Bringing Montessori To You
Talitha Green, M.Ed., AMI Certified, Director; Parent & Life Coach
Talitha Green M.Ed., is the founder and Director of Helping Hands Montessori Services and Preschool (HHMS) which opened its doors in 2008. HHMS is a Montessori school serving children ages 2 months to 5 years. In addition to running the school, Talitha is a successful, certified Life Coach offering parenting workshops and specializing in helping parents discover helpful and supportive approaches for their child and family.
A mother of two, Talitha built her current schoolhouse in her backyard. This gem is nestled just to the Southeast of downtown Austin. Talitha is truly a product of the Montessori method. She attended Montessori for her first nine years as a child, sought out Montessori style high schools and colleges, and obtained her Primary and Elementary certification from the Association of Montessori International (AMI), and holds a Masters degree in Education from Loyola College in Maryland. She is a certified Yoga Instructor and Social & Emotional Learning Facilitator with over 500 hours of training.
Talitha has 25 years of experience as a Montessori Guide and has helped families locally and nation-wide as a consultant and parent coach for the last 10 years. When you enroll in the HHMS toddler program you will receive a complimentary coaching session tailored to your family’s specific needs.
Janie Furlow, Certified Teacher, NAMC Certified
Janie Furlow, is in her third year as a guide at HHMS. A Wyoming native and mother of four teenagers, Janie has over 2 decades of classroom experience working with all ages, is a certified teacher, and is currently obtaining her Toddler Montessori Training from NAMC. In recent years, Janie was a Montessori assistant guide at an AMS preschool in Colorado for 2 years then was promoted to Head of School where she over saw all the programs from infancy to kindergarten. She worked in this capacity for 3 years before moving to Dallas and teaching 3rd grade in the public school. Janie moved to Austin with her family in the late Summer of 2017 and found Helping Hands was a perfect fit for her. She is thrilled to be working with toddlers and feels happy to be part of such an amazing program and team.