Dawn DeVries
Level ii A



Dawn Morgan DeVries is a Level 2A Associate at the Ponce City Market Campus. Before joining the Suzuki School in the fall of 2016, Dawn worked in the Education Department at the Southern Union of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Peachtree Corners. Previously DeVries worked for 27 years as a Travel NICU Registered Respiratory Therapist, both internationally and in the USA. Ms. DeVries passionately believes that nurturing young children has always been her calling and her passion!


Dawn enjoys working with children because she learns from each child every day, and she knows it helps her to be a better person & teacher. She was attracted to the Suzuki School because of the Montessori Curriculum because it respects and nurtures each child. Ms. DeVries was first exposed to Montessori when she was an assistant teacher at her children's Montessori school. Although her children are now young adults, she has very fond memories of how the Montessori approach ignited their love of learning.


Dawn is very adventuresome! Each week, Dawn and her husband choose a new place to eat so that they can blog about their experience on Yelp! Between Dawn and her husband, they have four adult children, and two grandchildren.  They both enjoy visiting their children in college and visiting the grandchildren in Tennessee.  Dawn is also an active volunteer at Battered Woman's & Children Shelters, area Food Banks and the Humane Society where she adopted her current dog.


Dawn has two Associates Degrees – one in Respiratory Therapy from Del Mar College and the other in Neonatal Care from the University of Texas in Corpus Christi. She is currently attending the Montessori Teacher Education Institute of Atlanta to become a certified AMS Infant-Toddler Montessori Teacher.