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.


Michelle Carter

Director of Operations

Rachel LeCroy

Director of Communications and Student Affairs

Michelle Haggerty

Education Coordinator

Monee Brooks-Towns

Early Education Coordinator

Jennifer Demer

Events Coordinator

Nido Lead Guides

Renata Dickerson

Lead Guide in Caterpillars Room

Jennifer Ray

Lead Guide in Tadpoles 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

Afshan Suleman

Lead Guide in Willow Room

Elementary Lead Guides

Lisa Doughton-Johnson

Lead Guide in Nova Seekers Room

Nathalie Blanchard

Lead Guide in Peace Travelers Room