Mosa Laren was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to the Bay Area to complete her undergraduate work at San Francisco State University. It was during this time that she took a job as an assistant in a Montessori school. She vividly remembers the moment she fell in love with Montessori as she watched a young toddler hang up her own coat. Despite years of work with children prior to this, she had never before witnessed such independence and satisfaction. After spending some time in traditional education, teaching both second and fourth grades, Mosa came back to Montessori when she realized that it was the best path for her own daughter (who attends GLM and is happy to be a part of the Redwood Elementary class). She is delighted to come to school with her daughter each morning here at GLM. Mosa received her AMI Primary Certification from Montessori Northwest in 2017. At every turn, Mosa continues to be amazed and gratified by what Montessori has to offer children and adults by way, not only of education, but spiritual growth and joy. In her spare time, Mosa enjoys the rich storytelling and literary scenes in the Bay Area, paper and textile crafts, and snuggle time with her daughter, their two cats, and good books.