I found myself fascinated with Montessori education many years ago when I walked by a Montessori classroom. It was full with children who were joyfully working on their own instead of running and playing around.
Inspired by Montessori philosophy, Kasemsasna Montessori School (KSS) was first founded as a nursery house under the name of Montessori Children's House in 2014, serving children from 3 to 6 years old. It began the way many other schools are established, with a small amount of children in a single classroom. Currently, KSS Montessori School offers a full range of classrooms from toddler to elementary level.
Still, we consider ourselves small and seeking to learn. We are trying our best to prepare children for life and shape them to be good citizens of the world.
M.Eng. (Management of Technology) : Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.
Founder & Director
MEET OUR TEAM
Methinee Phongpraphaphan : Administrator
Master of Logistics Management :
The University of Sydney, Australia
The Montessori course I took many years ago completely altered my perspective toward children. It revealed the fact that children have so many capabilities and that they learn things naturally. As an adult, it's important for you or me to simply trust & encourage them to independently do what they can.
Chanchai Veerarittiphan : Manager
M.SC. (Computer Engineering) :
North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
I'm involved with KSS since the beginning, when it was a Montessori Children's house in 2014. In these past few years, I've seen Montessori classrooms nurture children to be independent, confident, and more importantly, happy.
AMI Certified (3-6) : MTRT, India
I was initially introduced to Montessori pedagogy when I was pursuing my Master’s degree in England. I joined the Montessori AMI training in the year 2016 in Hyderabad. I started working with children from the year 2017 and I have not looked back. In this short span of time I have experienced so many marvels of children that I have never experienced before. Working with children has given me an opportunity to appreciate them better and empowers me to become a guide for them on their path of development. Being a guide it gives me an immense pleasure seeing them working with profound focus, joy and happiness. As I am a believer of what Montessori says “Joy is the evidence of inner growth.”
Dharsana Bijoy Arangath
AMI Certified (3-6) : RTI, India
I have been working with children for many years before I came across Montessori. My field of experience in medical and psychiatric social work was my initial setting. Many years of work later, it was circumstance that brought me to Montessori. It has been the greatest thing that I have ever stumbled across in my life. Each day, I see my students exceeding my expectations. The Montessori method instills in the children the best gift we could learn: "The Love for Learning". I still learn new things each day, and my love for learning will never die.
AMI Certified (6-12) : ACMS, Australia
I have always enjoyed working with children but it was not until I came across Montessori that I could picture myself in the role of a teacher. At first, I was drawn to the hands-on materials and the level of autonomy that children have to explore their interests. For me as an educator, it is important to take a holistic approach to learning that instils curiosity and helps the child to develop into a unique and capable individual.
AMI Certified (6-12) : Navadisha, India
Like many Montessori teachers around the world I was a Montessori parent first; the more I understood the Montessori philosophy the more I was convinced that it had the answers to the many questions and situations we find as grown ups. It changed the way I look and think about the world around me.
As as Montessori teacher I am living a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
Montessori Certified (6-12) :
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences,
After working in Montessori education in Holland for seven years. I decided to broaden my horizons and come to Chiang Rai. It's a great development that Thailand now has many Montessori schools. It's a pleasure to be able to witness children becoming literate in our school. Once they have become proficient readers, they have such a powerful tool at their disposal to discover the world.
AMI Certified (3-6)
Good Sheperd Maria Montessori Training Center,
In my 26th year working with children from 18 months to 10 year olds, including special needs, I appreciate the opportunities to be a part of a child's life. I have developed the curriculum for academic strength, rich in the arts and in close connection with nature, which provides children with skills to become independent learners. I hope to expand 'peace education'.
B.Ed. (Thai) : CRRU, Thailand
Although we are a bi-lingual school, Thai language is perceived as the most significant part of Thai identity. Therefore, our goal is to teach our children to be able to read & write Thai as fluent as regular Thai students. Children are sensitive to language at a very young age, and it's always interesting to witness them discover their language abilities by themselves.
