Meet the Staff

The teachers must have the greatest respect for the young personality, realizing that in the soul of the child great values are hidden, and that in the minds of these boys and girls there lies all our hope of future progress and the judgment of ourselves and our times.

– Dr. Maria Montessori

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Photo of Rebecca Keith
Founder, President of the Board, Head of School Emeritus

Biographical Info

Montessori Affiliation: PAMS

When did you join One World? I founded the school in 1979

Educational Background: I have a BA in Human and Community Services, and an MA and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s College. I have Montessori Certificates for both Primary and Elementary and have been a Teacher Trainer since 1979. My publications include: The Montessori Peace Curriculum, One World Montessori United Nation’s Day Celebration, One World Montessori Earth Day Celebration, as well as several articles.

In 2015, I was awarded first place for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the “Wisdom of the Elders” award by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

Additional Information: I have two grown children who both attended One World in the past; one of my grandchildren also attended school here. My hobbies include music, sewing, swimming, reading, and enjoying nature.

Updated 3 months ago.
Photo of Haruna Kii
Primary Guide

Biographical Info

Montessori Affiliation: AMS

When did you join One World? June 2022

Educational Background: I have my Montessori certification and 2 degrees in Early Childhood Education from Japan and from Mission College in Santa Clara, CA.

Additional Information:  I like traveling and physical activities such as hiking, playing tennis and volleyball. I also enjoy trying new things such as cooking new recipes and playing the ukulele.

Updated 3 weeks ago.