Patty Acunto is currently the assistant teacher in our Lower Elementary classroom. Patty is a graduate of Regis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and also holds an Associate’s Degree from Marymount University. She received her AMS 3-6 Primary Montessori certification from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado. Patty started her Montessori career at Montessori Peaks Academy in Colorado. After 10 years in Colorado, she moved to New York where she taught at Albany Montessori Education Center. At AMEC she was the director and Children’s House teacher for four years. Patty was the Co-Founder and lead Children’s House teacher at Castle Island Bilingual Montessori School in Albany, NY for two years. Patty came to Malta Montessori in 2014 as a Children’s House head teacher. In the spring of 2023, Patty retired from being a lead teacher and moved into the supporting role of assistant teacher to remain part of our Malta Montessori community. Patty and her husband live in Troy with their cat, Reggie.