Katie (Hill) Mosquera

Upper Elementary Teacher

“Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials.”
-Maria Montessori

I first discovered Montessori at the beginning of my career when a substitute job in Bozeman, Montana in an upper elementary classroom turned into a full time position. Right away, I spent two summers working to achieve her 6-12 Montessori credentials at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland. The opportunity to grow and learn so much in a Montessori environment as a beginning teacher shaped my view of both instruction and learning throughout my career.

With the intent to pass my knowledge and love of Montessori on to others, I returned home to Virginia for graduate school. Graduate school led to the need to have public school experience in order to teach other teachers. Teaching middle school math and social studies for 3 years led to education advocacy work at the policy level, working for organizations such as ASCD and serving as a Professional Development Specialist for DCPS. All the while, I viewed my work in education through a Montessori lens: following the child, individualized learning, and encouraging a love of learning in others.

I found my way back to Montessori in 2012, teaching in a lower elementary, public Montessori classroom at John Hanson Montessori School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. And I found I was the happiest I had been in my career thus far.

I’ve been in the Montessori classroom since, teaching for two years at John Hansen and teaching both lower and upper elementary Montessori at the Barrie school. I trained teachers in Montessori Language Arts at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies for 3 summers and am beginning my fourth school year as a field consultant for Montessori teachers in training.

I am excited to begin my second year teaching upper elementary at Carroll Creek. I am grateful to be part of such a crucial endeavor to build the school’s and each individual child’s incredible potential.

B.S. History and Secondary Education, Vanderbilt University
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Virginia
Montessori 6-12 Certification, Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies

Classroom Schedule for 2017/18


Newsletters for 2017/18
May 31, 2018
May 17, 2018
May 3, 2018

April 19, 2018
April 5, 2018

March 22, 2018
March 8, 2018

February 22, 2018
February 8, 2018

January 25, 2018
January 11, 2018

December 21, 2017
December 7, 2017

November 2, 2017

October 19, 2017
October 5, 2017

September 21, 2017
September 7, 2017

Newsletters for 2016/17
June 8, 2017

May 25, 2017
May 11, 2017
May 4, 2017

April 6, 2017

March 23, 2017
March 9, 2017

February 23, 2017
February 9, 2017

January 26, 2017
January 12, 2017

December 15, 2016
December 1, 2016

November 17, 2016
November 3, 2016

October 20, 2016
October 6, 2016

September 22, 2016
September 8, 2016

August 25, 2016