KiKi Evans named head of new Jewish Montessori Preschool

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

KiKi Evans

KiKi Evans has been chosen as the new director of the Revere Jewish Montessori Preschool to open this fall on the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life, 95 Bellevue Road in Nashville.

“We are excited about the future and confident we have found the right leader in KiKi to make the Jewish Montessori Preschool of unparalleled academic excellence, the Montessori preschool of choice for all Jewish families,” Doug Revere, the main benefactor of the preschool, said in a statement.

Evans is the school’s top administrator and lead general studies educator. She has two main goals: to create a rich tradition of educational excellence and to establish a close working relationship with each family.  

Evans comes to the Jewish Montessori Preschool with two decades of early childhood experience, having spent the last seven years at The Temple preschool.  Recognizing the uniqueness of each child, she created a classroom that encouraged self-discovery and tailored learning experiences.  The Jewish Montessori Preschool values her enthusiasm and positive outlook coupled with her broad early childhood education.

“My goals as director is provide a learning environment for children that is free. Free to create, free to be an individual, free to grow, and free to love,” Evans said  in a conversation with parents. “My focus will be on the social and emotional well-being of each child in our care, understanding their value and the value of others, embracing the many cultures of our community.”  

She will be working alongside veteran Jewish educator Mrs. Esther Tiechtel, who will direct the Jewish studies department of the Jewish Montessori Preschool. She has been working with children for 25 years and has a love for being an educator and a teacher. She believes in the potential of every single one of her students. 

The philosophy for the Jewish Montessori Preschool is that in education there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, especially when teaching purpose and values. Intrinsic to Jewish educational heritage is an understanding that children learn differently. That means today, in an era of more avenues of teaching technology to support this process than ever, we must finally actualize our goal to guide every single Jewish child in the path of his potential.  

The preschool will offer small class sizes and open in the fall.  It offers a variety of schedules and programs.  Registrations are being accepted now. To tour the school and meet with Evans, please call 615-646-5750 or jewishmontessoripreschoolinfo@gmail.com. •