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

Rebekah Dupuis

Toddlers

Rebekah

  • Bachelor of Science in English
  • Montessori toddler Experience and Montessori assistant trained

Susan Desmond

Toddlers

Susan Desmond

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

Teresa Barnett

Toddlers

Teresa

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • 4 years teaching experience/Montessori assistant trained

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
  • 23 years teaching experience

Toni Vickers

Preschool

Toni Vickers

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 3-6 students
  • 13 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 and AMS certified for Primary
  • CMTE/NY Center for Montessori Education: AMS certified

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 certified in Montessori 3-6, primary
  • 11 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
  • 10 years teaching experience

Mary Knoechel

Preschool

Mary

  • Kennesaw State University- Early Childhood Education
  • 2 years teaching experience

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
  • 14 years teaching experience

Vicky Boyd

Lower Elementary

Vicky Boyd

  • Licensed nurse
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 3-6
  • 15 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
  • 14 years teaching experience

Chelsea Truman

Lower Elementary

Chelsea Truman

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for ages 6-9
  • 10 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
  • 19 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
  • 12 years teaching experience

 

Middle School Program (grades 7-8)

Sherry Cook

Middle School

Sherry Cook

  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • 40 years teaching experience

Spanish Program

Graciela Rodriguez

Elementary and Middle School Spanish

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Native Speaker, Bachelors Degree

6 years teaching experience

 

SraAna

Ana Diaz

Preschool, Kindergarten and Toddler Spanish

  • Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Native speaker
  • Early childhood/Kindergarten Spanish immersion teacher
  • 10 years teaching experience

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
  • 18 years teaching experience

Ona Gribben

Elementary and Middle School Art, Preschool

Ona Gribben

  • Undergraduate college coursework
  • 9 years art education teaching experience, Montessori assistant trained

 

 

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Corey Milner

Physical Education Instruction

Bachelor of Science in Education, Education Specialist and Administration Experience

More than 20 years teaching experience, variety of ages, public and private education

 

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 11 years experience in administration

Melanie Morrison

Assistant to the Head of School/New Family Liaison

Melanie Morrison

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

Shiela Jones

Office Manager

Shiela Jones

  • 16 years experience in office management

Theresa Fox

Business Manager

Theresa Fox

  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • 10 years accounting experience