Lisa Holmes Elkihel received her AMS Infant/Toddler credential in 2002 and holds a Positive Discipline educator certification. She has worked at East Bay Montessori schools since 1999, joining VMS full-time in 2002. Lisa has worked with children in various roles since her early teens and changed careers in 2001 to become a Montessori educator. She has a passion for guiding the youngest of students as they begin experiencing and navigating the world around them as well as partnering with their parents as they begin their parenting journey.
Lisa particularly enjoys sharing her love of nutrition and cooking, yoga and music with her students. In her free time, Lisa enjoys live music and theater, volunteering throughout the Bay Area, spending time in nature and continuing her lifelong pursuit of learning. She is currently pursuing completion of her California Site Supervisor Child Development permit and her Bachelor degree. In addition, Lisa is the proud mother of a 2012 VMS alumni.Department: Toddler