Costa Mesa Elementary: Teacher Biographies

Costa Mesa Elementary: Teacher Biographies

Meet Our Teaching Staff!

Our teachers are all fully qualified Montessori teachers, many with bachelor and graduate degrees.

Mrs. Dana Silber, Lead Lower Elementary Teacher

Mrs. Silber has been a part of the ICMA community since 2013.  She is a graduate of California State University Long Beach with a Masters degree in English Literature.  She has a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (authorized subjects include General Subjects, Literature, and Introductory English).  She also has an Upper Elementary Teaching Diploma.  Mrs. Silber lives in Huntington Beach with her husband, Chris.  Some of her favorite hobbies are drawing, making jewelry, photography, shelling at the beach, and reading (of course!).  She also loves traveling all over the place with Chris (Caramel-by-the Sea is one of her favorite towns in the whole country!).

Ms. Marlou Salazar, Lead Pre-k/Kindergarten Teacher

Hi, my name is Marlou Salazar and I am the pre-k/kindergarten teacher.  I have over 20 years teaching experience in both pre-school and primary Montessori environments.  I obtained my Montessori Diploma in 1994 and hold a Bachelors Degree of Elementary Education from the Philippines.  I believe that children learn through hands-on experiences, investigation and research.  I find joy in seeing children develop self-discipline and internal sense of purpose and motivation.