Mandi Lee-Han is the Developmental Specialist and Educational Coordinator at Valley Montessori. Mandi earned a Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Montessori Primary Credential from St. Mary’s College. She also has her Elementary Teaching Credential from SFSU and is a certified ABA therapist.
Mandi has presented educational workshops at over 35 schools and nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area in the last three years, including at the Montessori TIME event in Oakland in 2019 and as a two-time keynote speaker for the East Bay Chapter of the National Association for Education of Young Children. She’s also a teacher trainer at the Bay Area Montessori Institute and will be presenting at the American Montessori Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in March, 2022.
With over 23 years of experience working in various educational settings, she’s proud to have had 11 of those years at Valley Montessori. Some of Mandi’s roles at VMS include:
- supporting teachers as necessary with keen observations and guidance to support and strengthen instruction for children,
- coordinating outside student resources,
- overseeing our teacher mentoring program and
- supporting our community through parent workshops.
Mandi believes successful partnerships are based on mutual respect, open communication, and trust.Department: Specialists