Hello from Head of School

Greetings and welcome to our website!

Dana Gilliland MMS Head of School

Dana Gilliland
MMS Head of School

It is a privilege for me to write this letter, opening the door for you to see our school.

For nearly 40  years, our mission has been to provide a superior educational experience for primary and elementary-aged children using the Montessori method of teaching and learning. We are committed to addressing the intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth of each child entrusted to our care. At Mountaineer Montessori School, we are passionate about instilling a lifelong love of learning in every child, as well as supporting the academic, physical and emotional development that is necessary for success.

I am the parent of three children who have had the good fortune to receive a Montessori education and I have had the good fortune to get to serve hundreds of children as a Montessori teacher and director for nearly 20 years. It is with great confidence and conviction that I can say that the Montessori method works. Montessori children grow up to be extraordinary adults.

If you are a parent who is not yet a member of the Mountaineer Montessori School community, let me take this opportunity to invite you to observe a Montessori classroom in action. Come and see the beauty of our indoor and outdoor facilities, meet our experienced teachers and observe the buzz of active engagement going on in our classrooms. First-hand observation is the best way to know for sure that our school is the right match for your child and family.

We look forward to meeting you!

With warm regards,

Dana Gilliland

Head of School