MS. CARISSA SWISS
LEAD ELEMENTARY I EDUCATOR
MACTE EI-EII Credential (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education), AMS (American Montessori Society) EC Credential, Teacher Trainer, Bachelor of Architecture with University Honors (Carnegie Mellon University), Master of Education with a Montessori Emphasis (Chaminade University of Honolulu), CPR/AED/First Aid Infant Child and Adult Certified. + 15 Years Educator Experience.
Carissa is proud mom of two Montessori/IB graduates now in college. She is an avid football and hockey fan and enjoys skiing, sailing, and soccer. She loves to read, scrapbook, and do puzzles when time permits.
After years as an architect designing schools, Carissa realized her passion was not where to put walls, but what was happening within them. Having witnessed the Montessori process in action with her sister and later her daughters, she decided to change careers and pursue accreditation and a higher degree. She has been sharing her experience and training with both child and adult learners for 15 years.