Maria Schuermann-Cole 

Founder and Headmistress, Primary Directress

Founder of MMS, Maria Schuermann-Cole serves as headmistress 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.

Arneishea Owens


Toddler Environment

Rae Hughes

Toddler Caregiver

Childcare Training, State of Florida
Nido Montessori Toddler Training, PMI

Lee Montgomery

Toddler Caregiver

B.S. Communicative Disorders, Southwest Missouri State University

Eliana Mabe

Toddler Caregiver

B.A. Media Studies, Rhodes College
Sunfish Theatre Curriculum Teacher

Primary Environment

Maria Cole

Primary Guide

Primary Directress
Montessori Institute of Atlanta, AMI (3-6+)
Educateurs sans Frontières, 1999
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (6-9)

Marilyn Jenkins

Primary Guide

Montessori Center of Minnesota, AMI (3-6)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (3-6)
B.A. History, Villanova University

Anna Kranz 

Primary Assistant

AMI Assistants training, Charlotte, NC
B.A. Human Development, Christian Brothers University


Elementary Environment

Emily Farris

Elementary Guide Level 2

The Montessori Center of Minnesota, AMI (6-12)
Masters of Elementary Education, St. Catherine University
B.A. Fine Arts, University of Memphis

Sara Barton

Elementary Assistant

Early Childhood Lead Teacher Memphis, Jewish Community Center
Medical Office Training, Concord Career College


Middle School Environment

Nellie Congdon

Middle School Guide

B.F.A, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
AmeriCorps, Teach for America, 2019

Jessica Samuel

Middle School Language Arts Guide, Elementary Assistant

Arizona Dept. of Ed. Certification in Secondary Education (6-9) with
Endorsements in English, Media specialist K-12, SEI K-12
Graduate Work in Education Northern Arizona University Flagstaff
M.A. English, Murfreesboro, TN
B.A. English, University of Kentucky, Lexington


Outdoor Environment

Mimi Trouy

Outdoor Guide

B.S. Elementary Education, University of Memphis
Nutrition, Health and Fitness Trainer