Grace and Courtesy in a Montessori Classroom

By Annie Green, Primary Teacher

There are many pieces of a Montessori environment that set it apart from your typical classroom. From the way the children independently work at woven rugs and wooden tables, to the way the teacher gives lessons to only a few children at a time, there are multiple things an observer would notice as unusual when comparing it to other types of schools.

Teacher Spotlight – Sabine Howe

What drew you to becoming a teacher at MCS? I love the opportunity to work in such a loving and caring environment. Also, after teaching High school for 15 years, it was a nice, new challenge to work with younger children.

Teacher Spotlight – Jeff Kishpaugh

What drew you to becoming a Montessori teacher? I was working in a charter school which had a lot of great things going for it, but I was not satisfied. I thought, “There have to be better ways to do education.”

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Teacher Spotlight – Benni Blount

What drew you to becoming a Montessori teacher? I love being a guide to child-led learning. Children can do so much when they are given the opportunity to show you.

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Teacher Spotlight – Rochelle Hayes

What drew you to becoming a Montessori teacher? I wanted to be a Montessori teacher from a very young age. I attended a Montessori school as a child and it was so much fun to be a part of that community. I loved the beauty and order of the classroom.

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Alumni Update – Joe Puccio

Recently, Joe Puccio, 2008 graduate of our adolescent program wrote to us recently to reflect on his accomplishments and years at MCS. Quite impressive and so great to hear from him!

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Teacher Spotlight – Lisa Anderson

What drew you to becoming a Montessori teacher? When I was in college I was asked to choose an area of specialty by my advisor.  At the time I was the nanny for two boys who were attending a Montessori school, so I began to explore this methodology.  After observing in a Primary classroom, I never looked back!