Meet our Faculty

Toddler Program (ages 18 mos – 3 yrs)

Cindy ‘C’ Richmond

Toddlers

Cindy Richmond

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Masters in Deaf Education
  • NCME (National Center for Montessori Education
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) Toddler and Preschool certification
  • 20 years teaching experience

Susan Desmond

Toddlers

Susan Desmond

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and English
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) Infant and Toddler certification
  • 4 years teaching experience

Rebekah Dupuis

Toddlers

Rebekah

  • Bachelor of Science in English
  • Montessori Experience

Primary Program (ages 3-6 yrs)

Cindi Stehr

Preschool & Founder

Cindi Stehr

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology
  • NCME (National Center for Montessori Education)
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 3-6 students
  • 22 years teaching experience

Toni Vickers

Preschool

Toni Vickers

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 3-6 students
  • 12 years teaching experience

Ona Gribben

Elementary and Middle School Art, Preschool

Ona Gribben

  • Undergraduate college coursework
  • 9 years art education teaching experience

Roopa Iyer

Preschool

Roopa Iyer

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Montessori Assistant Trained
  • CMTE/NY Center for Montessori Education: AMS intern for primary

Stephanie Pope

Preschool

Stephanie Pope

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Montessori Assistant Trained

Mary Jo White

Preschool

Mary Jo White

  • Bachelors and Masters in Education
  • IMC (International Montessori Council) certification for ages 3-6 students
  • MACTE intern
  • 10 years teaching experience

Christi Franks

Preschool

Christi Franks

  • Undergraduate college coursework
  • 2 years teaching experience
  • Montessori Assistant Trained

Shellie Scott

Preschool

Shellie Scott

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 3-6 students
  • 9 years teaching experience

Mary Knoechel

Preschool

Mary

  • Kennesaw State University- Early Childhood Education

Lower Elementary Program (ages 6-9)

Carol Reddington

Lower Elementary

Carol Reddington

  • Bachelor of Science in Math
  • NCME (National Center for Montessori Education) certification for ages 6-9
  • 13 years teaching experience

Vicky Boyd

Lower Elementary

Vicky Boyd

  • Licensed nurse
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 3-6
  • 14 years teaching experience

Dama Nichols

Lower Elementary

Dama Nichols

  • Masters in Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 6-9
  • 13 years teaching experience

Chelsea Truman

Lower Elementary

Chelsea Truman

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 6-9
  • 9 years teaching experience

Upper Elementary Program (ages 9-12)

Brent Payne

Upper Elementary

Brent Payne

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 6-9
  • 18 years teaching experience

Janet Lewis

Upper Elementary

Janet Lewis

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • CMTE/NY (Center for Montessori Teacher Education, New York)
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 9-12
  • 11 years teaching experience

Jessica George

Upper Elementary

Jessica George

  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Montessori Assistant Trained

Middle School Program (grades 7-8)

Sherry Cook

Middle School

Sherry Cook

  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • 39 years teaching experience

Spanish Program

Amber Ridling

Elementary and Middle School Spanish

Amber Ridling

  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education
  • 7 years teaching experience

Ana Diaz

Preschool, Kindergarten and Toddler Spanish

Ana Diaz

  • Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Native speaker
  • Early childhood/Kindergarten Spanish immersion teacher

Art, Music & PE

Derek Kluz

Director of Music Education, PS-Middle School

Derek Kluz

  • Bachelor of Music Education and Music Arts
  • Masters coursework in Conducting
  • AMS seminar
  • 17 years teaching experience

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Ona Gribben

Elementary and Middle School Art, Preschool

Ona Gribben

  • Undergraduate college coursework
  • 9 years art education teaching experience

Stephanie Kibler

Physical Education

Stephanie

  • Masters in Education

Katlyn Jackson

Afterschool Programming, K-8

Katlyn Jackson

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Psychology (Graduation date is May 2015)
  • Previous Montessori experience

Administration

Michele Wilensky

Head of School

Michele

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Masters in Education
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 6-9 students
  • 11 years teaching experience and 10 years experience in administration

Melanie Morrison

Assistant to the Head of School

Melanie Morrison

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for infants through age 3
  • 15 years teaching experience and 2 years experience in administration

Shiela Jones

Office Manager

Shiela Jones

  • 15 years experience in office management

Theresa Fox

Business Manager

Theresa Fox

  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • 10 years accounting experience