International Montessori School
Board of Directors

Head of School - Norma Burillo

School Principal, Mrs. Norma Burillo was born in Madrid, Spain. She is Spanish/Castilian native, fluent in English and Portuguese. Mrs. Norma has over 10 years’ teaching experience in the early years field.  She has been responsible for founding and successfully running IMS in the time she has been teaching. 

She has received her AMI Primary diploma from the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies in Phoenix, AZ., AMI Administration course and Mrs. Norma Burillo, also holds a BA degree in Business Administration & Finance from San Pablo CEU University in Madrid, Spain.

Mrs. Norma has a DELE Spanish Teacher Diploma with experience of 15 years in the field. Also, she has additional trainings in AMI Special Needs, and she has a Mindfulness & Neuroscience Technician Certificate. Mrs. Norma is currently taking her Masters Degree in Education at Loyola University.

She is passionate about the benefits of the Montessori approach and dedicated to ensuring top quality practice and provision in line with the key elements of Dr Montessori’s philosophy. 

She has a son who will finish his Montessori Elementary program next year.

Role

HEAD OF SCHOOL / PRIMARY LEAD

Education

- AMI PRIMARY DIPLOMA - SIMS SOUTHWEST INSTITUTE OF MONTESSORI STUDIES

- AMI ADMINISTRATION COURSE - AMI INTERNATIONAL

- Bachelor degree of Business Administration in Finance - San Pablo CEU University

Experience

- SUPPORTING THE DYSLEXIC CHILD IN MONTESSORI - MONTESSORI AT ROSEBOROUGH

- understanding interventions and therapies in a montessori setting - MONTESSORI MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP FOR INCLUSION MMPI

- Mindfulness & Neuroscience Technician Certificate

- DELE Spanish Teacher Diploma - INSTITUTO CERVANTES

Other Languages

Spanish, PORTUGUESE

Behavior Consultant - Julia Trujillo

Ms. Julia works from a strength-based and solution-focused approach to tackle everyone’s hard to break patterns. With compassion and non-judgment, let’s begin the journey of becoming the best there is. 

She works with children, adolescents and families. She collaboratively develops treatment goals and implements individualized interventions depending upon the needs of the child.

Ms. Julia specializes in psychological, psychoeducational assessments for children and adults. 

In my free time I like to read, draw, and dance. I love to go for a walk and enjoy nature. My method to relax is to go to the beach and disconnect from everything and charge positive energy. Family time is very important to me and I really enjoy it.

Role

Primary Assistant/Mental Health Advisor

Education

- Master of science in Psychology (M.S), Family therapy - Albizu University

- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology - Universidad de San Martin de Porres

Experience

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) - South River, NJ

Other Languages

Spanish