Primary Environment

Maria Cole

Founder of MMS, Maria Schuermann-Cole serves as head mistress and primary directress of the school. Maria is certified through the Montessori Institute of Atlanta, AMI to teach ages 3-6 and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for ages 6-9. Maria is a 1999 graduate of Educateurs sans Frontières.

Melissa Hasselle

Melissa Hasselle serves as a primary directress at Maria Montessori School. Melissa received a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Christian Brothers University and a master’s degree in education from Loyola University Maryland. Melissa is certified through Washington Montessori Institute at Loyola University Maryland and the Association Montessori Internationale to teach children 3 years old and up.

Stephanie Cosby

Stephanie Cosby serves as a primary assistant for ages 3-6. Stephanie received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis in painting from Earlham College and is currently seeking a master’s degree in art therapy and art education from the University of Memphis.

Anna Kranz

Anna Kranz serves as a primary assistant for ages 3-6. Anna received a bachelor’s degree in human development from Christian Brothers University.

 

Toddler Community Environment

Lee Montgomery

Lee serves as a toddler caregiver. Lee received a bachelor’s degree in speech and language pathology with a minor in pyschology and religious studies from Missouri State University.

Julie Wright

Julie Wright serves as a toddler assistant. Julie received a bachelor’s degree in photography with a minor in art history from the University of Memphis.

 

Elementary Environment

Santina Campbell

Santina Campbell serves as a level one elementary guide. Santina received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Springhill College and a master’s degree in elementary education from Loyola College. Santina is certified through the Washington Montessori Institute, AMI to teach ages 6-12.

Julie Meiman

Julie Meiman serves as a level two elementary guide. Julie received a bachelor’s degree in english from Rhodes College and a master’s degree in elementary education at Loyola College. Julie is certified through the Washington Montessori Institute, AMI to teach ages 6-12.

 Emily Farris

Emily Farris serves as a level two elementary guide.

Jessica Samuel

Jessica Samuel is a level one elementary assistant.

Ben Crum

Ben Crum is a level two elementary assistant.

 

Middle School Environment

Joshua Campbell

Joshua Campbell serves as a middle school guide. Joshua received a bachelor’s degree in history and education at Middle Tennessee State University and is a graduate of Adolescent Academy and Adolescent Intensive Training in Cleveland, Ohio.

Rachael Grant

Rachael Grant serves as a middle middle school assitant.

Library

Liz Phillips

Liz Phillips serves as a librarian. Liz received a bachelor’s degree in philosopy from Vassar College and a master’s degree in english and american literature from University of Chicago.

 

Outdoor Environment

Mimi Trouy

Mimi Truoy is a nutrition, heath and fitness trainer. Mimi received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Memphis.