Arts & Enrichment
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!
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 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.
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."
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.