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Montessori Discovery School was founded in 1974 in La Mesa and moved to Santee in 1998.

Nancy Dunn is the owner and director, as well as a classroom teacher. Mrs. Dunn has been with Montessori Discovery School since 1974, when she started as an extended day aide. She obtained an A. A. and certificate in Early Childhood Education from Grossmont College and went on to get her Montessori teacher training through the International Association of Progressive Montessorians. Mrs. Dunn also has completed training in Mathematics Their Way, Musikids, and school administration.

Other members of the staff have completed coursework in Montessori Education and/or Early Childhood Education and may hold advanced degrees as well. Every member has completed CPR and First Aid classes. Their diverse backgrounds and training experience create a rich classroom culture.

Professional development is encouraged through attendance at the annual national Montessori teachers’ conference in the spring, frequent staff meetings, sharing professional journals and support to take courses or attend workshops.