Faculty and Staff

Chesapeake Montessori School has over 30 full and part-time faculty and staff, including teachers, classroom assistants, 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

Jenny Wyrick

Jenny Wyrick

YCC Teacher

Kate Mahoney

Kate Mahoney

YCC Teacher

Amy Trader

Amy Trader

YCC Assistant

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Jocelyn Richard

YCC Assistant

Primary Community

Michelle Washington

Michelle Washington

Primary Teacher

Paige Edwards

Paige Edwards

Primary Teacher

Shandra Dohoney

Shandra Dohoney

Primary Teacher

Ena Krais

Enas Khrais

Primary Assistant

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Ms. Elabi

Primary Assistant

Elementary Community

Echo-Salisbury

Echo Salisbury

Lower Elementary Teacher

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Amanda Hughes

Upper Elementary Teacher

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Lily Dyer

Elementary Assistant

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Hannah Fink

Elementary Assistant

Adolescent Program

Erin Foley

Erin Foley

Adolescent Program Director

Meg Fink

Meg Fink

AP Practitioner

Colin Cooley

Colin Cooley

AP Practitioner

Educational Specialists

Meredith Cooley

Meredith Cooley

Literacy Specialist
AP Math Teacher

Marie Depres Weeks

Marie Després Weeks

French Specialist
All Levels

Teddy Peyton

Teddy Peyton

Movement Specialist
After-School Enrichment

Before and After-School Care

Cindi Yonts

Cindi Yonts

Before-School Care

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Arlene Jones

Before-School Care

Administration

Robb Wirts

Robb Wirts

Head of School

Emily Scillieri

Emily Scillieri

Receptionist

Caroline Duffy

Caroline Duffy

Admissions Director

Kristina Lamb

Kristina Lamb

Finance & HR Director

Stacey DeChant

Stacey DeChant

Advancement Director

Jenna Hornick

Jenna Porzillo

Operations Director

Brad Dawson

Brad Dawson

Facilities Director

Mike Murnane

Mike Murnane

Shuttle Driver