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.
In the 90s, Jimmy was asked by a parent he was working for at the time to help out at the school for a few days. Because of the inviting environment, the friendly parents, and smiling children, those few days never ended. Jimmy used to play soccer, but was no good. Now, he golfs - and still is no good.
B.S. in Education, West Chester University
Sinead was first introduced to Gladwyne Montessori as a child, where she would spend time observing her parents work. She began her career at Gladwyne Montessori as a camp counselor in 2006, and later took on additional roles as substitute teacher, assistant to development, and upper elementary intern. In her free time, Sinead enjoys traveling, crafting, Irish dancing, and playing with her dogs.
B.A. in Fine Arts, Cabrini College
Maria has over twenty years' experience in Montessori education. She came to Gladwyne in 2006, after having taught Kindergarten art at Greene Towne Montessori for twelve years. She started here as a primary assistant, and then taught K-8 art. Maria is an 80's music enthusiast, loves karaoke, healthy cooking. She is also passionate about photography and art.
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Having worked at Gladwyne Montessori as a summer camp counselor, Sue knew it was a school with which she would be fortunate to be professionally associated. Sue loves reading, walking, swimming, yoga, and teaching Montessori based "Godly Play" at church school.
Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education Certifications
American Montessori Society 6-9 Certification, Princeton Center for Montessori Teacher Education
After assisting with Gladwyne Montessori's Young Explorers Camp during college, Kristen decided to pursue education as a career. Her experience at our camp also helped her find her love for working with children and the Montessori method of teaching. After graduation, she gained experience in both primary and elementary classrooms at Gladwyne Montessori. In her free time, Kristen likes to play volleyball and practice yoga.
M.Ed., Penn State, World Campus
M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Holy Family University
Susie started at Gladwyne Montessori in 2007 teaching music to the primary and lower elementary students. She is also a Gladwyne Montessori parent. Susie likes to read, take walks and go on bike rides, watch movies, try different kinds of foods, and spend time with family and friends.
Teaching Assistant Training, Chestnut Hill College
In 2000, while helping her parents with their restaurant as she tried to figure out her career path, Anna met a sweet lady at a party hosted at her parent's restaurant who introduced Anna to Montessori. From there, Anna reached out to Gladwyne Montessori where she began as a substitute. Substituting turned into working with La Casa and Stepping Stones. Anna likes to spend her free time with her daughters and husband. They love outdoor activities: swimming, biking, hiking, and kayaking. Her favorite activity is Sunday Funday which usually entails finding a new restaurant to dine in. In her alone "free time," Anna loves going to Pure Barre classes. "It's so much fun and such a great workout."
M.S. in Library Science, Clarion University
Indre started her career as a hand bookbinder and worked in art conservation and collections management for libraries and museums. When she took her first job in a school library ,helping to facilitate positive learning experiences for young people, it was clear that she had arrived in a place that felt like home. The Montessori pedagogy aligns with Indre's belief in teaching the whole child and never underestimating young people. In her free time, Indre enjoys spending time with her family, reading, swimming, yoga, walking in the Wissahickon, and visiting her public library.
M.A. in Organization Development & Leadership, Saint Joseph's University
Molly is a life-long learner and is passionate about advancing education through philanthropy. She came to Gladwyne Montessori after a decade of fundraising in higher education because she values the importance of a strong educational foundation and is convinced that the Gladwyne Montessori educational experience is second to none. In her free time, Molly enjoys experimenting with photography, visiting wineries with her husband, Tom, and cooking with her young sons, Tommy and Jonathan.