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Faculty and Staff

Chesapeake Montessori School has more than 25 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 (toddler) or Primary Diploma (ages 2 1/2 – 6), a teacher must hold a bachelor’s degree and undergo a year of extensive training. To earn an AMI Advanced Diploma (ages 6 – 12) a teacher must hold a bachelor’s degree and undergo a year of additional study at an AMI center. To qualify as an AMI Adolescent Teacher (ages 12 – 15) a teacher must hold a bachelor’s degree and 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

Clark

Crystal Clark

YCC Assistant

Mahoney

Kate Mahoney

YCC Teacher

Richard

Jocelyn Richard

YCC Assistant

Primary Community

Brown

Madi Brown

Primary Assistant

Edwards

Paige Edwards

Primary TEACHER

Dohoney

Shandra Dohoney

Primary TEACHER

Kristen K

Kristen Keyes

Primary Assistant

Elementary Community

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Lily Dyer

Elementary Assistant

Trader

Amy Trader

Elementary Assistant

Hughes, A

Amanda Hughes

Elementary TEACHER

Wyrick

Jenny Wyrick

Elementary TEACHER

Adolescent Program Community

Cooley, C

Colin Cooley

AP Practitioner

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Tina Hamilton

AP Math Specialist

Foley

Erin Foley

AP Director

Hughes, G

Grant Hughes

AP Practitioner

Funk

Kristi Funk

AP Spanish Specialist

Educational Specialists

Dawson

Brad Dawson

Woodworking Specialist
AP Farm Support

Funk

Kristi Funk

Spanish 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

Jones

Arlene Jones

Before-School Care & substitute

Shaughnessy

Kevin Shaughnessy

After-School Care & facilities support

Administration

Dawson

Brad Dawson

Facilities Director

Caroline Duffy

Caroline Duffy

Admissions Director

Lamb

Kristina Lamb

Finance & HR Director

Murnane

Mike Murnane

Shuttle Driver

Scillieri

Emily Scillieri

Office Manager & Communications Coordinator

Wirts

Robb Wirts

Head of School