Elementary Team

Elementary Team

Rachel LarsonElementary GuideRachel is trained as a Montessori Elementary Guide and also has her Masters in Education. She has over 6 years of experience working with children ages 6 - 12. Before taking on her role at Fiore, Rachel was living in New York City working with young children after her experience as an Au Pair in Italy. Rachel is a Virginia Tech alumna and one proud Hokie! She was brought up in a family of musicians and an avid musician who enjoys singing with a few performance groups in the New York City and D.C. areas.
Marla MacaElementary Bilingual AssistantAs a bilingual assistant at Fiore Marla has had wonderful experiences. Before Fiore, Marla knew next to nothing about the Montessori methodology and didn't really know what to expect. To Marla's delight, this has been a very enlightening experience. She has learned so much concerning how the child's environment affects how they learn and really makes all the difference. Before Montessori, Marla had been a Regional Trainer for a language school in the DMV area. She has experience working with children from one year of age to young adults 20 years of age as a teacher and counselor. Marla's favorite form of giving back to the community is through serving and helping the youth of tomorrow. Whether it is speaking in Spanish, cooking, or creating beautiful things in this world. Getting others to appreciate things through what others do is a way Marla feels that this world could be a better place. Her hobbies include: Music, art, language, cooking, gardening, and learning through what life has to offer.