Our Team

Greensboro Montessori School’s faculty and staff include 62 part- and full-time professional educators and administrators, with over 430 years of combined service to our School. As a group of lifelong learners themselves, our team holds a combined 54 bachelor’s or associate’s degrees, 15 master’s degrees, 3 doctoral degrees, and 28 Montessori credentials. Our team includes a diverse representation of people who are native to other countries and who speak a variety of languages. Countries of origin include Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, France, Russia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Languages spoken fluently other than English include Arabic, Bengali, French, Hindu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

Click through our teams below to get to know us individually.

Allie Allen
  • Classroom: Half-Day Toddler
  • Year Appointed: 2020 (began teaching in 2016)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Music in music therapy from Queens University
  • Montessori Studies: Graduate of Greensboro Montessori School
  • Email: [email protected]

Anna Betina
  • Classroom: Lead teacher in Half-Day Toddler
  • Year Appointed: 2017 (began teaching in 2009)
  • Graduate Studies: Master's degree in psychology and child psychology from Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky University, Simferopol, Ukraine
  • Doctoral Studies: Doctor of Philosophy in pedagogical and age psychology from K.D. Ushynsky South Ukranian National Pedgogical University, Odessa, Ukraine
  • Montessori Credential: Infant & Toddler (birth to age 3) in progress
  • Email: [email protected]

Shyla Butler
  • Classroom: Academic- and All-Day Toddler
  • Year Appointed: 2020
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in anthropology with a minor in geology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Email: [email protected]

Lisa Doe
  • Classroom: Lead teacher in All-Day Toddler
  • Year Appointed: 2020 (began teaching in 1999)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in psychology from Guilford College
  • Montessori Credentials: Infant & Toddler (birth to age 3) in progress and Elementary I (ages 6 to 9)
  • Email: [email protected]

Maria Maul
  • Classroom: Academic-Day Toddler
  • Year Appointed: 2018 (began teaching in 1989)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education from Towson University
  • Email: [email protected]

Charlene McKee
  • Classroom: Lead teacher in Academic-Day Toddler
  • Year Appointed: 2014 (began teaching in 2010)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in theatre from Lewis and Clark College; Coursework in early childhood education at Front Range Community College
  • Montessori Credential: Infant & Toddler (birth to age 3) in progress
  • Email: [email protected]

Rebecca Porter
  • Classroom: All-Day Toddler
  • Year Appointed: 2021 (began teaching in 2018)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in special and elementary education from Western Governors University in progress; Associates of Science in midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah
  • Email: [email protected]

Marian Romera
  • Classroom: All-Day Toddler
  • Year Appointed: 2019 (began teaching in 2016)
  • Montessori Experience: Completed assistant teacher training
  • Email: [email protected]
Syeda Ahmed
  • Year Appointed: 2016 (began teaching in 1999)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Montessori Credential: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6)
  • Email: [email protected]

Rossana Aranda
  • Year Appointed: 2016 (began teaching in 2013)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Diploma in office administration from Manpower College, Santiago, Chile
  • Email: [email protected]

Isabelle Bangham
  • Year Appointed: 1996
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor's degree in educational studies from University of Nice, France
  • Montessori Credential: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6)
  • Email: [email protected]

Anna Betina
  • Year Appointed: 2017 (began teaching in 2009)
  • Graduate Studies: Master's degree in psychology and child psychology from Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky University, Simferopol, Ukraine
  • Doctoral Studies: Doctor of Philosophy in pedagogical and age psychology from K.D. Ushynsky South Ukranian National Pedgogical University, Odessa, Ukraine
  • Montessori Credential: Infant & Toddler (birth to age 3) in progress
  • Email: [email protected]

Stacy Cosson
  • Year Appointed: 2011 (began teaching in 2003)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in Education in early childhood education from Florida State University
  • Montessori Credential: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6) in progress
  • Email: [email protected]

Catherine Froelich
  • Year Appointed: 2011 (began teaching in 1990)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in education from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Montessori Credential: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6)
  • Email: [email protected]

Ashby Pettigrew
  • Year Appointed: 2016
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in theatre from University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Montessori Credential: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6) in progress
  • Email: [email protected]

Anita Revuri
  • Year Appointed: 2021 (began teaching in 2004)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in history, economics, and civics from Osmania University, India
  • Email: [email protected]

Carmen Romero
  • Year Appointed: 2018 (began teaching in 1988)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in psychology from Guilford College
  • Montessori Credential: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6)
  • Email: [email protected]

Jackie Shannon
  • Year Appointed: 2019
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in elementary education from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Email: [email protected]

