Since high school, my dream was to be a teacher. In 2011 I graduated from Vilnius Pedagogical University (Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences) in Lithuanian philology and joined Vilnius Montessori pre-School as Lithuanian language teacher. The following academic year, I became a teacher’s assistant in the classroom. With every passing day, I found the Montessori Method of Education more interesting. In 2014 I commenced training in the Montessori Method of Education in Lithuania, organized by the Lithuanian Montessori Association. In 2015 I worked as a co-teacher in the classroom and was promoted to Head Teacher and Head of Administration the following year. In 2017/2018 I left my job to volunteer in Spain at a special education school in Vic Town, where I worked with children who were differently able both mentally and physically. This experience helped me to develop my ability to observe and anticipate children’s needs when they are not able to express themselves verbally. In June 2018, I commenced a theoretical and practical course in the Montessori Method of Education at Montessori Waterpark training centre in Norway.
Working with children in the Montessori environment taught me a lot about child psychology, development, learning styles and most importantly helped me to grow and change my personality together with the children. Based on a philosophy of independence and freedom in a controlled environment, as an observant Montessori Directress I have learnt many positive lessons from children. Working with the staff at VMS and other colleagues in the Montessori field in Lithuania has been a very important learning process for me. Personal growth, career development and challenges are my forte. Looking back I can rest assured that I am challenged on a daily basis in my quest to fulfil my dreams and aspirations.