Montessori Primary Diploma, Early Childhood Education, Washington Montessori Institute
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications, George Mason University
As an Early Childhood Educator at Aidan Montessori School, Teri Eckel guides young children to reach their fullest potential intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually. Teri is a dedicated, nurturing, and collaborative educator with over a decade of teaching experience and who is committed to identifying and supporting each child’s distinct learning style, interest, and potential. Teri is masterful at building strong parent-teacher-child partnerships that lead to rewarding school experiences. She is passionate about creating and maintaining a safe, loving, and supportive learning environment where all children learn, grow, and thrive.
Prior to teaching, Teri spent a decade working for The Cronkite Ward Company producing quality educational television programming for The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and Public Television. This invaluable experience took her all over the world, exposing her to different people, cultures, and customs, and teaching her the importance of education and further developing her compassion toward humanity.
Teri resides in Alexandria, VA, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys, who are Aidan alumni. She enjoys traveling, gardening, riding bikes and practicing peace.