Our Staff Family
Miss Marie - Lead Teacher
Marie is the lead teacher of the Toddler Program. Marie has worked at MMS since 1993. She began attending Meca Seton Training Center in Chicago for her Infant/Toddler education in April of 2003 and is now Montessori certified. Marie has filled the Toddler room with child size materials and furniture that allow these young individuals to be independent and successful. She and her staff want the children to freely explore their environment. As they explore, the teachers capitalize on opportunities for individual lessons.
Miss Sarah - Lead Teacher
Sarah is the lead teacher of one of our Toddler programs. Sarah began working at MMS in 2001. Attending Delta College, she studied child development and completed her Montessori Infant/Toddler training through MECA Seton Training Center in Chicago. Sarah will strive to create a home like environment that children can feel safe and confident in. By following the children's needs, she hopes to develop passionate learners and instill the love of Montessori within each child.
Miss Marilyn - Lead Teacher
After nine years of substituting at a private academy Marilyn moved to the Midland area where she began working as an assistant teacher here at Midland Montessori in 1998. After completing her Montessori certification she now is the lead in the 3-6 All Day classroom . She strives to have an atmosphere of active individualized learning that is positive, independent, and enjoyable.
Miss Grace - Lead Teacher
Educated at Central New England College and the Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute, Grace has worked at MMS since 1995. Miss Grace is the Lead Teacher of the 3-6 Class Day and Half Day programs. She strives to offer a high quality Montessori environment which is stimulating to the children, peaceful, and holds a sense of community. Recognizing each child as an individual, working with them at their own pace, and supporting learning at all levels are important aspects in Miss Grace's classroom.
Miss Paula - Lead Teacher
Paula is the lead teacher of our infant/toddler program. She began working at MMS in 2007 and completed her Montessori training and certification at MECA Seton Training Center in Chicago in 2009. The infant/ toddler room allows children to explore and discover their environment freely. Our goal is to create a peaceful and positive atmosphere where children learn that they are capable, caring individuals within a community.