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Toddler Faculty

Michelle Donohue

Michelle Donohue

Toddler Guide

Chantou Gerdes

Chantou Gerdes

Toddler Assistant for Ms. Sarah

Beth McCarthy

Beth McCarthy

Young Toddler Guide

Doreen McLaughlin

Doreen McLaughlin

Toddler Assistant for Ms. Beth

Gigi Minkin

Gigi Minkin

Toddler Assistant for Ms. Sarah

Manel Nagahawatte

Manel Nagahawatte

Toddler Assistant for Ms. Michelle

Sarah Nesemeier

Sarah Nesemeier

Toddler Guide

Kamila Stoeber

Kamila Stoeber

Toddler Assistant for Ms. Michelle

Brittany Tracey

Brittany Tracey

Toddler Assistant to Ms. Beth & Discovery Program Staff

Children’s House Faculty

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Children's House Assistant for Ms. Carolyn

Robin Bainbridge

Robin Bainbridge

Children's House Assistant for Ms. Vicky

Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown

Children's House Guide

Patricia Escarfuller

Patricia Escarfuller

Spanish Dual-Language Children's House Assistant for Ms. Loren

Carolyn Gregory

Carolyn Gregory

Children's House Guide

Nancy Palmquist

Nancy Palmquist

Children's House Guide

Vicky Porterfield

Vicky Porterfield

Children's House Guide

Loren Roark

Loren Roark

Spanish Dual-Language Children's House Guide

Donna Vaccacio

Donna Vaccacio

Children's House Assistant for Ms. Shannon

Sherry White

Sherry White

Children's House Assistant for Ms. Nancy

Lower Elementary Faculty

Brenna Beck

Brenna Beck

Lower Elementary Co-Guide

Cheri Gardner

Cheri Gardner

Lower Elementary Guide

Suzanne Holstein

Suzanne Holstein

Lower Elementary Co-Guide

Emily Shattuck

Emily Shattuck

Lower Elementary Assistant for Ms. Cheri

Upper Elementary Faculty

Alisa Anania

Alisa Anania

Upper Elementary Guide

Dianna Curley

Dianna Curley

Upper Elementary Assistant

Marie Weeks

Marie Weeks

Upper Elementary Guide

Middle School Faculty

George Kasnic

George Kasnic

Middle School Guide

Phillip McFarlane

Phillip McFarlane

Middle School Guide

Specialist Faculty

Jen Chaffee

Jen Chaffee

Physical Education Teacher

Dianna Curley

Dianna Curley

Computer Teacher

Michelle Feeney

Michelle Feeney

Art Teacher

Seth Kibel

Seth Kibel

Music Teacher

Kelly Marquette

Kelly Marquette

Learning Specialist

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Annie Peters

Annie Peters

Librarian

Tana Vilar

Tana Vilar

Spanish Teacher

Administration

Tamara Sheesley Balis

Tamara Sheesley Balis

Head of School

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Shari Wolf

Shari Wolf

Assistant Head of School

Margaret Jarrell

Margaret Jarrell

Director of Admissions

Amy Lamp

Amy Lamp

Director of the Business Office

Cassie Sherman-Marks

Cassie Sherman-Marks

Director of Marketing & Communications

Beth Callahan

Beth Callahan

Director of Operations

Support Staff

Phil Adams

Phil Adams

Floating Classroom Assistant

Krista DeWitt

Krista DeWitt

Assistant Director of the Business Office

Delores Jones

Delores Jones

Floating Classroom Assistant

Leigh Kohnle

Leigh Kohnle

Discovery Program Staff

Mark Martin

Mark Martin

Facilities Assistant

Valerie McDougle

Valerie McDougle

Nurse

Sheryl Post

Sheryl Post

Floating Classroom Assistant

Austin Redwood

Austin Redwood

Discovery Program Staff

Brenda Roldan

Brenda Roldan

Receptionist

Jennifer Sanchez

Jennifer Sanchez

Floating Classroom Assistant

Melanie Stanson

Melanie Stanson

Office Manager

Neil Swanson-Chrisman

Neil Swanson-Chrisman

Discovery Program Staff

James Young

James Young

Facilities Assistant

A note on titles and terminology

In Montessori classrooms, we try to use the most accurate terminology possible.  Because of this, your Montessori 3-year-old may come home one day to talk to you about shapes using words like “ovoid” and “dodecahedron.”

Just as we try to start with the right words in lessons, we use a word appropriate to how our faculty function in their titles.  Montessori faculty are rigorously trained to guide their students through new lessons and concepts, and observe  those students and help when necessary – and refrain from interfering when a student is benefiting from figuring out how to do something independently.  Montessori faculty may occasionally give group lessons, but that is the closest they ever come to lecturing, as the folks we call teachers typically do.  That is why we call our Montessori faculty guides.

You can learn more about Montessori terms through our Montessori Glossary.