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Patti Davis, Head of School/ Education Director

Education: Undergraduate studies, UT and Watkins Institute of Art; Montessori Training North Carolina Center for Montessori Education, American Montessori Society credential; 22 years extensive business operations management and marketing experience  

Experience with Children: 23 years as a Montessori teacher including Ithaka Montessori School, Franklin, TN, 4 years; Abintra Montessori School, Nashville, TN, 5 years;  Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 14 years; mother of three, grandmother of four, former Montessori parent/ grandparent

 

 

 

Maria Costadini, Office Adminstrator

Education: M.A., Theology, Life Christian University; B.A., Theology, Life Christian University; A.S., major Radiologic Technology, Cypresss College

Experience: Administrator and Co-pastor of Living Faith Christian Center 16-1/2 years; owned and operated two restaurants, 7 years; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 4 years

Experience with Children: Director of Children's Ministries, 13 years; Sunday school teacher ages 2 through high school, 20 years; mother of two

 

 

 

Bunmi Anifowoshe, Lead Montessori Teacher - Primary and BAC Coordinator

Education: BSC, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; Montessori Training AMI Certification from Heritage House Montessori; Internship at Royal Masters School

Experience with Children: Bluebells Montessori School, Head Teacher, 3 years; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 9 years; mother of two

 

 

 

 

Christy George-Bell, Lead Montessori Teacher - Primary

Education: M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, MTSU; Montessori Elementary Education Certification, MEI; B.S., Biology from USA; B.A., major English, minor Chemistry, USA

Experience with Children: 10 years teaching experience from primary through high school; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 5 years; mother of two

 

 

 

Stephanie Hull, Lead Montessori Teacher - Primary

Education: B.A. in Business Management from Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC; AMS Primary Certification from North Carolina Center for Montessori Education

Experience with Children: After school teacher, 1 year, East Cooper Montessori; Assistant Toddler Teacher, 1 year, Assistant Primary Teacher, 2 years, Primary Lead Teacher, 1 year, Sundrops Montessori, Charleston, SC; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 3 years; mother of one

 

 

 

 

Heather Rice, Lead Montessori Teacher - Toddler

Education: Associate Credentials in Infant and Toddler form Columbus Montessori Teacher Education Program

Experience with Children: 2 years in the Toddler room at Pleasant View Montessori; 3 years in traditional education program ages 2 through 6; 6 years as an in-home nanny for infants to 2 years old; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN; 3 years

 

 

 

 

Ramona Smeltzer, Lead Montessori Teacher - Elementary

Education: M.S., Literacy/Special Education, Sage Graduate School; B.S., Childhood/History Education from Russell Sage College; A.A., Elementary Education Preparation, Sage Junior College; Montessori Elementary Certification, Center for Montessori Teacher Education, New Rochelle, NY

Experience with Children: Lead Teacher Lower Elementary at Malta Montessori School; Teacher Assistant, Malta Montessori School; Substitute Teacher, Forts Ferry Elementary School and Rotterdam Academy I; Literacy Tutor,  Harmony Hills Elementary School; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 7 years

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Shaun Petty, Primary Assistant

Education: Montessori Assistant Training, Jackson, TN, 2002

Experience with children: Private Nanny experience, 13 years; Classroom assistant, Ithaka Montessori School, Franklin, TN, 1 year; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 17 years

 

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Kristina Gray, Primary Assistant

Education: B.S. Middle Tennessee State University; Montessori Training

Experience with Children: Assistant Sunday School Teacher; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 12 years; mother of two former MSF students

 

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Lisa Allan, Montessori Elementary Assistant

Education: Undergraduate studies, Brigham Young University; Montessori Training - Montessori Educators International Early Childhood; MACTE credential

Experience with Children: 15 years as Cub Scout Den leader, Sunday School teacher, Nursery Leader, Music Leader, Home Pre-school coordinator, Drama Camp Leader, 4 years; Childcare Teacher, 3 years; Private Nanny, 1 year; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 13 years; mother of five children

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Segroves, Montessori Teacher - Primary

Education: American Montessori Society Primary teaching credential, Montessori Institute of North America; B.A., History and Religion, Oberlin College

Experience with Children: Primary co-teacher, Casa dei Montessori, Nashville, TN, 1 year; Assistant Primary Teacher, Casa dei Montessori, Nashville, TN, 2 years; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, first year

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Patti Verastegui, Toddler Assistant

Education: Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA), completed 16 early childhood certifications from 1994-present

Experience with children: 19 years experience teaching and caring for children ages 6 weeks- 4 years, has bilingual teaching skills, English-Spanish: Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN,  4 years; mother of four, grandparent of one

 

 

 

 

Anna Cole, Primary Assistant

Education: B.S., Psychology, Lambuth University

Experience with Children: Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, camp counselor, 17 years; childcare, Fellowship Bible Church, Franklin, TN, 1 year; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, first year

 

 

 

 

Eny Moore, Spanish Language Coordinator and Substitute Teacher

Education: Montessori Assistant training and substitute training from Montessori School of Franklin

Experience with Children: Sunday school teacher and Nursery worker, 5 years; Home school parent, 20 years; Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 5 years; mother of three

 

 

 

 

Janet Wilson, Teacher - Montessori Teacher -Toddler (part time)

Education: St, Nicholas Montessori Certification Primary; Texas Teaching Certification English/History; B.A., Education, University of Houston

Experience with Children:  28 years Montessori experience - Primary/Toddler Administrator; Part-time Toddler and Substitute Teacher, Montessori School of Franklin, Franklin, TN, 2 years; Montessori parent; mother and grandmother