Clarissa Pollack

Clarissa Pollack

Montessori Teacher (Kinder)

My Bio

Hello! I am delighted to join the San Tan family as Lead Kinder Montessori teacher. I was born and raised in Montana and attended Montessori schools growing up. I earned my B.A. from The University of Texas at Dallas in Art and Performance, learning about arts and cultures from all over the world and training as a classical vocalist, violinist, and visual artist. I studied abroad in Germany for my final semester and then spent several years traveling and teaching throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and England.

Exploring the world was an unforgettable adventure and I have much to share from my travels with my students. In addition to teaching in the Montessori classroom, I am also an internationally accredited yoga teacher-trainer and instructor and enjoy teaching violin and painting to young students. I love plants and animals, practicing yoga, exploring beautiful Arizona, and riding horses with my husband Theodor and our daughter, Eleanor.


Birthday: June 2nd


Color(s): Blues and pinks

Flower(s): Roses

Healthy Snack(s): Organic cucumbers and popcorn

“Junk Food” Treat(s): Mint Chip Galactica Coconut Bliss ice cream

Drink(s): Organic green teas and hot water with lemon

Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): Lavender and citrus

Game(s): Cranium and Settlers of Catan

Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Joe’s Farm Grill

Fast Food Restaurant(s): Chipotle

Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Target

Most used school/office supply: Colored gel pens and notebooks

What I would really like is: Smiles!  

Heroes: Dr. Maria Montessori and all great teachers

Hobbies: Horseback riding, yoga, and gardening