M.A. (Chinese) : MFU, Thailand
It has been almost 2 years working in a Primary Montessori classroom at KSS, and it has given me a new perspective on how children learn and how we as adults, help them learn and grow. In a Montessori classroom, we encourage children to do things (that they are capable of) by themselves even though they make mistakes. Through making mistakes, children discover more and in turn become more creative & confident.
B.A. (English) : CRRU, Thailand
As a librarian, I think it's important for us to foster the love of reading to our children. I've done my best to make KSS library to be not only interesting but also cozy & warm. Therefore, our children would love to read & visit more. I've tried to put up varieties of good books to draw the children's interests.
In my experience working here I have found that the Montessori approach is a genuine child-centered system.
B.Ed. (Physical Education) :
I've found a strong connection between P.E. & Montessori education since both allow children to practice hands-on activities. During P.E. lessons, the children have a chance to develop many skills such as body movements, large-motor skills, and sportmanship. With my education & professional experience, I'm confident that my classes will always be interesting, fun, and challenging for the children to be a part of.
B.Sc. (Chemistry) : CRRU, Thailand
I have always loved the sciences and that's why I chose to pursue a science degree many years ago at CRRU. I started teaching sciences in 2009 and once had a hands-on Montessori experience a couple years ago. I love doing crafts and strongly believe that we learn best through the movement of our hands. This year I feel grateful to be back in a Montessori environment as an assistant in an elementary class where I can see children developing their brain bu working with their hands, rather than remembering everything from books.
B.B.A. (Accounting) :
Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
I started my teaching career in 2001, teaching in a Montessori international school. For 6 years I received training in the Montessori method and also taught in class. I really believe and trust in the method. Later I worked in international schools in Vietnam and China, using some of the Montessori materials, method, and philosophy adapted to the school's curriculum. I found the children enjoyed this approach and were very happy students. Learning through play and child-centered activities is well suited for young students. The children have fun in learning. I like helping them to know concepts, to come to concentration, and to become more confident and independent.
B.A. (English) : MFU, Thailand
I am a new comer to KSS Montessori school. I have nearly 3 years of experience in the educational field. I am very excited to be a part of this KSS team and looking forward to the knowledge and experience that I will be exposed to. At the same time, I am very keen on being a good team player and help implementing the Montessori way.
B.Ed. (Elementary) :
Chiangrai Teachers College, Thailand
Teaching Thai in a bi-lingual school is challenging for me due to a variety of student nationalities. However, with our small class sizes our children get all the attention they need. During our Thai lessons, children learn not only how to read & write Thai, but also a bit of culture and history.
B.Ed. (Elementary) :
Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
I've taught Thai for first & second graders for more than 10 years in Thai public schools. At KSS, I make use of those experiences to run my Thai classes here. It's been my pleasure to see how bi-lingual students happily & confidently gain their Thai language skills.
B.Ed. (Early Childhood) :
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand
Teaching Thai at elementary level becomes my expertise over the past decade. I had worked at Anuban Chaing Rai School for 6-7 years before my retirement.
This is my first time joining a Montessori school. At KSS, the classroom settings make children feel comfortable which help them to develop to their full potential. Children here are happy, eager to learn and very creative.
It is my intention to teach all children to the best of my ability and knowledge.
We try our best to select quality ingredients for lunches & snacks because we know that food is crucial for life, especially for children . Everyday, we make sure that we serve healthy, clean and tasty food for all of us.
My main job is to keep the garden beautiful. I'm happy when I see the children are enjoying themselves; happily running and playing during recess. We have many different fruit trees on the grounds. Also, we replant the football pitch every year with the help of an outside team of gardener.
We know that hygiene and cleanliness are crucial since a healthy environment keeps our children healthy. At the end of each day, we make sure that classrooms are clean so that children start their working day fresh and happy.
Even though we let our children play freely on the playground, we always keeps an eye on them in order to keep them away from serious injury. Children love to run around the school and get wet in the sandpit and we help them get ready for class again.