More About Me


My name is Natalia. I am originally from Spain. I hold a Masters’ Degree in Spanish Language and Literature with two years of university study in France, where I lived for 10 years. France became a second home for me. A very special country where I completed my Association Montessori International (AMI) training for Primary level. This training awoke my senses and changed my life. 

My career in the Education field started 15 years ago as a Spanish teacher in French public and private schools. In 2011, I graduated from the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori in Paris and started my journey as a Montessori Primary Teacher. A journey that would take me, one year later, to America (San Diego) and where I now live. Here, I made another life-changing discovery, Jane Nelsen and the Positive Discipline Association. 

In 2015, I became certified as a Positive Discipline Parenting Educator and in the Classroom. I am currently participating in Positive Discipline (PD) Advanced Training with the goal of sharing this wonderful philosophy with parents and educators. 

Discovering Montessori and Positive Discipline helped me become the teacher I want to be. Both philosophies complement each other, sharing the same values of respect for the child and trust in their ability to learn from experience within the environment. 

Education is my passion!

If you are interested in knowing more about Montessori and Positive Discipline education, please contact me to set up a meeting so that together we can explore what I can do for you and your child.

The Dandelions Montessori's  Mission

The Dandelions Montessori is a nonprofit organization that has for mission to teach long-term parenting and the role of kindness and firmness in raising children​. Our organization is for children, parents and educators interested in learning the principles of the Positive Discipline and Montessori philosophies.