My name is Amanda Garza and I am a second and third grade Montessori teacher.
Prior to teaching 2/3, I taught grades K/1, 5/6 as well as 4/5 all within the Montessori program here at Birch Lane. I completed my undergrad work in the Blended Program at Sacramento State University while simultaneously earning my teaching credential. I student taught in West Sacramento and then was a 5th grade teacher for a few years.
After falling in love with the Montessori philosophy I decided to pursue my Montessori credential at the Montessori Training Center in Shingle Springs, CA and took a position at Birch Lane co-teaching with Amie Hansen. In 2016 our family was relocated to the East Coast, and I took a break from teaching to pursue my M.Ed. in Early Childhood/ Play-Based Education. I am happy that life has led us back to California and I am
thrilled to be back at Birch Lane!
My husband and I currently reside in Vacaville with our two children, Claire and
Emmaline. We also have a dog and two cats. We enjoy hiking, camping, board games, cooking, and baking as a family. I am also an avid reader and love gardening!