Head of School/Executive Director
Amy Malik was born and raised in Colorado, where she attended a Montessori school through lower elementary. Upon graduating from the University of Colorado, with a B.S. in Psychology and Biology, she quickly found her way back to Montessori, working as an assistant teacher for a year in a Primary classroom. She enjoyed her time in the classroom so much that she moved to San Diego to study Montessori. She received an AMI Primary diploma as well as a MEd in Montessori Education. Upon completion of her studies Amy spent time teaching, and then went on to run and AMI demonstration school and Teacher Training center in San Diego, CA for over 4 years. She also developed and lead the fundraising arm of the Parent Involvement Committee, raising over $40,000 annually from a community of 60 children. In working with children, parents and teachers, she quickly realized that additional support was needed with discipline and classroom management, so she became a certified Positive Discipline Educator. This certification allowed her to go into schools and communities sharing tools for relating to and working with children to help them grow. Most recently Amy worked as the Assistant Principal at a 3-18 Montessori school. Amy’s Montessori and Positive Discipline trainings have also been extremely helpful in her role as a parent of two young children. In addition to serving children, parents and teachers, Amy enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, biking, and camping.