• Hi, I'm Kristie Hines I am one of the Camp Leaders in the Happy Camper. I have worked at Erwin Montessori since the school opened in 2001.   I became Montessori certified for the Primary age in 2005. Teaching Montessori is a passion and I enjoy watching children become independent learners. I believe in a peaceful environment for learning and hope I can instill the same passion into our campers.  

    I was once in your shoes as a parent and was always looking for answers on what my child was doing daily.  So, I became a co teacher in 2001 and then lead teacher in 2005.  So, I must like it since I'm still here.



    What makes me, me? 

    I have been married for nearly 25 years and am a mother of three kids. Our two boys are in college and our daughter is in 6th grade.  All three kids attended Erwin.  l love to camp with family and friends, love photography, Starbucks, Chick-fil-a and what teacher doesn't love Target.


    As  your child's teacher Mrs. Harrell and I will assist your child to observe, explore and grow with self-esteem, caring for others and being a responsible citizen. We also will work hard with your child  your child reach his/her potential.  We will need your help from home as well in reading nightly and doing nightly homework  We welcome volunteers in the classroom please contact me for a scheduled time to assist. 



    Welcome to the Happy Camper where Adventure and Learning happens everyday.