Meet Our Teachers

All of our head teachers hold their Montessori certification. They are carefully chosen for their educational background, experience, and ability to foster positive communication skills in young children.  The most important aspect of the Montessori training is observation and record keeping, in order to determine each child's specific needs and learning styles.  In addition to our regular staff, we have specialists teach workshops throughout the year included experts in: Spanish Art, Music, Science, Storytelling and more.

Teachers at our school are specially trained to direct each child’s interests and needs. Trained to recognize periods of readiness, the teacher observes and documents each child’s progress. When a child has mastered a subject, it is the teacher who guides the child toward the materials, which will encourage the development of advanced or new skills. As a result, the children grow as their interests lead then to greater challenges.

 
 
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Gail bannon


What makes you joyful? "I love the arts, and integrating art and literacy into the montessori classroom, and teaching the kindergarten art program keeps my creativity alive. I enjoy designing classroom environments that enrich, educate, and instill a love of learning and wonder at a young age. Having my family around my table, going on a long bike ride, walking the beach, and reading next to my miniature schnauzer Max makes me very happy!"
 

 
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Gayle Sicco

What inspires you in the classroom? "Everyday is a new day, it is the opportunity to learn something new, to encourage the love of learning and to light a fire within. I love watching the children as they become the elders of the classroom, by sharing and teaching the younger children, they are learning to care about others and how they can make a difference in someone else’s life. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi"

 
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linda tirrell 

What do you love about being a teacher? "I love introducing new wonders to children while guiding them in their exploration of the world around them.  I love being invited into a child's world and witnessing the thrill of his or her discovery.  I admire the glowing spirit within each child."
 

 

Cindy Hudson

What makes you joyful? "Moments that bring me joy outside of the school setting are watching my children pursue their passions, the anticipation of game day and watching the Patriots, the sound of thunder and rain, soup on a cold day (any day is really a good day), coming home to my cats waiting in the yard and my energetic four year old “puppy” greeting me at the door."