Our Guides (Teachers)
Montessori Development Center is very fortunate to be able to provide loving, nurturing and experienced classroom staff for all its students.
Montessori trained and credentialed teachers lead every class at Montessori Development Center. Classroom assistants work hand-in-hand with teachers to ensure consistency and stability for the children. Their support also provides the teachers the opportunity to present a true Montessori experience.
Director & Head Teacher: Mary has been teaching for almost 30 years, including Montessori Development Center since the beginning in 1990. Mary has a degree from Franconia College in Early Childhood Education and her Montessori certification. She serves on the Board of Adopted Children from China & also works on a Committee for Autism Spectrum Socialization. Mary has two daughters, both adopted from China.
Teacher Assistant: Mary has been with MDC as Toddler/Pre-school Teacher’s Assistant since 2012. Mary came to MDC from Fresno Montessori, CA. She was the Assistant at Fresno Montessori School for over 10 years. Mary is married and has two adult children.
Teacher Assistant: Jackie joined MDC for the 2016 school year. She graduated in 2001 from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Jackie is married and has two children. Ms. Jackie makes a wonderful addition to our classrooms.