Faculty

Yumi Hester

Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, I moved to the US to attend university shortly after graduating high school and received my bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary medicine from the University of Findlay.  After a relocation to Arizona, I became enamored with the Montessori method after enrolling my two children in the program and earned my AMI Montessori educator certification from the Montessori Education Center of Arizona in 2006.  I had the pleasure of spending the past (13) years as a lead teacher at Mukilteo Montessori School and am looking forward to joining the WEM team for the 2021-2022 school year.

In my free time, I love to watch my teenage children’s hockey, and spend quality time with friends and family.