Giardino dei Bambini

Giardino dei Bambini is a Spanish/English primary class at Intercultural Montessori Chicago campus. Its name means The Children’s Garden, an Italian phrase that recalls Maria Montessori’s school, The Children’s House or Casa dei Bambini. The Giardino dei Bambini teachers see children as little flower buds which they can nurture and help to bloom.


Veronica Leon Godoy Lead Primary Teacher, Spanish
Ms. Verónica León is originally from Hidalgo, Mexico and has been living in the United States for five years in New York, Boston, and Chicago. Ms. Verónica received her Bachelor degree in Tourism Administration from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. Ms. Verónica joined Intercultural Montessori as an Assistant Teacher in 2017 with four years of previous experience working with children 6 months to 8 years old. Ms. Verónica is currently in the process of completing her Montessori certification for children 3 to 6 years through Seton Montessori Institute. “I believe each child embodies a unique and wonderful spirit. My aspiration is to see children grow into adults who are independent, responsible, and compassionate innovators.”
Monica Rodriguez Assistant Primary Teacher, Spanish
Ms. Monica is originally from Mexico and has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Escuela Normal Urbana Federal College. She brings a great deal of experience as she has been teaching since 1992 and has been at Intercultural since 2013.
Lesly Anel Hernandez Guerrero Lead Teacher
Ms. Lesly Hernandez is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and she has been living in the United States for 4 years in Chicago. She has a Bachelor degree in Foreign Languages from Universidad del Valle de Puebla, Mexico. Ms. Lesly has been working with children of 3-6 years old for the past six years. She is very excited to start her third year working as an assistant teacher at Intercultural Montessori School. Ms. Lesly is in the process of completing her Montessori certification for children 3-6 years through Seton Montessori Institute. She loves the Maria Montessori philosophy, her favorite quote is, “What the hand does the mind remembers”.