Faculty and Staff

Staff cropped Photos 2016 014A 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 

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

Kristie Simmons Primary I Assistant

Kristie Simmons
Primary I Assistant

Susie Newhouse Montessori Mentor Plus Program Guide

Susie Newhouse
Montessori Mentor
Plus Program Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Gloria Lopez Elementary Assistant

Gloria Lopez
Lower Elementary II Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Faculty

Bridgett Steveson Middle School Lead Guide

Bridgett Steveson
Middle School Lead Guide

Kate Laishley Middle School Assistant

Kate Laishley
Middle School Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Specialists

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
Assistant Director

Emma Groce Middle School Math Specialist

Emma Grose
Middle School Math Specialist

Karen Kelly Plus Program Director Elementary Specialist

Karen Kelly
Plus Program Director
Elementary Specialist

Art and PE Teacher

Nancy Johnston Art and PE Specialist

 

Barrie Kaufman

Barrie Kaufman
Art Teacher

Bernard diGregorio Strings Instructor

Bernard Di Gregorio
Strings Instructor

Karen Morris Music Teacher

Karen Morris
Music Teacher

Katie McFadden Reading Specialist

Katie McFadden
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