Our Staff

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Mr. Bautista, Elementary Head Teacher/ Enrichment Program Director

Alvin I Bautista, better known by his students as “Mr. B,” was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, where he studied in the oldest private boys’ school, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, founded in 1621 by the Dominican Province, Order of Preachers. He was an Academic Scholar, a Student Leader, Peer Counselor, graduating Summa Cum Laude with the degree of Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology. He served in the same institution as a Faculty Member in the Arts and Sciences Department, teaching Basic and Higher Psychology subjects, as well as Physiological Sciences.

With his wife, Jocelyn Sarreal, he co-founded the pioneer Individualized Instruction and Values Integrated School in the Division of Cavite, offering Preschool, Grade School, and High School (Regular and the pioneer Adult Night High School).

Migrating to the United States of America, his family settled in Vallejo, California, bringing their only daughter Agnes, who will be graduating at UCLA in June 2020. Their two sons, Jonathan Allen, a Lawyer, and John Andrew, a teacher and a professed Dominican Brother of the Order of Preachers, remained in the Philippines to pursue their respective professional careers and vocation.

Having loved teaching, the arts and literature, Mr. B, joined Starting Gate School and was the Head Teacher for seven years, where he successfully implemented engaging Elementary curriculum and crafted innovative enrichment programs for the K-12 Elementary classrooms.

Mr. B enjoys sharing his passion for the arts and drawing, for literature, writing, and poetry, and the game of kings, chess with his students, and won several awards and recognition. He also enjoys watching science fiction, anime, and Broadway musicals.

A note from Mr. B
“In this exciting challenge working with a dynamic and committed leader, Josie Gerber, and a creative team at the Napa Valley Montessori Learning Center in American Canyon , sharing learning experiences with a vibrant batch of students, as well as with committed, supportive families, I look forward to fun, adventure and high spirits, a whole new world of learning, discovered and powers unleashed. Carpe Diem!”

Ms. Savannah, Lead Teacher/Assistant Head of School

Ms. Savannah joined us in October 2023 as a Primary Lead Teacher, and has since accepted her role as the Assistant Head of School.  Ms. Savannah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and 8+ years of teaching and childcare experience ranging from Toddler/Preschool, Elementary and High School levels. Her favorite subjects are biological sciences and ceramic/pottery art, and she is a huge animal lover! She worked as a summer intern at a Zoo in Texas which was a really fun and great experience for her. Ms. Savannah has owned all types of animals since she was a child and currently has three cats and a ball python. She also enjoys all types of movies and shows like Disney, Marvel/DC, anime and more!





Ms. Citlalli, Primary Teacher Assistant

Ms. Citlalli (Ms. C) joined Napa Valley Montessori in the spring of 2020. She is currently attending Diablo Valley Community College studying Kinesiology with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. Ms. C enjoys Napa Valley Montessori’s child-centered approach and likes how the children are given practical life materials to discover, learn, and help them become independent.