Meet Ingrid Geiger

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We have some really exciting news to share!

After literally scouring the planet for a teacher, one that would compliment our unique ethos at Baan Dek, we are very pleased to announce that Ingrid Geiger will be joining our team. Ms. Geiger, a trained Association Montessori International directress, will be relocating from Germany, starting at Baan Dek in late February.

How did this come about? Is she really from Germany? Yes!

Here's the story: A few years ago, and rather out of the blue, we received a lovely email from Ms. Geiger. She came across our website, having read a few of our blog posts. She really identified with what we were doing. She loved our culture and said that she would be honored if we would consider her for a position.

Of course, at the time, we weren't quite ready to hire a teacher, and knowing that she was from Germany, well, we were a bit apprehensive about the entire immigration process. After years of back-and-forth exchanges, staying in touch over email and getting to know each other over Skype, we finally made Ms. Geiger an offer in November. To our delight, she excitedly accepted.

Ms. Geiger received her Association Montessori International training from the prestigious Montessori Internationales Ausbildungszentrum e.V. training center in Munich, Germany, in 2006. Upon graduation, Ms. Geiger spent a few years in Mexico, helping to establish ‘Ecomundi Montessori Preschool’ in Chalmita, Mexico, before returning to teach in Munich.

Ms. Geiger is fluent in three languages: English, German and Spanish. She has two children, Marvin and Jamie. Ms. Geiger will become the lead teacher in the Bamboo Room, where Mrs. George will stay on hand, to help ensure a smooth, gradual transition.

In growing a school the greatest challenge that we have faced is finding quality individuals who are committed and passionate to the profession. We're extremely excited that Ms. Geiger will be join us at Baan Dek.

We're planning an Open House, so everyone can get a chance to meet with Ms. Geiger. In the meantime, please feel free to send her an email: ingrid@baandek.org

If you have any questions, please don't hestiate to let us know.