My name is Veronika Šmídlová and I am the headmistress of the school Montessori Children´s House. I was born in Montreal, Canada, but the most of my life I have spent in the Czech Republic, so I am fluent in both Czech and English language.
In my life, I have always followed what life was offering to me. That´s why my journey might be different from others. During my studies at High School in Prague I was studying abroad one semester in Nova Scotia, Canada at Horton High School. I noticed that their way of teaching is much more suitable for me. After I finished high school, I studied one year at the University of Economics and two years at the Charles University of Pedagogics majoring in Education and mathematics, both in Prague. This experience showed me that this is not the way I want to be taught. During this challenging time, I did leadership training, and I became a certified coach. I was working for a half year in the Outdoor Montessori kindergarten Cestička, where I got excited about the Montessori method. Thanks to these experiences I found out what I want, which is an alternative way of studying and teaching. Therefore, I completed the certified Montessori training for working with children between 3 and 6 years old.
I am always open to learn new things. I am interested in psychology, motivation and children´s development and that´s why I attended seminars of the therapeutic method The Journey.
Montessori Children´s House means a lot to me. I fell in love with this place so quickly and I just knew that I am in the right place at the right time. Every day I am learning so much from all the children. They are showing me that this is what I want to do, this is my destiny and thanks to them I have found my passion and meaning in life.