Kids in the classroom

Faculty

Sandra Baker

Date Hired: 12/12
Current Assignment: Room 4 Academy Assistant Teacher/Intern
Education: Maryville University
Previous Experience: Hope Montessori Academy

Carol M. Becker

Date Hired : 8/11
Current Assignment : Room 1 Assistant Teacher
Education : Robert Morris College
Previous Experience : Bright & Early Daycare

Adrienne Benestelli

Date Hired : 2/90
Current Assignment : Director
Education : University of Pittsburgh, MPA Public Administration; George Washington University, BA Sociology; Webster College, AD Liberal Arts, Center for Montessori Teacher Education, Certified Administrator
Previous Experience : YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Peggy Findle

Date Hired: 8/13
Current Assignment: Substitute Teacher
Education: Allegheny College BA
Previous Experience: Westminster Nursery School

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Date Hired: 6/13
Current Assignment: Room 1 A.M. Assistant & Room 2 P.M. Assistant Teacher
Education: Duquesne University, MS; Penn State, BA
Previous Experience: Bethel Park School District

Nancy-Herbaugh

Date Hired: 2/99
Current Assignment: Student Services Coordinator
Education: SUNY@Oswego, BS; Broome Community College , Associate Degree; Montessori Summer Institute, 1999
Previous Experience: Northfield Elementary School

Elba Hidalgo

Date Hired: 8/13
Current Assignment: Spanish Teacher/Substitute Art Teacher
Education: Florida International University
Previous Experience: West Hartford Public Schools

Claire Hulefeld

Claire Hulefeld

Date Hired: 11/12
Current Assignment: Room 3 AM Assistant Teacher
Education: Miami University, BS
Previous Experience: Tutor Doc

Alphonsa Jose

Date Hired: 8/13
Current Assignment: Room 1 P.M. Assistant Teacher
Education: St. Joseph’s College, BSc; Loyola College, BEd,¬†Previous Experience: Nanny

 

Kristen Koberger

Date Hired: 6/13
Current Assignment: Room 6 Assistant Teacher
Education: Miami University
Previous Experience: North Palm Beach Elementary

Susan Kohler

Susan Kohler

Date Hired: 9/98
Current Assignment: Room 3 AM Head Teacher
Education: Carlow University
Previous Experience: Keystone Oaks School District

Kitty Lang

Date Hired : 8/05
Current Assignment : Room 5 Head Teacher
Education : University of Dayton , BS, Education; Duquesne University , Introduction to Montessori; Montessori Summer Institute, Center for Montessori Teacher Education
Previous Experience : Family Design, Inc.

Mitzie Lever

Date Hired: 12/02
Current Assignment: Substitute
Education: Community College of Allegheny County
Previous Experience: St. Winifred School

Denise Machi

Date Hired : 8/05
Current Assignment : Toddler Head Teacher
Education : Keystone Oaks, NAMTT-Certified Toddler Teacher
Previous Experience : Cornerstone Leadership Academy

Jennifer Massaro

Date Hired : 9/99
Current Assignment : 3-6 Room 2 Head Teacher
Education : Penn State , BA Psychology; Walsh University , 3-6 Montessori Training Program
Previous Experience : Mercy Behavioral Health

Kathy Neill

Date Hired : 8/11
Current Assignment : Room 2 AM Assistant Teacher, Academy Lunch/Playground Assistant
Education : Robert Morris University, Chatham University
Previous Experience : Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Cathy A. Rohrer

Date Hired: 08/08
Current Assignment: Room 4 Head Teacher
Education: University of Pennsylvania, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering; Princeton University, B.S.E., Electrical Engineering; Center for Montessori Teacher Education, 6-12 Montessori Teacher Certification
Previous Experience: Pittsburgh Montessori School

Francine Rose

Francine Rose

Date Hired: 8/12
Current Assignment: Academy Room 5 Assistant Teacher
Education: Chatham University, Elementary Education; University of Pittsburgh BA
Previous Experience: Beth El Nursery School

Amber Salmen

Amber N. Salmen

Date Hired: 8/12
Current Assignment: Academy Art Teacher
Education: Indiana University of PA, BS Art Education
Previous Experience: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Joanne Schreiber

Date Hired : 9/93
Current Assignment : Administrator
Education : Duquesne University, MSEd, BS Medical Technology; CCAC, AD Data Processing; University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of HRP and LIS courses; Duquesne University, Introduction to Montessori; Montessori Summer Institute, 2003
Previous Experience : The Grable Foundation

Mary Ellen Shea

Date Hired : 9/00
Current Assignment : Physical Education Teacher/Room 2 AM Assistant Teacher
Education : Slippery Rock State University, BS, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Penn State, Masters Courses; Montessori Summer Institute, 2000
Previous Experience : St. Joseph School

Emily Sinar

Date Hired: 08/08
Current Assignment: Kindergarten Head Teacher
Education: Bowling Green State University, MS Psychology; Illinois Wesleyan University, BA Psychology; Duquesne University Introduction to Montessori
Previous Experience: Mt. Lebanon Lutheran Church

Megan Steen

Megan Steen

Date Hired: 12/12
Current Assignment: Room 1 Head Teacher
Education: Green Mountain College, BA; Duquesne University, MSEd
Previous Experience: Mt. Lebanon School District

Katie Thimons

Date Hired: 11/13
Current Assignment: Toddler Assistant Teacher
Education: Franciscan University of Steubenville
Previous Experience: Student Teaching

Carol Vogeley

Date Hired: 8/10
Current Assignment: Music Teacher
Education: Duquesne University, BS Music Education; Valparaiso University, MALS
Previous Experience: Kindermusik Instructor

Peggy Ward

Date Hired : 9/00
Current Assignment : Academy Room 6, 6-9, Head Teacher
Education : Pitt, BS, Psychology, Speech & Hearing; Carlow College, Masters courses; Carlow College, Montessori Primary Teacher Certification; CMTE 6-9 Montessori Teacher Certification
Previous Experience : Western PA Montessori School

 

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