Faculty and Staff

Greenspring Montessori School is full of talented, dedicated, and creative staff who embody the spirit and philosophies of the Montessori method. We invite you to get to know us.

A note on titles and terminology

In Montessori classrooms, we try to use the most accurate terminology possible. Because of this, your Montessori 3-year-old may come home talking about shapes such as “ovoids” and “dodecahedrons.” Just as Montessorians use precise words in lessons, we deliberately use precise language to describe our faculty. Montessori faculty are rigorously trained to guide their students through new lessons and concepts, and observe those students and help when necessary – and refrain from interfering when a student is benefiting from figuring out how to do something independently. That is why we call our Montessori faculty Guides. You can learn more about Montessori terms through our Montessori Glossary.

Toddler Faculty

Allie Alexander

Toddler Guide
Greenspring Parent

Tressie Polek

Toddler Assistant

Kalai Ramanathan

Toddler Assistant

Kim McCaslin

Toddler Guide
Greenspring Parent

Trisha Pandohie

Toddler Assistant

Allison Kevan

Toddler Guide

Michelle Sclawy

Toddler Assistant

Michelle Donohue

Toddler Guide
Greenspring Parent

Doreen McLaughlin

Toddler Assistant

Tracey Norman

Toddler Assistant

Beth Callahan

Toddler Guide
Greenspring Alumni Parent

Danuta Wilson

Toddler Guide

Sharon Pulia

Toddler Assistant

Daina Cabezas

Toddler Assistant

Children’s House Faculty

Shannon Brown

Children’s House Guide

Joanne Terrell

Children’s House Assistant

Emily Shattuck

Spanish Dual Language Children’s House Guide
Greenspring Alumni Parent

Karen Mosquiera-Akintoye

Spanish Dual Language Children’s House Assistant
Greenspring Parent

Lydia Farmer

Children’s House Guide Greenspring Parent

Sonia Sabarikanth

Spanish Dual Language Children’s House Guide
Greenspring Parent

Shweta Santosh

Children’s House Guide
Greenspring Parent

Robin Bainbridge

Children’s House Assistant

Marketa Traband

Children’s House Guide

Patty Bobbitt

Children’s House Assistant

Elementary Faculty

JR Devallon

Lower Elementary Guide

Cortney Clulow

Lower Elementary Assistant
Greenspring Parent

Beven Barnhart

Lower Elementary Guide

Martha Chaux

Spanish Dual Language Lower Elementary Assistant

Brad Choate

Upper Elementary Guide
Greenspring Parent

Sarah Weiskopf

Upper Elementary Guide

Adolescent Faculty

Elliot Dickson

Adolescent Community Director
Greenspring Parent

Anne-Marie Robinson-Siemen

Adolescent Guide
Greenspring Parent

Jim Thomas

Adolescent Humanites Guide
Greenspring Parent

Tami Askenas

Adolescent Math Guide

Enrichment Guides

Sherry White

Librarian
Greenspring Parent

Jamie Jeffries

Technology Specialist

Joelle Arnhold

Music Enrichment Guide

Marcela Daley

Spanish Enrichment Guide Greenspring Parent

Liz Hamilton

Physical Education Guide

Laura Kellam

Art Enrichment Guide
Greenspring Parent

Discovery and Floating Assistants

Leigh Kohnle

Outdoor Environment Supervisor
Floating Assistant
After-School Discovery

Phil Adams

Floating Assistant

Laura Kelly

Floating Assistant

Carolyn Richardson

Floating Assistant

Gretchen Forbes-Soirez

Floating Assistant
Greenspring Parent

Administration

Tamara Balis

Head of School
Greenspring Parent

Shari Wolf

Assistant Head of School Greenspring Alumni Parent

Shanie Nelson

Director of Advancement Greenspring Parent

Betsy Wimbrow

Director of Education
Greenspring Alumni Parent

Lee Lanou

Director of Children’s House Director of Montessori Training

Kimberly Zerfas

Director of Marketing & Communications

Carol Morrison

Accounting Manager
Greenspring Alumni Parent

Dave Schmitt

Director of Facilities

Support Staff

Tammy Trone

Office Manager

Melissa Wasson

School Nurse

Rodney Reid

Security Monitor

Eric Arthur

Security Monitor

Chris Youngston Gray

Advancement Assistant
Greenspring Parent

Elizabeth Stuckey

Enrollment Coordinator

Bonnie Allen

Director of Student Support Greenspring Alumni Parent

Meghan Sexton

Student Support and Tutor

Margaret Jarrell

Administrative Support

Susan McGehee

Bookkeeper