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Schmitz, Tonia

Email: tonia.schmitz@spps.org

Phone: 651 744-3837

Qualifications: Montessori Training Center of Minnesota Primary Training 2003-2004 Illinois State University Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 1995-1999

Ms. Tonia

Hello!  My name is Tonia Schmitz and I am a trained Montessori teacher with a passion for working with young children. My husband, son, two dogs and I live in South Minneapolis where we love to hike, play, and read.  

I love many things about facilitating a community of caring, responsible multi-age learners, but my favorite moments are teaching children to read.  There is a magic in introducing children to a skill that can open so many worlds.  

I know that each child offers their own unique gifts to our community.  I also know that parents, as a child’s first teachers, bring their passions, talents and wisdom to school.  I hope that you will be open to sharing those with our Children’s House community.  


Tonia Schmitz

Room  1404





“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”

 Maria Montessori