“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”

-Maria Montessori


Marilyn Martinez

Spanish Specialist

M.Ed., Bilingual, ESL and Multicultural Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.A., Business Administration, University of Puerto Rico

Marilyn has been teaching in Amherst since 1999. She began her career in the public schools, teaching English Language Learners and Spanish at the elementary level before joining the Casa de Niños team in 2013. She loves working with children each day and applying her knowledge and experience in a bilingual Montessori environment. Marilyn believes a smile can make anyones day, and sometimes says more than any words.

In addition to being a Classroom Assistant in the Magnolia bilingual classroom, Marilyn serves as the Spanish Specialist for the Elementary program here at Amherst Montessori School.

In her spare time, Marilyn loves to bake, try new recipes, craft, read, and enjoy the simple things in life that make her happy. She lives in Amherst with her husband Hector, her daughter Gabriela, and their dog, Buster.