History and Growth
In 2003, in Ammon, Idaho, Mrs. Laurie A. Roth began teaching students in a classroom she had set-up in her home. In 2005, she founded Lighthouse Montessori School and moved into a separate, larger building to accommodate more students. In 2007, the Toddler program was added. A Lower Elementary classroom was added in 2008 and an Upper Elementary program was added in 2009. Each year Lighthouse Montessori has seen considerable growth and retention of its student base. To accommodate its growing population, Lighthouse Montessori is looking forward to building a new facility in the next couple of years.
Lighthouse Montessori's director, Mrs. Laurie A. Roth, has extensive experience in Montessori Education in the classroom as well as school administration. She has a degree in early childhood education from Vancouver University. Additionally, she received her American Montessori Society 3-6 level certificate from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Chicago, Illinois. She continued her education at the 6-9 level in Los Alamos, New Mexico and 9-12 training in San Diego, California.
Mrs. Roth has taught in the classroom for 29 years and has been involved in school administration for 27 years. She is currently teaching the elementary class as well as conducting Montessori teacher training for adults. Mrs. Roth has six children, four of which attended Montessori schools, three attended from age 3 until 6th grade.
|The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility, and evil with activity.|