Alba Lopez – Toddler Bluebirds Lead Guide
Alba Elisa Nichols-Lopez was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. At the age of 5, her family moved to Arizona.
Alba joined Mis Manos Montessori School in 2013. She has an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and also holds two other diplomas; one in medical assisting and another in phlebotomy. Alba worked at St. Mary’s Hospital, where she took care of patients and also worked in the laboratory. Soon after, she was offered an opportunity to work with special needs children. This changed Alba’s life and it was a determining factor in her pursuing an Associate in Early Childhood Education. After receiving here ECE degree, Alba continued working with special needs children and concurrently worked part-time in a Montessori school in Tucson. As her interest in the Montessori method grew, she pursued her passion by earning her International Montessori Teaching certificate through NAMC (Canada), in 2017. Alba continues to update her knowledge and teaching methods through various Montessori continuing education courses. She hopes to complete her Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) training through the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies in Mesa, Arizona in 2023.
Alba has four beautiful children. Anthony, her twins girls; Lesay and Andrea, and the youngest Elizabeth. When Alba is not at work, she enjoys going out with her wonderful family to the movies or to a nice restaurant. Spending time with her family is important to her. Alba likes to paint and read books.