At Stockton Montessori School our teachers are not merely employees, but partners on an important mission. All teachers follow the Montessori philosophy and truly believe in the phrase “the child comes first”.

Our goal is for every student to have a successful learning experience and to gain the tools necessary to carry that success into their futures.

We recognize that each child is unique and learns in their own way. We understand that, for a child, the process of learning is as important as the learning itself.

As teachers, we strive to provide a positive environment, where a child’s opinions are encouraged and valued.

Our teachers are calm, caring , patient, individuals who are responsive to the needs of the children and most importantly, love what they do.



Kristine Baker – Director and mentor teacher has been involved in Montessori education for more than 35 years. Beginning as an assistant and moving on to student teacher, assistant teacher, lead teacher, mentor teacher and director. “I have seen first hand the rewards that Montessori early education provides throughout an individual’s entire life.”






Jodie Hokinson – Asst. director and lead teacher has been a Montessori educator for more than 15 years. She understands its many benefits, both as a teacher, and as a parent whose three children attended Montessori programs. “The first time I entered a Montessori classroom I was so impressed by what I saw, I knew immediately I wanted to become a Montessori educator.”






Susana Avila – Lead toddler teacher has been in the Montessori educational field since 2003. She has experience at both the toddler and primary levels.





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Seta Yor toddler teacher has four years experience working in a toddler program. She holds a California child development associate teacher certificate.