Faculty

Our team of more than 40 professionals is dedicated to serving approximately 250 students from North Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Our reputation as a training school brings Montessori interns from around the world.

Administration

Tamye Crutchfield
Head of School

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Taren Ponce
Director of Operations

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Justine Cuviello
Operations Manager

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Ale Oliva
Enrollment Coordinator

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Toddler

Marjana Zhiti
Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

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Laila Avis 
Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

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Laizan Alegrid 
Toddler 1 Assistant

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Linda Elliot
Toddler 2 Assistant

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Pre-Primary

Yenny Correira
Pre-Primary Lead Teacher

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Mara Carrasquillo
Primary Prep Lead Teacher

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Ashley Bryant
Pre-Primary Assistant

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Amy Lovell
Primary Prep Assistant

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Primary

Wendy LaGrua
Primary 1 Lead Teacher

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Sharon Marshall
Primary 2 Lead Teacher

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Pamela Russell
Primary 3 Lead Teacher

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Yaneth Santana
Primary 4 Lead Teacher

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Jocelyn Vargas
Primary 1 Spanish Teacher

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Lori Jackson
Primary 2 Assistant

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Natalie Wernberg
Primary 3 Assistant

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Michael Kimons
Primary 4 Assistant

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Lower Elementary

Tara McMahon
Lower Elementary 1 Lead Teacher

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Laura Orellana
Lower Elementary 2 Lead Teacher

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Giovanna Agudelo
Lower Elementary Spanish Teacher

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Emily Wasenda
Lower Elementary 2 Assistant

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Upper Elementary

Eva Van Derdys
Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

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Erin McCoy
Upper Elementary Teacher

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Middle School

Barbara Rijo
Middle School Lead Teacher

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Ellen Hurst
Middle School Teacher

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Support Staff

Mary Kahl
Support Staff

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Juanita Willis
Floater

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Enrichments

George Osterman
Physical Education Teacher

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