Faculty & Staff Directory
Our entire staff focuses on your child as a person. Montessori teachers are facilitators, mentors, and coaches who nurture a student’s potential and encourage him or her to explore, investigate, and discover. We are proud to have some of the region’s top educators guiding our students through their journey toward a lifelong love of learning. Our teachers are highly qualified, fully credentialed, and dedicated to the success of each individual student.
Texas A&M University
Certified School Psychologist, Pennsylvania
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Elaine always wanted to work with children, and her role at Gladwyne Montessori allows her to work with children from 1 year old-through their middle school years while also providing the opportunity to get to know their parents. Elaine's goal is helping families as they navigate the travails of parenting. Elaine enjoys hiking (especially in the U.S. National Parks), reading, traveling domestically and internationally, yoga/gym, spending time with family and friends, working on the NY Times Sunday magazine crossword puzzle (and persisting until she completes it!)
Tina met Libby Herron at a church coffee where Tina learned that Libby was in need of an assistant. Tina, who desired to come to Gladwyne Montessori, interviewed and has been here ever since. Tina enjoys reading, knitting, tennis, cooking and going to the beach.
M.A. in Elementary Education, Widener University
Reading Specialist Certification, Widener University
Doctorate in Reading and Language Arts, Widener University
Dr. Rose came to Gladwyne Montessori in October 2015. She had retired from a 32 year career in public education - 10 years as a classroom teacher and 22 years as a literacy specialist. She has also taught at a number of universities and has been a national speaker in the area of literacy. After a brief hiatus, Dr. Rose wanted to work with children again which is her greatest passion. Dr. Rose has a love of animals and, besides having four dogs of her own, she volunteers at the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals in Radnor.
Bella joined the Gladwyne Montessori family because she believed in its encouraging and open environment that truly fosters the importance of children's education and wellbeing. In her free time, Bella enjoys practicing yoga, socializing with friends, traveling, and spending time at the Jersey Shore!
Elementary Teaching Certification
Maggie began her teaching career teaching third grade in Philadelphia and after two years, decided she wanted to work with younger kids. When she left her elementary job, she nannied for a family in the Gladwyne Montessori community. Nannying gave her a better feel for the early childhood age group. The following year, a position opened in Stepping Stones and she has been here ever since.
Tully aspired to become a teacher ever since his life changing school experience in high school. He discovered that learning and fun are not separate, but complementary. Since his epiphany, he has studied education and taught all over the world and in various parts of the United States. Tully enjoys being active and spending time outside. Some of his hobbies include Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, rock climbing, hiking/camping, rafting, reading, and movie watching.
M.Ed. In Reading, Cabrini College
AMS Certification, Chestnut Hill College
After her two sons were students at Gladwyne Montessori, Libby became interested in the Montessori philosophy of education and subsequently completed her Montessori training at Chestnut Hill College. Prior to joining Gladwyne Montessori's faculty, she was a lead Montessori teacher at the Armenian Sisters Academy in Radnor, PA for 8 years. For fun, Libby enjoys cooking and gardening.
Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania
Gina came to Gladwyne Montessori as a result of her strong desire to help such a warm community. When Gina isn't in her office, she likes to exercise, practice yoga, and spends time offering cancer support to newly diagnosed patients.