Faculty and Staff

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 A quality education for your child starts with qualified teachers in the classroom.  At Mountaineer Montessori, you’ll find highly-experienced and dedicated faculty and staff who are passionate about education and committed to nurturing your child’s unique potential.  All MMS faculty train at AMS or AMI certified programs (see below) and bring more than 250 combined years of professional education experience — 200+  in authentic Montessori classrooms — to MMS.

You can learn more about their impressive training and credentials here.

 

Meet our faculty (please see the biography section for each department for complete descriptions of each faculty member’s experience and education.)

Administrative Staff and Bios

Dana Gilliland MMS Head of School

Dana Gilliland
Head of School

Julie Margolis Co-Director

Julie Margolis
Administrator

Beth George Administrative Assistant Computer Teacher

Beth George
Administrative Assistant
Computer Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Faculty and Bios

Kathryn Rhoads Primary Lead Guide

Kathryn Rhoads
Primary Lead Guide

Samantha Van Den Berghe Primary Lead Guide

Gloria Lopez Primary Assistant

Gloria Lopez
Primary Assistant

Julianna Phillips Primary Assistant

Julianna Phillips
Primary Assistant

Susie Newhouse Primary Montessori Mentor

Susie Newhouse
Primary Montessori Mentor Plus Program Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary Faculty and Bios

David Pushkin Lead Elementary Guide

David Pushkin
Elementary Lead Guide

Amanda Cox Elementary Guide

Amanda Cox
Elementary Guide

Becca Moore Elementary Lead Guide

Becca Moore
Elementary Lead Guide

Jason Winesburg Upper Elementary Lead Guide

Jason Winesburg
Upper Elementary Lead Guide

Nancy Johnston Elementary Specialist

Nancy Johnston
Elementary Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Faculty and Bios

Suzanne Sanders Middle School Lead Guide
Suzanne Sanders
Middle School Lead Guide
Rachel Scarpelli Elementary Assistant
Rachel Scarpelli
Middle School Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Specialists and Bios

Jennifer Carriger Learning Specialist

Jennifer Carriger
Learning Specialist

Darlene Spangler

Darlene Spangler
Elementary Specialist

Maria León Kershner Foreign Language Specialist

Maria León Kershner
Foreign Language Specialist

Art and PE Teacher

Nancy Johnston
Art and PE Specialist

Barrie Kaufman

Barrie Kaufman
Art Teacher

Bernard diGregorio Strings Instructor

Bernard diGregorio
Strings Instructor

Karen Morris Music Teacher

Karen Morris
Music Teacher

Beth George Administrative Assistant Computer Teacher

Beth George
Computer Teacher
Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus Program Faculty and Bios

Karen Kelly Plus Program Director

Karen Kelly
Plus Program Director

Maria León Kershner Foreign Language Specialist

Maria León Kershner
Foreign Language Specialist
Plus Program Assistant

Susie Newhouse Plus Program Guide

Susie Newhouse
Plus Program Guide

Michelle Scarbrough Plus Program Assistant

Michelle Scarbrough
Plus Program Assistant