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

Taren Ponce
Head of School

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Ale Oliva
Associate Head of School

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Amanda Boutchia
Administrative Assistant

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Toddler

Marjana Zhiti
Toddler Teacher

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Laizan Alegrid
Toddler Teacher

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Sarah Niemann
Assistant Teacher

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Pre-Primary

Yenny Correira
Pre-Primary Teacher

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Laila Avis
Pre-Primary Teacher

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Haylee Searles
Assistant Teacher

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Frances Lugo
Assistant Teacher

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Natalia Hernandez
Assistant Teacher

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Primary

Wendy LaGrua
Primary Teacher

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Yaneth Santana
Primary Teacher

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Mara Carrasquillo
Primary Prep Teacher

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Lakmini Herath
Assistant Teacher

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Michele Lee-Pack
Assistant Teacher

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Lauryn Abar
Assistant Teacher

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Lower Elementary

Sharon Marshall
Lower Elementary Teacher

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Laura Orellana
Lower Elementary Teacher

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Stefania Miller
Lower Elementary Teacher

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Upper Elementary

Pamela Russell
Upper Elementary Teacher

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Lori Ringo
Assistant Teacher

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Middle School

Barbara Rijo
Middle School Teacher

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Britta Casey
Middle School Teacher

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Support Staff

Juanita Willis
Special Services

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Olivia Hunt
Special Services

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Jayda Quevli
Special Services

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Andrea Frigo
Special Services

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Specialists

Sandy Kyros
Reading Specialist

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Enrichments

George Osterman
Physical Education and Health Teacher

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Jocelyn Vargas
Primary Spanish Teacher

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Giovanna Agudelo
Elementary Spanish Teacher

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Natalie Wernberg
Enrichment Teacher

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