Javier Jaimes

Where are you now?

My wife and I are raising a family in Dallas with plans to relocate to Amarillo in order for my wife to open her chiropractic practice. We have a 3-year-old daughter and a son due any day. As I type this I’m looking sideways at my cell phone, awaiting the alert that it’s time! I’m working for UPS now but my enthusiasm remains for drawing, painting, and sculpting (thank you, Ms. Jane and Dr. Hans!).

How did your experience in Montessori School prepare you for the life you have now?

This cannot be overstated: Montessori education is absolutely invaluable. Clearly there is a vast difference between awakening a child’s mind to discover and learn vs. expecting the child to adhere to a state-mandated learning process, and I simply cannot imagine navigating the life I have now without the essential instruction and education I received from age 5 to age 14. In the simplest terms, becoming a father and witnessing my daughter’s young mind blossom, and being able to apply even the vaguest remembrances of my early Montessori education, is truly exhilarating. It makes me feel as though I’m a small part of a grand tradition and I plan to enroll our kids in a Montessori school as soon as possible. It’s not an option, it’s a necessity. Whatever the stage of life in which we are currently operating, there is always more to discover and more to learn. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Hans for impressing upon me that learning should never be only surface-level, and that I must keep digging deeper and marveling at what I’ve discovered.