Sunflower Classroom

Tobie Garcia
(Miss Tobie)

Lorri Garrett
(Ms. Lorri)

Ms. Tobie is a second generation Montessori teacher, who also attended a public Montessori school in Louisville, Kentucky where she grew up. Ms. Tobie received her BA in Human Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. She holds a primary diploma from The Montessori Institute of Advanced Studies (AMS) and an elementary diploma with Montessori Northwest (AMI). Ms. Tobie has been with UMCS since 2019, and is excited to continue to bring cosmic education to the children of Oakland. 


Ms. Lorri is excited to be back in Sunflower for her 2nd year at UMCS. She taught science, cooking, and nutrition in Alameda Unified School District Gardens for 13 years. She is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona and has a BA from Arizona State University.

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