Faculty and Staff

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A high quality education for your child starts with highly qualified teachers in the classroom.  At Mountaineer Montessori, you’ll find 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.  Our teachers have received specialized training in Positive Discipline and our faculty includes certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators.

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 

Jennifer Carriger Co-Director Learning Specialist

Jennifer Carriger
Director

Julie Margolis Co-Director

Julie Margolis
Administrator

Beth George Administrative Assistant Computer Teacher

Beth George
Assistant Director
Computer Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Primary Faculty

Kathryn Rhoads Primary Lead Guide

Kathryn Rhoads
Primary I Lead Guide

Samantha Van Den Berghe Primary Lead Guide

Samantha Van Den Berghe
Primary II Lead Guide

Michelle Scarbrough Primary II Assistant

Michelle Scarbrough
Primary II Assistant

Kristyn Anderson
Primary I Assistant

Susie Newhouse Montessori Mentor Plus Program Guide

Susie Newhouse
Montessori Mentor
Plus Program Guide

Dawn Racer- Parsons Permanent Subtitute Plus Assistant

Dawn Racer- Parsons
Permanent Substitute
Plus Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elementary Faculty 

Becca Moore Elementary Lead Guide

Becca Moore
Lower Elementary II Lead Guide

Tara Fought Lower Elementary Lead Guide

Tara Fought
Lower Elementary I
Lead Guide

Julianna Phillips Upper Elementary Lead Guide

Juli Taylor
Co-Lead Guide Upper Elementary

Jason Winesburg Upper Elementary Lead Guide

Jason Winesburg
Co-Lead Guide Upper Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Johnston Elementary Specialist

Nancy Johnston
Lower Elementary I Assistant

Alasha Al-Quadwah
Lower Elementary II Assistant

Kristie Simmons
Elementary Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Middle School Faculty

Bridgett Steveson Middle School Lead Guide

Bridgett Steveson
Middle School Lead Guide

Julie Margolis
Administrator/Middle School Math and PE

Emily Capece Middle School Creative Expression Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Faculty Specialists

Colleen Anderson
Creative Writing Specialist

Stan Bumgardner
History Specialist

Bernard di Gregorio
Strings Teacher

Beth George Administrative Assistant Computer Teacher

Beth George
Computer Teacher
Assistant Director

Lindy Hoeft Reading Specialist

Nancy Johnston
Art and Physical Education Specialist

Barrie Kaufman
Art Teacher Emeritus

Karen Kelly Plus Program Director Elementary Specialist

Karen Kelly
Plus Program Director
Science/STEM Specialist

Maria Leon Kersher
Foreign Language Specialist/Plus Program Assistant

Sky Kershner
Communication/Peace Curriculum Specialist

Karen Morris
Music Teacher

Darlene Spangler
Reading Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus Program Faculty

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

Tysean Lynch Plus Assistant

Tysean Lynch
Plus Assistant

Dawn Racer- Parsons Permanent Subtitute Plus Assistant

Dawn Racer- Parsons
Permanent Substitute
Plus Assistant