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“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

Montessori at Home Faculty



Elizabeth Palazzi

Elizabeth Palazzi

Lead Toddler Teacher, Toddler Department Coordinator

Elizabeth grew up in New Jersey and always knew she wanted to teach young children. Elizabeth taught kindergarten in Maryland before staying home to raise her three sons. She joined Gladwyne Montessori as a parent and has worked as the lead teacher in the Parent-Toddler program (and Toddler department) since 2016. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys being active outside, especially hiking, playing baseball, and bike riding with her family.

Bella Galantino

Bella Galantino

Toddler Lead Teacher

Bella joined the Gladwyne Montessori family because she believes in its encouraging and open environment that truly fosters the importance of children's education and well-being. She joined our community in the 2017-2018 school year, and looks forward to continuing her journey at this special school! In her free time, Bella enjoys practicing yoga, socializing with friends, traveling, spending summers in Ocean City, NJ, and walking her golden-doodle Fettuccini.