Mayte Villamil, of Spanish and Venezuelan descent, was born in Mexico City, Mexico and spent her early childhood in Palo Alto, California and then Miami, Florida. She graduated high school from Nuestra Señora de la Consolación in Caracas, Venezuela, and then returned to Miami to complete her undergraduate studies at Florida International University and has lived here since. She earned her Master’s Degree in Montessori Elementary Education from Barry University, and is certified through the American Montessori Society to teach students ages 3-12. Mrs. Villamil has taught at Coral Reef Montessori Academy in the early elementary since 2002. Her interest in Montessori education began with her own 4 children attending Montessori school. Three of her children are CRMA Montessori graduates and the youngest child is a current student of CRMA. Over the years, Ms. Manresa has been an active parent at CRMA, serving as a room parent and on the PTA board in addition to volunteering in her childrens’ classrooms. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and traveling.