Teneka is entering her 25th year as a Montessorian. In 2015, she began ADMTEI’s Primary teacher training, completing her student internship at Doughty Montessori School in Ann Arbor, where she is currently serving students and families as a teacher. The Doughty community reflects the values she holds dear, which include respecting the child’s developing potential while striving to create a peaceful learning environment that sparks a lifelong love of learning.
In addition to teaching young children, Teneka has worked as a Nurturing Parenting Educator for Spanish speaking parents, teenage parents, formerly incarcerated parents, and parents with limited resources. She has also coordinated/facilitated educational support programs to educate families about mental health and support resources available in our community.
She is the proud mother of 1 daughter and 2 sons, and her favorite things to do include reading, hiking, and yoga.
Teneka is the program instructor for Social Studies/Geography.