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Jennifer Sewell

Administrator

 

Jennifer Sewell began her career in Montessori education in 2002.  She received her Montessori primary certification from NAMTC and taught in a Montessori primary classroom for 12 years.  Jennifer also served as Head of School of a local Montessori school for 8 years. 

Jennifer has a BA in Music, Early Childhood Credentials and Early Childhood Administration Credential. 

Jennifer is passionate about Montessori education and both of her children have attended a Montessori school.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors with her children, baking, reading, and is actively involved in her church and community.

     Gabriela has 16 years of experience as a Montessori educator. In 2006 she obtained a degree in administration and was hired to teach Spanish at Cornerstone Montessori School in Colorado. There she met and fell in love with the Montessori method. In Colorado, Gabriela worked for 9 years as a Spanish teacher and assistant teacher for toddlers and primary children.

 

     In 2014, she moved to NC and completed her early childhood credentials. In 2020, Gabriela completed her infant/toddler Montessori training at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education in Charlotte, NC. 
 

     Gaby is a mother of two daughters and is a proud grandmother. When not spending time with her grandson and granddaughter she enjoys exercising and loves to dance.

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Gabriela Bresciani

Toddler Teacher

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Joy Langley-Parsons

Toddler Teacher

 

     Joy Langley-Parsons discovered her love of Montessori as a substitute teacher. She went on to assist in the development of the first toddler class at a nearby Montessori School, and lead their toddler program for 11 years.

     Joy completed a self-directed internship and obtained her Infant/Toddler Montessori certification in 2012. She also has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, and is currently enrolled at the University of Georgia focusing on classes for Developmental Teaching for Students with Special Needs. 

     In her spare time, Joy enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends, as well as her three boxers, Josie, Ruby and Abby.

Brandi began her Montessori journey as an assistant toddler teacher at a local Montessori school in 2013. She wholeheartedly embraced the Montessori philosophy and in the 8 years that followed, she taught as a lead primary teacher.

 

In 2014, Brandi obtained her B.S. in child development from Meredith College. Brandi completed a self-directed internship, obtaining her Primary Montessori certification from The Center for Guided Montessori Studies in 2016. In 2021, she began working as a field consultant for The Center for Guided Montessori Studies, guiding new interns in the program. 
 

Brandi is the proud parent of a Montessori kindergartner and credits her daughter's academic drive and scientific approach to the natural world to the Montessori method. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, crafting and spending time with her family.

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Brandi Austin

Primary Teacher/Assistant Administrator

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Gabisu Menendez

Primary Teacher

     Gabisu first fell in love with the Montessori philosophy when she just 13 years old, as a junior summer camp assistant at a Montessori school in Colorado. After moving to North Carolina, she accepted a substitute position at a nearby Montessori school. This position led to an opportunities as a toddler and primary assistant teacher between 2018-2022. 

In 2021, Gabisu began her Montessori training at The Center for Guided Montessori Studies, and is currently implementing a self-directed internship to complete her certification.

 

     Gabisu is the proud mother of a 3 year-old and a 7 year-old, both of whom have attended Montessori schools. In her spare time, Gabisu enjoys crafting, cleaning, tending to her chickens, and spending time with her family and friends.

Maria has 11 years of experience as a Montessori educator. Her Montessori journey began when she was employed as a substitute teacher at a nearby Montessori school. Through that experience, she discovered her love and passion for children and the Montessori method. 

In 2018, Maria obtained her Montessori Toddler Montessori certification from the North American Montessori Center. She is currently implementing a self-directed internship to obtain her Primary Montessori certification from the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. 

 

Maria is the proud mother of two young children. During her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing with her family.

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Maria Saavedra

After School Teacher/ Substitute Teacher

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Gabby Aureoles

 Substitute Teacher

Gabby has 8 years of experience as a Montessori Primary lead teacher. She fell in love with the Montessori philosophy several years ago while working as a substitute.

 

Gabby obtained her Primary Montessori certification through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies in 2016. Gabby has also worked in a Spanish immersion setting. She enjoys to nurture students' natural desire to learn. 

In her spare time, Gabby enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking her dog, Russell, out for walks.