Rebecca Baldini, a self-described Minnesotan/Montanan, settled in New England in 1998 and never looked back. She was a small business owner while she raised three Montessori children. Drawn to the Montessori materials and the philosophy, and ready for a career change, Rebecca received her AMS Early Childhood credential in 2009 and her MA in education with an emphasis on Montessori education in 2020. In the classroom, she is especially interested in music/literacy connections, peace education, and feeding children’s natural appetite for beauty in art, music, and nature. In addition to her role as a classroom teacher, Rebecca is an active musician who teaches and performs on harp. She enjoys teaching young beginning violinists and initiated Hilltop’s kindergarten violin program in 2022. When not thinking about Montessori, literacy, or music, Rebecca enjoys boating, paddle boarding, and time with her husband, especially in Italy.