Ms. Nohemi Thania Giraldo

As a member of the DMS staff, I promote the Montessori way of being with patience, kindness, confidence, joy, respect for others and nature, appreciation of diversity in and outside of school.  I believe in commitment, communication, freedom and responsibility.  I take exceptional personal care and pride in my work with the children.


Expand the Spanish language and culture in an enthusiastic way among children so they become bilingual and have the opportunity to get more doors opened throughout their lives.

Training Programs / Workshops

  • Health & Safety Issues: Medication Administration
  • Children First: Working with Children of all Abilities
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Positive Discipline
  • Building Self-Esteem in Young Children
  • Rhymes, Rhythms, & Fun
  • Science in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Math Mania: Math Across the Curriculum
  • Working with Children in Group Settings
  • Multiple Intelligences: Valuing the Individual Learner
  • Diversity of Cultures
  • Strategies to Support Social Emotional Competence in Infants & Toddlers
  • Primary care/ creating routines
  • The Developing Child: Infants & Toddlers
  • Fearful, Flexible and Feisty: The Different Temperaments of Children
  • Wired for Success
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention
  • Montessori Assistant Training
  • Montessori Language Refresher
  • First Aid and CPR certified


  • Child Development Associate –2019

  • University Mayor de Cundinamarca –   Colombia – Languages and Finance – Graduated with honors in 1983
  • University Los Andes –   Colombia 2004 – Customer Service
  • Systems Apel Institute –   Colombia 1997 – Lotus Notes, WP, Internet
  • Net Soft Computers Institute –   Colombia 1996 – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura –   Colombia 1991 – Italian
  • Ballet de Colombia Sonia Osorio –   Colombia 1988 – 2001
  • Electronico de Idiomas Institute  –   Colombia 1983 – English and French
  • High School Inst. de Renovacion Educativa –   Colombia 1979 – Class Valedictorian

Work Experience

Dynamite Montessori School  –  AZ, USA,   Jan. 2006  –  Present
Working with children 2 – 10 year olds
In charge of organizing Cinco de Mayo show
In charge of June Spanish Immersion Summer Program
Spanish Instructor,  2010 – Present
Dance Instructor,  2006 – Present
Elementary Teacher Assistant,  2007 – Present

Primary Teacher Assistant,  2006

General Motors  –  Colombia,  1998 – 2004
Bilingual Executive Assistant

Bank Sudameris  –  Colombia,  1987 – 1996
Bilingual Executive Assistant
Attached Sub Director

Embassy of the Republic of Korea  –  Colombia,  198
Bilingual Administrative Assistant

Petrochemicals Aservin Ltd.  –  Colombia,  1983 – 1987
Bilingual Assistant

Memberships and Associations:

-Phi Theta Kappa -PTK Honor Society

-National Association for the Education of Young Children -NAEYC


Dancing, reading, traveling, swimming, sewing, scrapbooking.


Warm, positive personality, enjoy working and sharing with children.  Self-confident, flexible, sincere, responsible and reliable.  Work well with others, multi-lingual, dependable, open minded, cheerful and feel passion for my career.