Faculty & Staff

Each of our Montessori-trained guides has studied both Montessori philosophy and curriculum. All lead Nido (Infant), Toddler, Primary (ages 3-6), and Elementary guides are certified by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), and the Junior High guides have received specialized Adolescent training through the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association. Our guides carefully observe each child’s development in order to use teachable moments to “follow the child” with individualized learning for each child’s own pace.


Sue Hansen

Head of School

Michelle Haggerty

Director of Education

Rachel LeCroy

Communications Director

Jennifer Johnson

Administrative Coordinator

Nicole Lloyd

Administrative Assistant

Nido Lead Guides

Monee Brooks-Towns

Lead Guide in Caterpillars Room

Rachel Brown

Lead Guide in Tadpoles Room

Indira Hesny-Gomez

Lead Guide in Honeycomb Room

Toddler Lead Guides

Lorena Gomez

Lead Guide in Butterflies Room

Marissa Walthers

Lead Guide in Sunflowers Room

Martha Martinez

Lead Guide in Sprouts Room

Asia Mitchell

Lead Guide in Lilacs Room

Primary Lead Guides

Natasha Berrios

Lead Guide in Garden Room

Anne Nicoletti

Lead Guide in Terrace Room

Jennifer Wells

Lead Guide in Rosemary Room

Jeanie Fox

Lead Guide in Willow Room

Elementary Lead Guides

Lisa Doughton-Johnson

Lead Guide in Nova Seekers Room

Hannah Engelke

Lead Guide in Cosmic Voyagers Room

Nathalie Blanchard

Lead Guide in Peace Travelers Room

Junior High Lead Guides

Paul Pierre

Lead Guide in Adolescent Program

Ashley McGlathery

Lead Guide in Adolescent Program