Dear parents,

In 1974 after finishing High School, I worked during my summer break as an assistant teacher at a local Montessori School. I immediately found my true calling and passion. I enrolled into St. Nicolas College for the Montessori Method of Education in London, England, an experience that changed my life forever. My mentor was Margaret Homfray, a student and colleague of Dr. Maria Montessori.

I hold credentials to teach:

• Infant-Toddlers (Infant to 3 years of age)
• Primary              (3 to 5 years of age)
• Elementary        (5 to 7 years of age)

I believe that teaching is my life's calling. I love what I do and I feel that every day is a wonderdful surprise. Parents at San Marin Montessori watch with delight at how their children form friendships and learn more than at a larger Pre-School. Most importantly, parents know that this small group experience won't come back again in their children's lifetime.

My dear daughter is a second grade teacher in the Public School System in Kentfield, California. She has a Master Degree in Environmental Education. Addtionally, in 2011 she received, "The Excellence in Education Award" for the San Rafael and Dixie School Districts. My grandchild is the love of my Life, his everyday accomplishments delight me.

San Marin Montessori is a full member of the America Montessori Society.

I would like to invite you to visit my school.

I look forward to meeting you and your wonderful family.

Yours Warmly,


Located in Novato, Preschool, San Marin Montessori, Montessori. Toddlers, Primary, Transitional Kindergarten. Serving Marin County, San Rafael, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Tiburon, California.

"I am the mother of 3 children who have attended Magali’s Montessori program. I have known Magali for over 8 years. Her dedication and love for children have been evident throughout all these years. Her experience and knowledge helped my children become more confident and academically prepared for success in their Elementary years."
- Georgina Shaw