The Children’s School, Inc. began in September, 1979. The owners, Sherri and Clay Wallin, opened The Children’s School after a six-year ownership of another Montessori School in Austin. The Children’s School is affiliated with The American Montessori Society. American Montessori Society requires its school affiliates to have Montessori-trained teachers in each classroom, a full complement of Montessori materials, an “open door” for visitors, visits from Montessori specialists at regular intervals and adherence to the AMS Code of Profession Ethics.
Clay Wallin has been the Administrator for the school since 1987. Sherri Wallin is Head of School and Educational Director and has worked with children for over 40 years. Ms. Wallin has also worked as a field consultant for teacher training with the American Montessori Society. She received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from The University of Texas at Austin in 1969 and her Montessori certification from St. Nicholas Training Center, London in 1972, as well as a teacher certification from the American Montessori Society in 1975. The teachers working throughout the school are Montessori certified.