Willow   ree Montessori


Rhonda Bielik- Head of School

Rhonda Bielik is the founder of Willow Tree Montessori. With over 20 years experience in the Montessori community, she has spent the last twelve years in Connecticut working with children and families.   Her teaching credentials are through the Association Montessori Internationale, the only association founded by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1929.  Her studies include concentrated work at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota with revered Teacher Trainer Molley O'Shaughnessy, as well as studies in Early Childhood Education, and Psychology.  She is a designated State of Connecticut Director and Head Teacher.  

Mrs. Bielik is continuously open to new ways of furthering the work of Dr. Maria Montessori as it is through advocacy opportunities that her deep love of the child is expressed. Whether discussing philosophical aspects of Montessori education, or offering practical solutions to everyday life patterns that include independent and meaningful ways of supporting the child in the family, she strives to share her love and passion in the area of early childhood and authentic ways to provide an "education for life".  

She lives with her husband, Chris and their son, Aleksander, in Beacon Falls, Connecticut.