Faculty and Staff

Greenspring Montessori School is full of talented, dedicated, and creative staff who embody the spirit and philosophies of the Montessori method. Get to know everyone here.

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 one day to talk to you about shapes using words like “ovoid” and “dodecahedron.”

Just as we try to start with the right words in lessons, we use a word appropriate to how our faculty function in their titles.  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.  Montessori faculty may occasionally give group lessons, but that is the closest they ever come to lecturing, as the folks we call teachers typically do.  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

Sharon Pulia

Toddler Assistant

Beth Callahan

Toddler Guide
Greenspring Alumni Parent

Brittany Tracey

Toddler Assistant

Cortney Clulow

Toddler Assistant
Greenspring Parent

Kim McCaslin

Toddler Guide
Greenspring Parent

Trisha Pandohie

Toddler Assistant

Sandra Decombel

Toddler Assistant
Greenspring Parent

Danuta Wilson

Toddler Guide

Allison Kevan

Toddler Guide

Michelle Sclawy

Toddler Assistant

Michelle Donohue

Toddler Guide
Greenspring Parent

Doreen McLaughlin

Toddler Assistant

Ann Tracey

Toddler Assistant

Tracey Norman

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 Parent

Monique Crabb

Spanish Dual Language Children’s House Assistant

Lydia Farmer

Children’s House Guide
Greenspring Parent

Robin Bainbridge

Children’s House Assistant

Marketa Traband

Children’s House Guide

Tammy Ondrusek

Children’s House Assistant

Jamie Bartels

Spanish Dual Language Children’s House Guide
Greenspring Parent

Christine Klapka

Children’s House Assistant

Elementary Faculty

 

JR Devallon

Lower Elementary Guide

Meghan Sexton

Lower Elementary Assistant

Sarah Prunier-Law

Spanish Dual Language Lower Elementary Guide
Greenspring Parent

Martha Chaux

Spanish Dual Language Lower Elementary Assistant

Cheri Gardner

Upper Elementary Guide

Charlotte Gaylin

Upper Elementary Assistant
Greenspring Parent

Adolescent Faculty

 

Christina Heffner

Adolescent Community Guide
Greenspring Parent

Elliot Dickson

Adolescent Community Guide
Greenspring Parent

Jim Thomas

Adolescent Humanites Guide
Greenspring Parent

Enrichment Guides

Sherry White

Librarian
Greenspring Parent

Jen Chaffee

Physical Education Guide

Jackie Dorr

Music Enrichment Guide

Erin Pressman

Spanish Dual Language Program Coordinator
Greenspring Parent

Marcela Daley

Spanish Enrichment Guide
Greenspring Parent

Discovery and Floating Assistants

Phil Adams

Floating Assistant

Delores Jones

Floating Assistant

Cortney Clulow

Adolescent Humanites Guide
Greenspring Parent

Leigh Kohnle

After-School Discovery

Samantha Gould

Floating Assistant

Beven Barnhart

Floating Assistant

Shweta Santosh

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

Mason Krug

Director of Facilities

Narkai Kamara-Tate

Director of the Business Office

Support Staff

Melissa Haigley

Office Manager

Krista DeWitt

Assistant Director of the Business Office

Margaret Jarrell

Administrative Support

Susan Cohen

School Nurse

Quinn Gilman-Forlini

Enrollment Coordinator

Nick Aasen

Facilities Assistant

Rodney Reid

Security Monitor