Cammy discovered Montessori education shortly after graduating from college and was instantly hooked! For 14 years she taught Lower Elementary, mostly in and around Washington, D.C. When she and her family prepared to move to the Greater Philadelphia area, she visited several Montessori schools looking to find the right fit for her and her daughters. While visiting Gladwyne, she was struck by the beauty of facilities, the warmth of the staff, and the authenticity of the Montessori program. She had found what she was looking for! In her free time, Cammy enjoys gardening, yoga, and handwork of all varieties.
Audra has been a credentialed Montessori teacher since 2003, serving at three different independent and charter schools. She first discovered the Montessori Method in Park City, Utah, where she taught early childhood. After returning to Pennsylvania with her husband and first child, she sought a school that was accredited by the American Montessori Society. With its rich history and strong Montessori values, she knew immediately that Gladwyne was the perfect community for her and her young family. Since then, Audra’s three children have attended Gladwyne through the elementary years. From 2016 - 2019, Audra also served as Director of Admissions for Gladwyne Montessori. She then returned to training and received her lower elementary credential from the American Montessori Society. In her free time, Audra enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, camping, baking, browsing antique shops, spending time with her family and pets and a good science fiction film!
Donna was first introduced to Gladwyne Montessori as a parent. All four of her children attended the school over the span of 14 years. Donna began working at Gladwyne Montessori in 2008 and has served in the Primary, Toddler, and La Casa programs. In addition to these years of experience, Donna completed an assistant training program in the summer of 2018 at the Princeton Montessori Training Center. When Donna is not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach in Margate, New Jersey for the summer, traveling, cooking, reading, and sports.
After having worked in the corporate world specifically in customer relations and banking roles, Raj decided it was time for a career change. She was always interested in shaping young people's lives and having previously volunteered her time in a Montessori school in Boston several years ago, she decided it was time to make that career change. Raj found herself fitting into Gladwyne Montessori's culture and its ethical work environment extremely well. The focus on enriching the student's lives with all the necessary foundational skills was exactly what she was looking for in a rewarding career. She looks forward to many more years of being a part of the students' lives and contributing to their development and well being. In her free time, you can find Raj relaxing at home listening to music, reading, cooking up new recipes, baking, painting, etc. She loves to spend time traveling with her family exploring new places, sights, and cultures. She also enjoys practicing yoga and meditation.
Andrew has always loved to learn and help others learn, too. When he and his wife first visited Gladwyne Montessori School, they saw this same passion for learning and helping others learn permeating the school; it felt like home. They have enjoyed seeing their children, Marley and Xavier, develop, create, socialize and get excited about school and the learning process. Andrew has been teaching yoga for almost a decade, and teaching science for several years. No matter the subject, he believes all learning follows a similar process: within loving structure and collaboratively created boundaries, freedom and independence allow us to find our unique voice, self-expression, creative power, and joy in process. In his free time, Andrew enjoys hiking, camping, dancing, singing, biking, playing sports, reading, and writing. He also enjoys simply being: getting absorbed in nature while taking in the sights and sounds, practicing yoga and meditation, being with his wife, kids, family and friends. It is a joy to be and to do. What a life to explore!