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.
School Founder / Headmistress
Montessori Institute of Atlanta, AMI (3-6+)
Educateurs sans Frontières, 1999
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (6-9)
Anna Kranz serves as a primary assistant for ages 3-6. Anna received a bachelor’s degree in human development from Christian Brothers University.
AMI Assistants training, Charlotte, NC
B.A., Human Development, Christian Brothers University
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.
2006-2014 Multi-Grade Homeschool Guide, The Farm School, TN
2005-2006 K-12 Arts Education Program Completed, University of Memphis
1998, BA Fine Arts, Painting, Earlham College
Toddler Community Environment
Lee serves as a toddler caregiver. Lee received a bachelor’s degree in speech and language pathology with a minor in psychology and religious studies from Missouri State University.
B.S. Communicative Disorders, Southwest Missouri State University
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.
Assistants to Infancy Training, Montessori Northwest, Portland, OR, AMI
B.F.A., University of Memphis
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.
Elementary Guide Level 1
Washington Montessori Institute, AMI (6-12)
Masters of Elementary Education, Loyola College
B.S. Early Childhood, Springhill College, Mobile, Alabama
Vice President and Board Member of The Montessori Alliance of Tennessee
Emily Farris serves as a level two elementary guide.
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
Jessica Samuel is a level one elementary assistant.
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
First Female Firefighter for the City of Memphis
27 years, Memphis Fire Department
17 years, Air Force Reserves
3 years, Active Coast Guard
Massage Therapist, LMT license
Middle School Environment
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.
Middle School Guide
Adolescent Academy, Cleveland, Ohio
B.A. History and Education, Middle Tennessee State University
Adolescent Intensive Training, Cleveland, Ohio
Rachael Grant serves as a middle school assistant.
Middle School Guide
B.L.S. with Concentration in Fine Art Center and Psychology,
Certification in Art Education, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
Liz Phillips serves as a librarian. Liz received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Vassar College and a master’s degree in English and American literature from the University of Chicago.
Mimi Truoy is a nutrition, heath and fitness trainer. Mimi received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Memphis.
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Memphis
Nutrition, Health and Fitness Trainer