Maria Eva Chaffin is originally from Venezuela. Now in process of completing her Doctoral in Organizational Leadership, she holds a Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education from Nova Southeastern University, a Master’s Degree in Business Education from Universidad Jose Maria Vargas (Caracas, Venezuela), a Bachelor’s in Special Education from Universidad Jose Maria Vargas as well as a Montessori Teacher Certification in Early Childhood (AMS). She has over 18 years of teaching experience, including numerous workshops & college-level courses. She has been in the Montessori field for over seven years and currently works at NewGate School as a Montessori Primary Teacher. It is her great passion to work with children with special needs (behavioral challenges, on the spectrum, learning difficulties, etc.) and she wants to give them every opportunity to try to make it.