Principal, Tubman Montessori
Joined the Team in 2011
Mariko Kawate is the Principal of Tubman Montessori. Mariko joined the founding staff at Harriet Tubman Charter School in 2011. Since then, Mariko has held numerous teaching and leadership roles at Harriet Tubman. Mariko has taught and been team leader of the K-1-2 team, taught 3rd-grade math and served as the 3-4 team leader, served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for K-1-2 grades, and been Assistant Principal. As team leader on the K-1-2 team, she founded and led the expansion of the Montessori program in the school’s K-1-2 grades, including overseeing the move to a brand new campus in 2019. Mariko received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, and her master’s degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2015. She completed her student teaching at a Title I school in Warsaw, Indiana, and an international school in Tokyo, Japan.