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Faculty and Staff

Chesapeake Montessori School has more than 30 full and part-time staff, including faculty, classroom assistants, specialists, and administrative staff.

All Montessori teachers at CMS have been trained at an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) training center. In order to earn the AMI Assistant to Infancy (ages 0-3), Primary Diploma (ages 2 ½ – 6), or Elementary Diploma (ages 6-12), a teacher must undergo a year or more of extensive training at an AMI training center, including observations and student teaching. To qualify as an AMI Adolescent Teacher (ages 12 – 15), a teacher must complete the Orientation to Adolescence training session. Most of our Montessori teachers also hold master’s degrees.

Equally important to the richness and quality of our staff is the ongoing professional development encouraged at CMS. This includes workshops, refresher courses, introduction to current education and social thought, and review of Montessori theory and practice through our regular staff meetings. Staff development is supported by administration and the Board of Trustees.

Young Children’s Community Faculty & Staff

 

Mahoney

Kate Mahoney

YCC Teacher | Poplar classroom

Richard

Jocelyn Richard

YCC Teacher | Willow Classroom

Clark

Crystal Clark

YCC Support

Evans

Ashley Evans

YCC Assistant | Poplar Classroom

Trader

Amy Trader

YCC Assistant | Willow Classroom

Primary Community Faculty & Staff

Dohoney

Shandra Dohoney

Primary Teacher | Maple Classroom

Edwards

Paige Edwards

Primary Teacher | Magnolia Classroom

Brown

Madi Brown

Primary Assistant | Maple Classroom

Keyes

Kristen Keyes

Primary Assistant | Magnolia Classroom

Elementary Community Faculty & Staff

Hughes, A

Amanda Hughes

Elementary Teacher | Egret Classroom

Wyrick

Jenny Wyrick

Elementary Teacher | Bald Eagle Classroom

Dyer

Lily Dyer

Elementary Assistant | Egret Classroom

Spriggs

Jordyn Spriggs

Elementary Assistant | Bald Eagle Classroom

Adolescent Program Faculty & Staff

Foley

Erin Foley

AP Program Director

Cooley, C

Colin Cooley

AP Teacher

Hughes, G

Grant Hughes

AP Teacher

Conlin

Stacey Conlin

AP Math Specialist

Funk

Kristi Funk

AP Spanish Specialist

Educational Specialists

Dawson

Brad Dawson

Woodworking Specialist

Cooley, M

Meredith Cooley

Literacy Specialist

Peyton

Teddy Peyton

Movement Specialist & After-School Enrichment

support staff

Canterbury

Mi-Mi Canterbury

After-School Care & Primary Support

Cooke

Kathleen Cooke

Before-School Care & Substitute

Jones

Arlene Jones

Before-School Care & Substitute

Trader, K

Karis Trader

After-School Care

Shaughnessy

Kevin Shaughnessy

Facilities Support

Administration

Dawson

Brad Dawson

Facilities Director

Duffy

Caroline Duffy

Admissions Director

Lamb

Kristina Lamb

Finance & HR Director

Murnane

Mike Murnane

Shuttle Driver

Scillieri

Emily Scillieri

Communications Director

Wirts

Robb Wirts

Head of School