(Re)Introducing Robyn Milos…

For some she needs no introduction… for others, well soon enough you’ll know and love her as much as the rest of us do. The team at Villa di Maria literally could not be more thrilled to have Robyn Milos return – home! – as our new Assistant Head of School.  Welcome back, Robyn!

How/when did you become interested in Montessori education?

I found my love of Montessori as a two-and-half-year-old 😊 Mrs. Pearl Vanderwall, VdM and Montessori Training Center founder, was my teacher when I was a little girl, right here at Villa. I knew after my first two sons were born that I would love to be a part of something that made me who I am and which I had always held in the highest regard.

She really is a Montessori child – Robyn at VdM!

What do you enjoy doing outside of your time at VdM?

Drinking coffee while sitting outside and hanging out with all of the Milos Boys (sons and grandsons!).

If you were to plan a most perfect, relaxing weekend day, what would it entail?

Breakfast at First Watch with my peeps, getting in the car, rolling the windows down, and driving just to see where it takes us! Road-tripping, even if for a day, is a Milos Fav.

What is something you look forward to this year?

I am just thrilled to be home! I look forward to getting to know all of the families I have not met, seeing all of the children in their environments, and being at the Best Place on Earth once again.

Ringing in 2019 and closing out Robyn’s birthday celebration!

Your Favorite:

Color: Blue, all shades

Season: Spring and the month of August. The hustle and bustle of preparing the environments for the upcoming school year and then the children coming(!) has ALWAYS been my favorite, thus August 😉

Book: The Secret of Childhood is always a favorite.

Holiday: Hallowe’en, it’s a Milos favorite

Type of music: I am a lover of music, many kinds. Songs written and performed by the artist themselves are my favorites.

Song: All time favorite… good in the shower, the car, the kitchen…”Piano Man”

Restaurant in St. Louis: Crushed Red

Vacation: Any place you can put your feet in the sand is dreamy to me!

Fruit: Blackberries

Vegetable: Zucchini

The grandsons!

If you had to choose ONE:

Rain or Snow: SNOW

Coffee or Tea: Coffee, without a doubt

Morning or Night: Night

Ocean or Lake: Ocean

Dog or Cat: Dog, our Pomeranian is named Chewbacca (and rightfully so!)

Talk or Listen: Listen

Walk or Run: Walk

Save or Spend: Spend

Bike or Swim: Swim

Salt or Pepper: Pepper

Realistic Fiction or Fantasy: Realistic Fiction

Summer or Winter: Summer

New York or California: California

Cook or Dine Out: Dine Out

The youngest Milos boys at their favorite, the beach!