Elena Garcia has been teaching in the Montessori setting since 1991, and at Coral Reef Montessori Academy Charter School since 1999. She is of Cuban descent and was born in Mississippi. She has also lived in Northern California and went to high school in Mexico City. She is bilingual and bicultural and is slowly working toward a 3rd language. She loves to read, garden, and spend time outdoors. Ms. Garcia received her Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and her Masters of Science in Elementary Montessori Education from Barry University. She is certified through the American Montessori Society to teach students ages 3-12.