“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.”
Maria Montessori

Arts & Enrichment

Art

Catherine Spence-Godin

Catherine Spence-Godin

Primary Teaching Assistant, Art Teacher
Catherine moved from her hometown of Montreal, QC to the Main Line when she was young. During this transition, adapting to the culture and learning to speak English, Catherine found the art room to be her comfort zone. She quickly developed a strong interest and passion for the arts. After studying Art Education in college, she returned to Radnor and soon after was blessed with the job of Gladwyne Montessori's Art Teacher. She was also lucky enough to start working as a primary teaching assistant. She continues to learn so much each and every day in the primary classrooms. She tries to spend most of her free time outdoors; she really enjoys hiking, exercising, camping, and traveling to see friends and family. If time allows, Catherine loves to work on her own art.

Elementary Enrichment

Tully Herr

Tully Herr

Elementary Enrichment Coordinator
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.

La Casa

Susan Jones

Susan Jones

La Casa Coordinator
The fine reputation of Gladwyne Montessori has for upholding the principles and philosophy of Montessori education inspired Susan to become a part of it. In her free time, Susan enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking.
Donna Arronson

Donna Arronson

Stepping Stones Teaching Assistant, La Casa Assistant
Donna was first introduced to Gladwyne Montessori as a parent. All four of her children attended the school over the span of 14 years. When Donna is not in the classroom, she enjoys going to the beach, traveling, reading, and sports.
Janey Arronson

Janey Arronson

Stepping Stones Head Teacher, Stepping Stones Department Coordinator
As a child, Janey attended Gladwyne Montessori. She loved it so much that she decided to come back and teach in order to provide the same great amazing experience she received.
Bella Galantino

Bella Galantino

Stepping Stones Teaching Assistant, La Casa Assistant

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!

Jenny Jalack

Jenny Jalack

Primary Teaching Assistant, La Casa Assistant

Whilst facing a big move from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, Jenny was looking to work at absolutely the best Montessori school she could find, and Gladwyne Montessori was it for her! The professionalism of the teaching and administrative staff coupled with the school's dedication to the Montessori method made her feel confident that she could be successful there. Jenny enjoys reading world literature, drawing, and spending time outside with her daughter and husband.

Maria Meredith

Maria Meredith

La Casa Assistant

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.

Anna Netzer

Anna Netzer

Stepping Stones, La Casa Assistant

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."

Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner

La Casa Assistant
Jen was introduced to Gladwyne Montessori as a parent—and decided she didn't want to leave!

Music

Claudine Coco Bastien

Claudine Coco Bastien

Music Teacher
Coco came to Gladwyne Montessori 15 years ago to share her love of music with young children. In her free time, Coco enjoys being with friends, singing, playing guitar, writing, listening to music, meditating, and taking in her surroundings.
Susie Moore

Susie Moore

Music Teacher
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.

Physical Education & Extracurriculars

Paul Komorowski

Paul Komorowski

Physical Education Teacher, Director of Extracurricular Activities, Early Birds Coordinator
While working as a Program Director at a YMCA, Paul sought after a Physical Education teaching position and found the perfect one here. When Paul isn't at school, he enjoys playing baseball and spending time with his family.

Library

Indre Page

Indre Page

Librarian

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.

Spanish

Veronica Casali

Veronica Casali

Spanish Teacher, Primary Teaching Assistant
Veronica found Gladwyne Montessori while looking for the right Montessori school with elementary education for her daughter. Veronica enjoys running, gardening, camping, and cooking in her spare time.
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