Meet Arianna


We feel really blessed to introduce to you Arianna Berry, who will be joining Baan Dek next week. Arianna will be the assistant in the Bamboo Room, accompanying Mrs. Will.

We interviewed a number of really excellent candidates for the position, and Arianna, with her background, experience and charm, simply exceeded our expectations.

We can't wait to have you meet her. Arianna will officially start next Monday, but will be on hand Friday morning to greet new families, and say hello.

Arianna grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from South Dakota State University with a BA in Early Childhood Education. Arianna also holds a Master's from the University of South Dakota.

Arianna's love for children and her belief in the Montessori way of life are palpable. In her free time, Arianna enjoys baking and shopping and photography.

We're not the type of school to flaunt statistics, but with Arianna, our Master's to child ratio is now 1:8. We think that's pretty impressive.

If you'd like to welcome Arianna to Baan Dek, please don't hestiate to leave a comment below, or send her an email: We're looking forward to many great things!