Primary Environment


Maria Cole

  • School Founder, Head Mistress
  • Primary Directress
  • Montessori Institute of Atlanta, AMI (3-6+)
  • Educateurs sans Frontieres, 1999
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (6-9)

Nelson Griffin

  • Primary Director
  • International Montessori Training Institute of Atlanta, AMI (3-6+)
  • Masters of Education, Loyola College
  • Master’s Degree, Southern Studies, University of Mississippi
  • B.A. American Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training for Level 1 (3-6)

Melissa Hasselle

  • Primary Directress
  • Washington Montessori Institute at Loyola University Maryland, AMI (3-6+)
  • M.Ed., Loyola University Maryland
  • B.A. in Applied Psychology – Foundations of Business, Christian Brothers University
Julie Wright
  • Primary Assistant (3-6)
  • B.F.A. Photography, Minor in Art History, University of Memphis

Anna Kranz

  • Primary Assistant (3-6)
  • B.A. Human Development, Christian Brothers University

Toddler Community Environment

Lee Montgomery

  • Toddler Caregiver
  • B.S. in Speech and Language Pathology, Minor in Psychology and Religious Studies, Missouri State University

Brandi Hogue Grant

  • Toddler Caregiver, Montessori Parent
  • B.A. in Business Administration, Northwest Community College, Mississippi
  • Graduate work in Elementary Education, University of Mississippi

Pri Morden

  • Primary Directress
  • Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Center, AMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka (3-6+)
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (6-9)

Elementary Environment

Santina Campbell

  • Elementary Guide Level I
  • Washington Montessori Institute, AMI (6-12)
  • Masters of Elementary Education, Loyola College
  • B.S. Early Childhood, Springhill College, Mobile, Alabama

Julie Meiman

  • Elementary Guide Level II
  • Washington Montessori Institute at Loyola, AMI (6-12)
  • Masters of Elementary Education, Loyola College
  • B.A., English, Rhodes College

Jessica Samuel

  • Elementary Assistant Level I

Leah Keys

  • Elementary Assistant Level II


Middle School Environment

Joshua Campbell

  • Middle School Guide
  • Adolescent Academy, Cleveland, Ohio
  • B.A., History and Education, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Adolescent Intensive Training, Cleveland, Ohio

Rachael Grant

  • Middle School Assistant


Liz Phillips

  • Librarian
  • M.A., English and American literature, University of Chicago
  • A.B., Philosophy, Vassar College

Outdoor Environment

Mimi Trouy

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