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“The teacher, when she begins work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.”

-Maria Montessori

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Linda Xu

Linda (Miao) LuClassroom Assistant

B.S., Analytical Chemistry, Liaoning University of Petroleum and Chemical Technology

Linda became a part of the AMS community in 2008 when her eldest son Hao Hao began as a student in the Toddler program. She started substitute teaching in 2014, and in 2015 she joined the Infant team in its first year. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, and in addition to her daily responsibilities of infant care and maintaining the Montessori classroom environment, she enjoys helping welcome families of diverse backgrounds to Amherst Montessori School.

Linda studied Analytical Chemistry as an undergraduate, and also holds certificates in American Culture & Language and Advanced Information Systems.  She loves reading and Chinese cooking, and on the weekends you can often find her at her sons’ swim meets.