Welcome to Bluffview Montessori’s E2C page!
About the classroom
We are a classroom community of students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. The teaching and support staff include teacher, teacher assistant, and a paraprofessional. We have two parakeets named Kiwi and Rio.
About Ms. Amy
Hello! I have taught in E2C since fall 2017. I graduated from Winona State University in May 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education and a Middle School Math minor. I started at Bluffview as a long-term Children’s House substitute in late January 2017. I was brand-new to Montessori education but quickly fell in love with it! I accepted the E2C position later in the spring and began my Montessori training program that summer. It has been quite the adjustment, but one I have loved making!
Originally I am from a small town in southeastern Wisconsin called Twin Lakes (right by Lake Geneva). I moved to Winona when I started college in 2012, and was thrilled that this town has a movie theater and TWO bowling alleys! Now that I have been here for several years, it feels very much like home and I am tremendously grateful to be working at this wonderful school with such a supportive community.
Some of my favorites: yellow and purple, dogs and pelicans, word puns, and hot chocolate.
About Ms. Joan
Hi! My name is Joan White and I am the Classroom Assistant in Ms. Amy’s classroom. I am very appreciative to have been invited into your community here at Bluffview!
I spent many years working in LaCrosse, WI as a Special Education teacher at the Family and Children Center, as well as Hamilton Elementary School. I have lived in Winona ever since my college days. Before that I grew up in Chicago, not far from El! Yep, I’m a Bear’s fan, as well as a Viking fan! While in Chicago, I dreamed of living in an area that contained many more trees and green grass than buildings and stop lights! So glad to have made it!
I live with my husband and oldest son Will who just graduated from Saint Mary’s University earning a Masters Degree in Instruction in the area of HS Math and Computer Science. He is currently available as a substitute teacher. My other son just completed a BA in Economics in St Paul and is currently living in Australia.
I’m excited about my first year here at Bluffview!