

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Ms. Carri

Preschool B Montessori Lead Teacher

*I am a mother of 2 girls, aged 16 and 13 years old. I also have a 9-year-old dog, Sophie.

*I have been at Willows for more than 5 years and I have been teaching since 2013.

*I have EEC license for both preschool and toddler. The summer of 2019 I took the Montessori training for 3-6 years old children.

* I got my master’s degree for early childhood education at Gordon College this summer (2021).

*In my spare time I enjoy taking care of my garden and cooking dishes for my family and friends.

*My goal is to help young children grow in their own way, and as Maria Montessori said in her book, The Absorbent Mind:

 “It is not a prayer, but rather a reminder, and for our teachers, an invocation, a kind of syllabus, our only syllabus: ‘HELP US, O GOD, TO ENTER INTO THE SECRECT OF CHILDHOOD, SO THAT WE MAY KNOW, LOVE, SERVE THE CHILD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THY JUSTICE AND FOLLOWING THY HOLY WILL.’”

Ms. Angela

Preschool B Montessori Lead Teacher

Mrs. Angela earned her Master’s degree at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Her first teaching experience began with teaching martial arts and Chinese to her students while studying in Singapore. She has been working with children for over 15 years. Angela received EEC certified in infant, toddler, and preschool in January 2019 and has completed her Montessori curriculum and is waiting for her final certification. She enjoys spending time with children, and especially her children, Brodrick (5) and Natalie (3), who inspire her to teach.

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Mrs. Zhang

Toddler Chinese Lead Teacher

  • I have 4 years experienced leader teacher with background in fine art and 5 years experience in creative industry.

  • I received my bachelor’s degree from China Academy of Art(中国美术学院) and master’s degree from Berlin University of the Arts(柏林艺术大学)in Germany.

  • I work in willows from Feb. 2018.

  • I love share the beauty and aura of art is her secret recipe to the kids

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