Faculty AND STAFF

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.' " // Maria Montessori

Our faculty are all highly-skilled educators, with a Montessori-certified teacher in every classroom. We are committed to the professional development of all of our teachers, staying in touch with the latest educational and child development research, while maintaining the core tenets of the Montessori philosophy. Additionally, all teachers and staff are re-certified in CPR and Basic First Aid on a yearly basis.

Staff

  Oma Harris   Head of School

Oma Harris
Head of School

   Jennifer Cullison   Director and Primary Teacher  Lipscomb Univ. - B.A. NAMC Early Childhood Credential TN Licensure (K-8)   

Jennifer Cullison
Director and Primary Teacher
Lipscomb Univ. - B.A.
NAMC Early Childhood Credential
TN Licensure (K-8)
 

 
 
  Kristen Smith    Assistant Director  Arizona State Univ. - B.A.

Kristen Smith
Assistant Director
Arizona State Univ. - B.A.

  Barbara Blackwell   Account Manager, Admission    Director  MTSU - B.S.

Barbara Blackwell
Account Manager, Admission Director
MTSU - B.S.

  Amy Wormer   Administrative Assistant

Amy Wormer
Administrative Assistant

 
  Padma Kankanamala   Float Staff  Montessori Early Childhood Credential

Padma Kankanamala
Float Staff
Montessori Early Childhood Credential

  Mica Evans   Float Staff, Aftercare   

Mica Evans
Float Staff, Aftercare
 

  Staci Webb   Float Staff, Aftercare  NAMC Infant/Toddler Credential

Staci Webb
Float Staff, Aftercare
NAMC Infant/Toddler Credential

 

FACULTY

  Spencer Ledford   Infant Teacher  Aquinas College - A.S.N.   NAMC Infant/Toddler Credential

Spencer Ledford
Infant Teacher
Aquinas College - A.S.N.  
NAMC Infant/Toddler Credential

  Erica Hernandez    Toddler II Teacher    NAMC Early Childhood Credential   MTTI - AMS Infant/Toddler Credential                                   

Erica Hernandez
Toddler II Teacher
NAMC Early Childhood Credential
MTTI - AMS Infant/Toddler Credential                                   

   Kelli Workman   Primary Teacher  MEI Early Childhood Credential                                                                     

Kelli Workman
Primary Teacher
MEI Early Childhood Credential                                    

                              

   Jessica Cassini   Primary Teacher  Univ. of Mississippi - B.S. Belmont Univ. - M. Ed. AMS Early Childhood Credential TN Licensure (K-4)

Jessica Cassini
Primary Teacher
Univ. of Mississippi - B.S.
Belmont Univ. - M. Ed.
AMS Early Childhood Credential
TN Licensure (K-4)

  Maria Hernandez   Infant Teacher    

Maria Hernandez
Infant Teacher

 

  Sandra Stevenson   Toddler II Teacher  Truckee Meadows CC- A.A.    TECTA Certification                                                                    

Sandra Stevenson
Toddler II Teacher
Truckee Meadows CC- A.A.   
TECTA Certification                                                                    

   Alethea Goodman   Primary Teacher  MTSU - B.S. NAMC Early Childhood Credential                                                 

Alethea Goodman
Primary Teacher
MTSU - B.S.
NAMC Early Childhood Credential
                                               

  Lareisa Griner    Primary Teacher

Lareisa Griner
Primary Teacher

   Hannah Waters    Toddler I Teacher    NAMC Infant/Toddler Credential                                   

 Hannah Waters
Toddler I Teacher
NAMC Infant/Toddler Credential                                   

  Jessica Munoz   Toddler II Teacher  MTTI - AMS Infant Toddler Credential NAMC Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood Credential

Jessica Munoz
Toddler II Teacher
MTTI - AMS Infant Toddler Credential
NAMC Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood Credential

  Ashley Queen    Primary Teacher    Lipscomb Univ. - B.A.   NAMC    Early Childhood Credential   TN Licensure (K-6)                                          

Ashley Queen
Primary Teacher
Lipscomb Univ. - B.A.
NAMC Early Childhood Credential
TN Licensure (K-6)                                         

   Megan Gibson   Primary Teacher  Belmont Univ. - B.S., M.A. Teaching AMS Early Childhood Credential TN Licensure (K-4) 

Megan Gibson
Primary Teacher
Belmont Univ. - B.S., M.A. Teaching
AMS Early Childhood Credential
TN Licensure (K-4) 

  Kajin Tahir    T    oddler I Teacher    MTSU - A.S.   

Kajin Tahir
Toddler I Teacher
MTSU - A.S.
 

  Jordanna Proctor    Toddler II Teacher                                                                                                                               

Jordanna Proctor
Toddler II Teacher                                                                                                                          

 

  Marziye Ghorbani   Primary Teacher  TN State Univ. - B.A.  Lipscomb Univ. - M.S.                                                             

Marziye Ghorbani
Primary Teacher
TN State Univ. - B.A.
Lipscomb Univ. - M.S.                                                         

  Elaina Reid    Primary Teacher    Georgetown College - B.A.

Elaina Reid
Primary Teacher
Georgetown College - B.A.