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JAMEY McCORMICK

Interim Head of School

“Preventing conflicts is the work of politics; establishing peace is the work of education.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

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MIKEL DAENAN

Admissions Director

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” - Robert Frost

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DEB ZANDER

Toddler Program Director

“The past has no power over the present moment.” - Eckhart Tolle

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BRANDI ELLERTON

Business Manager

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” - Margaret Mead

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HANNAH BECKNER

Lead Teacher, Shooting Star Room

““Education is the best weapon for peace.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

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AMY GALLIK

Lead Teacher, Lupine Room

 “The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

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ABBEE SKAGGS

Lead Teacher, Buttercup Room

 “The teacher has two tasks: to lead the children to concentration and to help them in their development afterwards.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

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GINA PASINI

Assistant Teacher, Buttercup Room

“Children acquire knowledge through experience in the environment.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

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KIM CLEARY

Assistant Teacher, Lupine Room

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” - Maya Angelou

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CATHERINE BEHME

Assistant Teacher, Shooting Star 

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” - Maya Angelou

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MARIA SCHRUPP

Assistant Teacher, Bumblebee

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” - Maya Angelou

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Johanna Nelson

Assistant Teacher, Bumblebee

"Don't give up! I believe in you all!A person's a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss

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MARIE JONES

Assistant Teacher

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss

We know our teachers are the heart of our school.

 

At Great Beginnings, we aim to hire and retain a collaborative team of teachers who are kind, nurturing, inquisitive, capable and professional.