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Our Staff

Meet Our Dedicated Team


Victoria Martinez

School Director 

I have lived and breathed this form of education for more than 17 years. While living in Mexico City and pursuing a career with a newly acquired degree in International Commerce, I was exposed to the Montessori way of teaching. This exposure inspired me to pursue a career in becoming a Montessori teacher. I absolutely love it when young children are exposed to Montessori. I am always in awe of their potential and their infinite curiosity for learning.


Ale Cortes

Teacher Assistant 

I have been part of the Sunset Montessori team for five years. I am very excited to get to know each and every one of our new students this upcoming year. There is nothing better than seeing what kids are capable of, especially when they get to use our practical life materials. I enjoy their faces when they learn something new. 


Luz Santillana

Lead Primary Teacher 

I am so excited to start the new school year with my new and old students. I have taught Montessori for 18 years and I enjoy being able to interact with my students and give presentations on a one-on-one basis. I love reading to my kids about different cultures as well as teaching children from different cultures. I always learn so much from them!


Magui Tapia

Assitant Pre-Primary Teacher 

I am ecstatic to be working with your toddler as their Spanish teacher. I was born and raised in Jalisco, Mexico. I can't wait to help your little one blossom in Spanish. It's going to be a great year full of new friends, adventures, and discoveries for your child. I'm excited to spend time with your child and help them grow in our Pre-primary program!


Tascha Victor

Assistant Director

I'm from O'ahu and have been a teacher and administrator at Sunset Montesorri Community for seven years. I am your go-to for scheduling, tuition, and any other student needs. I understand that children are all individuals just like adults, and they need to learn at their own pace.



This is my first year at SMC. I am excited to be part of the SMC family. I was a nanny for two years where I fell in love with working with children. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor's in Speech Pathology. I believe children are the future. I look forward to watching and helping children reach their fullest potential to become independent. 

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