Lead Team & Administration
Our school leadership team is comprised of dedicated administrators who are here to provide the best support and guidance for our Monticello Academy families. We strive to provide quality service for each student, parent, and faculty at our school.
I have been at Monticello Academy since 2006. My philosophy is that each child is unique and learns at their own pace. I try to provide activities that enhance their learning abilities through play and hands on exploring. I enjoy singing, sports, dancing and cooking. I incorporate these techniques in my daily plans along with values and moral standards. My co-teacher and I continue to take training to improve our teaching skills. If I can impact just one child's life, then I have reached my goal.
Hi! My name is Lorna Flores and I am extremely excited to be teaching here at Monticello Academy along with my fellow teachers Ms. MaryAnn and Ms. Darla. After graduating from high school I began my career in Early Childhood Education while working at KinderCare and attending San Jose City College. After working 5 years and becoming Room Supervisor of the toddler room I decided to leave and began a new career in the defense business where I worked for 22 years. After having my only child Royce, I volunteered for the company layoff and began running an infant d. I have now come full circle in my life, and back to where my heart has always been…with the children! I look forward to getting to know your children and to an exciting school year!!
I started working with Monticello Academy in May 2012. I believe children grow with positive encouragement into independent individuals. Children are unique and each is special in their own way. I love working with children since they are so eager to learn and absorb everything in their little minds. I am currently married with one son. I love to read, swim and ride bikes. My family spends time camping and riding dirt bikes. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s life and teaching them many new things.
I have been in the Child Development field for 35 years. I started working with Monticello Academy in December 2012. I have three children, two boys and one girl. I enjoy working with children and watching them grow. I look forward to getting to know each and everyone one of your children this school year.
Ms. Luong graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. degree of Child Development. She joined Monticello Academy in April 2012 after almost 15 years working in the professional field of childcare and teaching. She has a great compassion in helping children to grow up in their physical and mental strengths. Confidence is one of her greatest characteristics. She always believes in herself despite setbacks. Patience is her crucial key of success. Working with children without patience is a ‘mission impossible’. Understanding is another very important characteristic in her teaching career. She carefully pays attentions to not only teaching techniques, but all other factors that might impact the ability to learn of the children as well.
Ms. Murphy graduated from Xavier University with a B.S. degree of Elementary Education in Philippines. She was an elementary teacher in the country for several years. She attended Mission college and achieved the Association degree in Child Development. She holds the Child Development Program Director Permit and the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Her main goal is to help each child grow to his/her potential in an atmosphere that nurtures the child’s social, emotion, physical, cognitive, and language development. It is her intent to provide each child with the best opportunities to become a successful learner.
My name is Jean Soper and I love working with children. I received my Child Development degree at Sacramento State. I am married and have two wonderful children, Joshua and Jenna. I have worked with all ages of children, including children with special needs, but my heart and passion has always with the little ones. I feel that children bring out the best in me. I love watching them grow and being able to teach them all that I know.