Renee Rivera Day earned her Preliminary Teaching Credential from CSU Long Beach in 2007. She worked as a Substitute Teacher for several years in the Long Beach Unified School District. She worked with students from Kindergarten through High School and students with special needs. In 2010 she moved to Sacramento with her family and stayed home for five years to raise her children. Her two Montessori children attend CMP Carmichael campus. Her plans were to teach at a traditional public school but upon sharing her children’s experience in the Montessori environment, she felt the natural inclination to pursue a Montessori credential. She started her journey to Montessori teacher as a long- term substitute teacher at the CMP Orangevale campus, moved on to be a Teacher Assistant at the Carmichael campus, and eventually enrolled in the Montessori Training Center credential program. She completed the 6-9 training in June 2016 and concurrently completed her first year at the Carmichael campus teaching 6-9 in the Walrus class. She loved it and loves learning from her students! On her off time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her children, going on road trips, camping, traveling outside the country, and being inspired by all around her. Her plans for this upcoming year are to complete her mentorship to earn her Multiple Subject Credential. She is a student of life and enjoys sharing the Montessori experience with her students. The role of teacher and student is an intertwined experience that she is constantly inspired by.