Shakiyah Stephens
  • Year Appointed: 2019
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Guilford College (in progress); Associate in Science in early childhood education from Gaston College
  • Email: [email protected]
Theo Baker
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Year Appointed: 2020
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in sustainable food systems from Guilford College
  • Email: [email protected]

Athena Burnette
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Year Appointed: 2020
  • Undergraduate Studies: Double major in elementary education and English from Guilford College
  • Montessori Credential: Elementary I (ages 6 to 9)
  • Email: [email protected]

Kristy Ford
  • Year Appointed: 2002
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Montessori Credential: Elementary I (ages 6 – 9)
  • Email: [email protected]

Mary Jacobson
  • Year Appointed: 1990
  • Undergraduate Studies: Psychology at Guilford College
  • Montessori Credentials: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6) and Elementary I (ages 6 to 9)
  • Email: [email protected]

Katie Jones
  • Year Appointed: 2014 (began teaching in 2001)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Arts in special education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Montessori Credential: Elementary I (ages 6 to 9)
  • Email: [email protected]

Kaki Keyser
  • Year Appointed: 1989
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in psychology from Appalachian State University
  • Montessori Credentials: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6) and Elementary I (ages 6 to 9)
  • Email: [email protected]
John Archambault
  • Year Appointed: 2002
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Boston College
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Arts in philosophy from Duke University
  • Doctoral Studies: Doctor of Law from Duke University
  • Montessori Credential: Elementary II (ages 9 to 12)
  • Email: [email protected]

Cathy Moses
  • Year Appointed: 1993 (began teaching in 1991)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Montessori Credentials: Elementary I (ages 6 to 9) and Elementary II (ages 9 to 12)
  • Email: [email protected]

Laetitia Mourand
  • Year Appointed: 2019 (began teaching in 2003)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in biology from Florida State University
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Arts in Teaching from Florida Southern College; Master of Science in ecology of aquatic systems from Blaise Pascal University
  • Montessori Credential: Elementary II (ages 9 to 12)
  • Email: [email protected]
Jennifer Jamal Eddine
  • Year Appointed: 2020 (began teaching in 2015)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Cincinnati; Certificate in Arabic languages and culture from the University of Cincinnati
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Arts in Teaching in English as a second language from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Montessori Credential: Secondary I (ages 12 – 15) in progress
  • Email: [email protected]

Tim Goetz
  • Year Appointed: 2018 (began teaching in 2013)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in international business from Ohio State University
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Montessori Credential: Secondary I (ages 12 – 15)
  • Email: [email protected]

Doug Williams
  • Year Appointed: 2005 (began teaching in 2001)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Math education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Montessori Studies: Elementary I (ages 9 to 12) math training and Secondary I (ages 12 – 15) in progress
  • Email: [email protected]
Betsy Bevan
  • Subject: World Music
  • Year Appointed: 2011
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Music in voice and composition from Shenandoah University
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Music in composition from Eastman School of Music
  • Email: [email protected]

Chelsi Crawford
  • Subject: Environmental Education
  • Year Appointed: 2018
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in anthropology with a minor in biology from North Carolina State University
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Science in natural resources from North Carolina State University
  • Email: [email protected]

Aubrey Cupit
  • Subject: Environmental Education
  • Year Appointed: 2009
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a minor in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Relevant Certification: Permaculture Design Certification
  • Email: [email protected]

Katherine Gwynn
  • Subject: Visual Art
  • Year Appointed: 2014
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bachelor of Science in social work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Email: [email protected]

Terry Jeffrey
  • Subject: Physical Education
  • Year Appointed: 2008
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in physical education from Marshall University
  • Email: [email protected]

Brandon Johnson
  • Role: Computer Science
  • Year Appointed: 2017
  • Undergraduate Studies: Music from De Anza College
  • Relevant Certification: CompTIA Network+ Certification N10-006
  • Email: [email protected]

Sandra Lee
  • Subject: Spanish Language (native Spanish speaker from Chile)
  • Year Appointed: 2003
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in English education with a minor in English literature from University of Talca, Chile
  • Email: [email protected]

Sara Stratton
  • Subject: Environmental Education
  • Year Appointed: 2013
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in horticulture (in progress)
  • Relevant Certification: Permaculture Design Certification
  • Email: [email protected]

Marcela Tejada
  • Subject: Spanish Language (native Spanish speaker from Colombia)
  • Year Appointed: 2017 (began teaching in 2001)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
  • Email: [email protected]
Abrianna Elliott

Marina Battenfeld
  • Year Appointed: 2021
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in dance studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in progress

Katie Cienek
  • Year Appointed: 2021
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in psychology with minors in sociology and American Sign Language from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Melody Robinson
  • Year Appointed: 2019 (began teaching in 2017)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Guilford College
  • Email: [email protected]

