Faculty and Staff

20150407_140012A 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 affiliated 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 specialized 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

Jennifer Carriger Co-Director Learning Specialist

Jennifer Carriger
Co-Director

Suzanne Sanders Lead Elementary Guide

Suzanne Sanders
Co-Director

Julie Margolis Co-Director

Julie Margolis
Administrator

Beth George Administrative Assistant Computer Teacher

Beth George
Administrative Assistant
Computer Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Faculty and Bios

Rachel Scarpelli Primary Lead Guide

Rachel Scarpelli
Primary Lead Guide

Samantha Van Den Berghe Primary Lead Guide

Samantha Van Den Berghe-Lynch
Primary Lead Guide

Michelle Scarbrough Primary Assistant

Michelle Scarbrough
Primary Assistant

Kristie Simmons Primary Assistant

Kristie Simmons
Primary Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary Faculty and Bios

Becca Moore Elementary Lead Guide

Becca Moore
Lower Elementary Lead Guide

Tara Fought Lower Elementary Lead Guide

Tara Fought
Lower Elementary Lead Guide

Julianna Phillips Upper Elementary Lead Guide

Julianna Phillips
Upper Elementary Co-Teacher

Jason Winesburg Upper Elementary Lead Guide

Jason Winesburg
Upper Elementary Co-Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Johnston Elementary Specialist

Nancy Johnston
Lower Elementary Assistant

Gloria Lopez Elementary Assistant

Gloria Lopez
Lower Elementary Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Faculty and Bios

Bridgette Steveson Middle School Lead Guide

Bridgett Steveson
Middle School Lead Guide

Dina Hornbaker Middle School Assistant

Dina Hornbaker
Middle School Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Specialists and Bios

Kathryn Rhoads Montessori Mentor Learning Specialist

Kathryn Rhoads
Learning Support Specialist/ Montessori Mentor

Darlene Spangler Learning Support Specialist

Darlene Spangler
Learning Support Specialist

Maria León Kershner Foreign Language Specialist

Maria León Kershner
Foreign Language Specialist

Beth George Administrative Assistant Computer Teacher

Beth George
Computer Teacher
Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus Program Faculty and Bios

Karen Kelly Plus Program Director

Karen Kelly
Plus Program Director

Susie Newhouse Plus Program Guide

Susie Newhouse
Plus Program Guide

Maria León Kershner Foreign Language Specialist

Maria León Kershner
Foreign Language Specialist
Plus Program Assistant

Dina Hornbaker Middle School Assistant Plus Program Assistant

Dina Hornbaker
Middle School Assistant
Plus Program Assistant