Project Manager and Director
Consultant and project manager in the field of social innovation for several years, she has been particularly interested in new pedagogies and informal learning systems for adults and children. She has often worked with the Academic Affairs Branch of the city of Paris to set up workshops, with the Ile de France Region on training programs, and with the European Commission on projects related to e-learning.
She conceived the “sustainable development” charter, associated with the creation of the Moderato-Montessori Pantin school in France by the founder, Christine Allain-Ledru.
She is the initiator of the Moderato Barcelona project and manages the school and the team of educators to offer the best educational service to your children.
Alexia Iñigo Menezo
Educator: Class 15 months-3 years
Born in Barcelona, Alexia has spent a large part of her education and professional career in Switzerland. She has received a degree in Montessori Teaching for 0-6 years olds (From AMI-Geneva) and a TSEF (Senior ‘Technician’ in Childhood Education) degree.
She is passionate about child education, her vocation and admiration for the Montessori philosophy emerged from her childhood, school guidance and her family’s links with the International Montessori Center Palau-Girona.
Alexia has accumulated more than 7 years of experience in the education sector in Montessori Schools in French-speaking Switzerland (Nyon) with different stages from 0 to 6 years old and then in Barcelona. Her linguistic skills allow her to address children in French, Catalan and Spanish, as well as in English.
Of a young and open character, her hobbies include; the study of child pedagogical activities, the innovation in this field are part of her hobbies, and cultural trips.
Isabelle Des Longchamps
Educator: Class 3-6 years
Her studies led her to spend a year in Spain in Seville and a few months in Africa in Dakar.
During a field study in an NGO in Dakar, she worked with street children. She participated with educators in marauding to meet them and give literacy classes. It was during this trip that her vocation for pedagogy was born, even though her interest in education had long been one of her passions.
Back in Paris, she discovered the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori (ISMM) and decided to train as an AMI educator for 3-6 years old. Freshly graduated, she left for Canada for a year where she worked as a French educator at the Montessori school in Montreal.
After this first experience she decided to return to Paris where she was offered a position at the Montessori School of Paris (which is the application school attached to the ISMM). She spent four years in this structure, which was very rich in learning, pedagogical innovations and experience with children. She observes the importance of a secure physical and psychological environment that favors the pleasure of learning but also allows the child to reveal himself: “the child is a unique individual: to learn he must feel accepted, loved, secure and an actor in an environment that encourages, nourishes and supports him” Maria Montessori.
Classroom Assistant 3-6 years
Yamila spent her childhood in Argentina, surrounded by rivers, forests and strong winds. Her passions are education and music.
Her curiosity to discover the world led her to live in different cities and countries, until she decided to move to Barcelona in 2010.
She first studied art history, photography and music. After graduating, she started collaborating with NGOs by organizing photography workshops. She continued as a volunteer in various educational, artistic and environmental projects over the following years.
Years later, while working in the south of France, she realized that education was her true calling and chose to pursue her professional career in that direction. In the context of teaching music, she then developed a different approach to music, focusing on exploration, development of the senses, enjoyment and following the rhythm of the students.
In 2015, she became a Cambridge University Certified English Teacher. Continuing to refine her teaching methodology she focused on the interests and needs of students, and the importance of the physical and emotional environment in building their confidence and providing a positive learning experience. She specialized in childhood and discovered the joy of storytelling, music, free play, art and science projects into educational activities.
All of these experiences inspired her to become a Montessori guide. She strongly believes that observation, effective communication and self-awareness are the key for children’s development.
In her spare time, Yamila is passionate about world music, playing drums, studying evolutionary astrology and practicing Qi Gong.
Primary Classroom Guide
Maryline grew up in Savoie, France. She is a graduate of the French national education system after studying science. She worked for many years in multicultural and bilingual settings in various French schools in France, Honduras and Morocco.
Passionate about education and moved by the birth of her daughter in 2016, she trained in Montessori pedagogy 0-3 years, 3-6 years and 6-9 years, as well as in Nonviolent Communication and writing gesture. Since then, she has set up a Montessori 3-6 year old environment at home for her daughter and has also integrated Montessori materials into her primary class which has allowed her, for the past 2 years, to teach according to the Montessori pedagogy.
A graduate of the National School of Drama in Tegucigalpa, she regularly puts on plays with her classes.
Concerned about the success of the students entrusted to her, she is interested in educational innovations and discoveries in neuroscience. Maryline joined the Moderato team in September 2021.
Primary class assistant
Lucía grew up in Barcelona, where she studied philosophy and painting restoration. She finished and extended her studies in Italy, where she was apprenticed to an artist with whom she specialized in handmade painting techniques.
From Italy she moved to Slovenia, where she had the possibility to continue working as an artist with workshops for children and teenagers, adapting the complex procedures of artistic creation to allow children to experiment by themselves, through natural materials. Invited to continue her work in a Montessori school, amazed by what she saw in the children, she became passionate about her pedagogy and decided to train as an Assistant Montessori Workshop Instructor (AMI).
She has taught art in two Montessori classrooms from 6 to 9 years old, where she has discovered how the freedom of personal creativity can really help the development of the whole child working with “hands, thought and heart” (Maria Montessori), and how sharing the simplest materials creates an atmosphere of harmony among all. She has accompanied some children with special needs through the work with specific artistic techniques such as origami, collage or tempera, seeing thanks to this an improvement in their concentration and in the way of being in the environment. She has also worked, in the same Montessori school, as a native Spanish speaker with children from 6 to 12 years old, and accompanying an 11 year old girl with Down syndrome.
Back in Barcelona, she has joined our team as an assistant in the primary class, delighted to be in a context that intertwines different languages and cultures, as a possibility of a true education for peace, as Maria Montessori understood it.