Ciara Smith
  • Year Appointed: 2020
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in progress

Shakiyah Stephens
  • Year Appointed: 2019
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Guilford College (in progress); Associate in Science in early childhood education from Gaston College
  • Email: [email protected]

Ishmael Witten
  • Year Appointed: 2018
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts and Media in broadcast journalism from Marshall University
  • Email: [email protected]
Sarah Bobo
  • Role: Director of CASA
  • Year Appointed: 2017
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in economics from Duke University
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Divinity from Duke University
  • Email: [email protected]

Andi Bogan
  • Role: Family Relations Coordinator
  • Year Appointed: 1996
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from St. Andrews Presbyterian College
  • Email: [email protected]

YoungDoo Carey
  • Role: Communications Coordinator
  • Year Appointed: 2018
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor's degree in Japanese language education from Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea; Diploma in digital design from Vancouver Film School, Canada
  • Email: [email protected]

Jillian Crone
  • Role: Director of Marketing & Development
  • Year Appointed: 2016
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a concentration in multimedia design from Pepperdine University
  • Email: [email protected]

Aubrey Cupit
  • Role: Garden Coordinator and Environmental Education Cultural Educator
  • Year Appointed: 2009
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a minor in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Relevant Certification: Permaculture Design Certification
  • Email: [email protected]

JoAnn Currie
  • Role: Student Support Specialist (began teaching in 1993)
  • Year Appointed: 2016
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in special education from Appalachian State University
  • Relevant Credentials: Special education licenses in mental handicaps, emotional handicaps, and preschool handicaps
  • Email: [email protected]

Sophia Dubrovsky
  • Role: Finance Associate
  • Year Appointed: 2017
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in business administration and global business management from Babson College
  • Email: [email protected]

Rhea Egbert
  • Role: Director of Admission
  • Year Appointed: 2005
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in communication with a minor in French from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Montessori Credential: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6)
  • Email: [email protected]

Heather Goggin
  • Role: Human Resources Consultant
  • Year Appointed: 2006
  • Undergraduate Studies: Educated in the United Kingdom
  • Montessori Credential: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6)
  • Email: [email protected]

Brandon Johnson
  • Role: Director of Information Technology and Computer Science Cultural Educator
  • Year Appointed: 2017
  • Undergraduate Studies: Music from De Anza College
  • Relevant Certification: CompTIA Network+ Certification N10-006
  • Email: [email protected]

Missy McClure
  • Role: Director of Lower School
  • Year Appointed: 2020
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education from North Carolina Central University; Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina State University
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Education in Montessori education from Xavier University
  • Montessori Credentials: Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6); Elementary I (ages 6 to 9); Elementary II (ages 9 to 12)
  • Email: [email protected]

Sidney McGinnis
  • Role: Director of Student Support
  • Year Appointed: 2018 (began teaching in 2008)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in special education, general curriculum from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Dual North Carolina teaching licenses in special education in general and adapted curriculum from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Relevant Trainings: Hill RAP; SRA Reading Mastery; ReadWell; Orton Gillingham
  • Email: [email protected]

Jen Miller
  • Role: School Counselor
  • Year Appointed: 2021 (began counseling in 2012)
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; North Carolina teaching license from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Education in clinical mental health from North Carolina State University
  • Relevant Certifications: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC); National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC); Graduate Certificate in substance abuse counseling from Eastern Carolina University
  • Email: [email protected]

Lanae Medley
  • Role: Full-Time Substitute Teacher
  • Year Appointed: 2019
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Email: [email protected]

Dr. Kevin Navarro
  • Role: Head of School
  • Year Appointed: 2017
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in developmental psychology with minors in educational studies and Russian studies from Carleton College
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Arts in teaching from Webster University
  • Doctoral Studies: Doctor of Education in character education and democratic school governance from the University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Montessori Credentials: Montessori Leadership and Administration
  • Email: [email protected]

Ben Payne
  • Role: Director of Upper School
  • Year Appointed: 2019
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Virginia
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Montessori Credentials: Elementary I (ages 6 to 9) and Elementary II (ages 9 to 12) in progress
  • Email: [email protected]

Heather Sparks
  • Role: Director of Facilities
  • Year Appointed: 2017
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and political science from Guilford College
  • Relevant Certifications: North Carolina Pesticide License; Renewable Technologies Diploma Series Certificate of Completion in renewable electric generation with photovoltaics; Green Building Workshop Certificate of Completion in building envelopes considerations in residential applications
  • Email: [email protected]

Amy Wagoner
  • Role: Director of Finance
  • Year Appointed: 2013
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from North Carolina State University
  • Relevant Certifications: Post-baccalaureate Certificate in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Email: [email protected]