Faculty and Staff

 

Each teacher at WEMS has been chosen for his or her education, understanding of the Montessori method, warm spirit and ability to work as part of a team. Together, we provide a well-rounded learning community. Our lead teachers are certified by the American Montessori Society and all assistant teachers are experienced in their program and grade level.

 

"Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future." 

-Dr. Maria Montessori

OUR STAFF

Janet Gallagher

Head of School
B.S. Early Childhood
Education
M.S. Special Education
Founded WEMS in 1997

Michele Mohar

Assistant Head of School
Lead Toddler Teacher
B.A. Journalism/Fine Arts
M.A. Special Education
AMS Toddler and Early
Childhood certified
A part of WEMS since 2003

Christine Pimblett

Administrative Assistant
B.A. Biology/Psychology
A part of WEMS since 2003

Ellen DePue

Assistant Toddler Teacher
Music Together Teacher
B.A. Journalism/History
A part of WEMS since 2005

Paige Holloway

Assistant Toddler Teacher
B.A.
A part of WEMS since 2014

Mary Freed

Assistant Primary Teacher
Librarian
Science Teacher
Bachelor of Arts
AMI/AMS certified
A part of WEMS since 2008

Kelley Granger

Lead Primary Co-Teacher
AMS Associate Early
Childhood
A part of WEMS since 1998

Amanda Lhéritier

AMS Primary Intern
Degree École Supérieure de
Cuisine Française
A part of WEMS since 2013

May Paraiso

Lead Primary Co-Teacher
B.A. Communications
AMS certified
A part of WEMS since2003

Jen Perkins

Lead Primary Co-Teacher
AMS Associate Early
Childhood
A part of WEMS since 2002

Kelly Rauscher

Extended Day Lead Teacher
Art Teacher
B.A.
AMS trained
A part of WEMS since 2010

Liz Simerick

Lead Primary Co-Teacher
A.A.S (Applied Science)
AMS Associate Early
Childhood
A part of WEMS since 2013

Suzanne Trottier

Lead Primary Co-Teacher
Music Together Teacher
B.A. Legal Studies
AMS certified
A part of WEMS since 2010

Vicki Turnamian

Lead Primary Co-Teacher
AMS Associate Early
Childhood
Positive Discipline Teacher
and Parent Educator
A part of WEMS since 2001

Isaac Bernstein-Miller

Lead Elementary Co-Teacher
B.A.
AMS Elementary certified
A part of WEMS since 2010

Ingrid Girardi

Assistant Elementary
Teacher
B.S. Psychology
Orton-Gillingham Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
A part of WEMS since 2002

Natasha Siva Shook

Lead Elementary Co-Teacher
B.A. English
AMS Elementary certified
A part of WEMS since 1999

David Esleck

Elementary Music Teacher

B.S. Music Education
M.A. Music
D.M.A Music
A part of WEMS since 2006

Jazmin Torres

Spanish Teacher
B.A. Spanish/Economics
A part of WEMS since 2013

Carrie Stevens

Assistant Primary Teacher
B.A. Leadership, Spanish and Education
M.A. Education
AMS Early Childhood certified
Orton-Gillingham Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
A part of WEMS since 2014