Introducing the MKU Mason Team

I would like to welcome you to Montessori Kids Universe of Mason. I know your choice of childcare is very important, so we have created a wonderful environment for your child.  Our professional teachers use time-tested teaching methods blended with new techniques to insure your child will develop self-confidence, personal independence and, most importantly, have fun learning.  I look forward to introducing you to our school and our team.

Amber Rue
Head of School

MS AMBER HEAD OF SCHOOL

MKU Mason - MS Amber Rue -Daycare-Childcare-Preschool-Montessori

21 years of experience
Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education University of Dayton
Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)

“I view our children as strong, capable and resilient and am committed to creating a program that ignites the child’s innate sense of wonder and exploration.”

MS ROBIN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

MKU Mason - MS Robin -Daycare-Childcare-Preschool-Montessori

22 years of experience
Child Development Associate Credentials (CDA),
Early Childhood Education.
Member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)
22 years in Early Childhood Development

“I strive to create a warm, friendly and encouraging culture that helps
families see the best in their children.”

MS ALYSSA PRIMARY ROOM TEACHER

MKU Mason - MS Alyssa-Daycare-Childcare-Preschool-Montessori

19 years of experience
Master of Education, Montessori Education.
Xavier University Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education.
University of Cincinnati
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)

“I hold a deep belief that all children can learn and help every child reach their potential. The brightest spots in my day are watching the lightbulb moments in their eyes!”

MS JENNIFER PRE-PRIMARY ROOM TEACHER

Ms Jennifer

10 years of experience
Bachelor of Arts, English. The College of Mount St. Joseph
Early Childhood (3-6) Montessori Training Program. Montessori Kids Universe Training Institute – December 2020
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)

I enjoy sharing new experiences and ideas with children. Each child has their own unique view and provides valuable lessons to the classroom. By sharing these ideas with each other, we create a strong, loving learning environment.”

MS KENZIE PRE-PRIMARY ROOM TEACHER

MKU Mason - MS Kenzie -Daycare-Childcare-Preschool-Montessori

6 years of experience
Child Development Associate Credentials (CDA), Early Childhood Education.
Infant/Toddler Montessori Degree Program, North American Montessori Center (NAMC)
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)

“Guiding children in their process of exploration and discovery to help foster growth and learning.”

MS ANNIKA TODLER ROOM TEACHER

Ms Annika

5 years of experience
Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education.
Wright State University
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)

Children have the ability to make the smallest tasks so exciting and fun; it turns everyday into a new adventure! I love helping children learn/grow and seeing their excited faces when they finally figure out something new.”

MS EMMA INFANT ROOM TEACHER

MKU Mason - MS Emma-Infant-Daycare-Childcare-Preschool-Montessori

3 years of experience
Child Development Associate Credentials (CDA), Early Childhood Education.
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)

“Helping children grow and learn is my passion”

MS AMANDA TODDLER ROOM TEACHER

MKU Mason Ms Amananda - Daycare-Preschool-Childcare

5 years’ experience
Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling,
Children and Adolescent Development, Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology. University of Cincinnati
State Tested Nursing Assistant. Butler Tech.
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)

“Helping children to grow, explore, play, and learn in unique and creative ways that help foster their independence, individuality, and education.”

MS EMILY RESOURCE TEACHER

Ms Emily

3 years of experience
Bachelor of Arts, Middle Childhood Education (English and Social Studies) and Mild to Moderate Intervention. University of Cincinnati
Member of the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS)

I am excited to work with children of this age because of their curious nature and eagerness to learn. A child’s capacity for  knowledge is tremendous, and they have the power to constantly teach me along the way, too.”

LYSA HOU - MONTESSORI CONSULTANT

MKU Mason Lysa Hou - Daycare-Preschool-Childcare

16 years of experience
Grow2Gether Montessori. https://www.grow2gether.co/
Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education, Xavier University
American Montessori Society (AMS) credentials (ages 3-6), Xavier University
American Montessori Society (AMS) credentials (ages 0-3), Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education
Foreign Language Teaching Certification

“The joy I see in the parents and children I work with is the greatest gift I could ever ask for, and it is a constant source of inspiration.”