Director and teacher, Jackie is in her 36th year of Montessori education. After three years as head teacher at the Montessori Learning Center downtown, and eight years of teaching/directing the only Montessori/Head Start inner-city program, she came back to GMS where she originally interned in 1976. Both of her children attended GMS, then Xavier Montessori and are now grown. She became the owner of GMS in 1978 and began teaching here in 1986. She has her Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from the University of Cincinnati and her Masters in Montessori Education from Xavier University.
Hokyoung returns as our morning teacher. Hokyoung has a Master of Education degree from Xavier University and is certified by the American Montessori Society for Early Childhood Education. She began teaching Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten here at GMS in 2000, taught in New York City in 2006 and 2007 and rejoined our staff in 2008.
Leslie Massey returns as our Kindergarten/afternoon this year. Leslie has a Master of Education degree from Xavier University. This will be her third year as a Montessori teacher. In her first career, she was a children's librarian. Leslie and her husband reside in Anderson Township. They have one adult son.
Sunny Rhein returns this fall. Sunny has a Master of Education degree from Xavier University and is certified by the American Montessori Society for Early Childhood Education. Sunny not only brings her many years of Montessori experience to our classroom, she is also a naturalist and will be sharing her love of the natural world with our students. Sunny resides in Anderson with her husband.
Tammy returns to GMS for her ninth year as our Teacher’s Aide. Tammy graduated from Anderson High School and has completed over forty-five hours of training in Child Development, First Aid, Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention, Management of Communicable Disease and CPR as required by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to be a Child Care Staff Member.