Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina
Beth Austad is the School Leader for Step By Step Montessori school of Edina. Before accepting the role of School Leader was a Montessori educator for 18 years. Beth started her Montessori career in 1993 as an Aide at a small Montessori School near St Cloud State University in MN where Beth earned her BA in English. After 2 years of working at the St Cloud Montessori school she decided to follow her vocation and attend St Catherine’s in 1995 to pursue her Pre-Primary Montessori License. In 1997 she opened a small in-house Montessori school and went back to work for the industry in 2008 to work at Step By Step Montessori Schools. She has worn many hats and served 3 of the 8 Step By Step Montessori school locations. Ms. Beth has worked as a co-teacher, a Montessori Children’s House Lead, a Toddler room Lead and in 2014 took on the new role of School Leader at our Edina location. Ms. Beth believes whole-heartedly in the power of Montessori education and in the importance in building self-esteem and independence in children and in empowering educators to do the same. Beth currently lives in St. Louis Park, MN with her husband Chad and their three daughters.