Director and teacher, Jackie is in her 42nd 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.
Leslie has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Masters in Library Science and a Master of Education degree from Xavier University, with Montessori Certification. In addition to 3-6 year old certification, she has completed the classes for Montessori Certification for ages 6-9. She teaches Pre-K and Kindergarten in addition to the morning classroom. Leslie and her husband reside in Anderson Township with their 2 cats. They have one adult son, who was student in Montessori Schools up through 12 years of age.
Marcia is an Assistant Teacher for our school and also works with the children after school. Marcia has her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, and has worked for many years with young children. She is very creative and loves doing activities with the children in the afternoon. Two days a week, she watches her grandson.
Rachel joins us this year as a Teaching Assistant. She has her Bachelor's Degree from Earlham College, additional training an Orton Gillingham instructor. She will also be working in the afternoons this year. Rachel lives in Blue Ash with her mother and dogs.
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 shares her love of the natural world with our students. Sunny resides in Anderson with her husband.
Liz is our early morning teacher, faithfully opening up the school for us at 7:00 am this morning. She will also be assisting in the morning classroom and working in the office occasionally. Liz lives in Milford, Ohio with her dog "child."
Hok Young is our substitute teacher. She has a degree in Montessori Education as well as considerable experience in the classroom. She lives in Mount Washington.