Sophia graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2006 with a B.A. in creative writing and literature. She grew up in Ithaca and attended LACS, where she first became passionate about non-traditional methods of education. Before finding EAC she worked at Cornell Cooperative Extension as an Outreach Educator, teaching music, movement and dance to ESOL and at risk children. Sophia fell in love with the Montessori method during the two years she spent working in the EAC After-School program and primary classrooms, and went on to pursue her Lower Elementary Montessori training at the Barrie School’s Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Maryland. Sophia lives with her dog, Darla, and enjoys writing poems, playing the piano, and spending time in the water and the woods.