About Us



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"Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation." Maria Montessori ...

Meet Our Teachers
School tour

"The greatest sign of a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." 
- Maria Montessori

Acorn Montessori School


Beverly Smith, Head of School

 Barbara Pawlick, Assistant Head of School

 Anne Tevebaugh, Director of Admissions

 Susan daCosta, Finance Administrator

 Michele Gray, Bookkeeper


Junior Toddler Level - Toddler House: (12 - 24 months)

 Danielle Casillo, Junior Toddler Level Head Teacher

 Tricia Telmosse, Junior Toddler Level Assistant Teacher

 Kaitlin Baumann, Teacher Assistant

Senior Toddler Level - Golden Oak: (24 - 36 months)

 Roopa Melkote, Toddler Level, Golden Oak Associate Head Teacher

 Meg Pfingst, Senior Toddler Level, Golden Oak Head Teacher

 Alice Roth, Senior Toddler Level, Teacher Assistant Primary & Elementary, Spanish Teacher

Primary Level: (ages 3 - kindergarten)

 Chelsea Cheng, Primary Level, Chinquapin Head  Teacher

 Elizabeth Garrett, Primary Level, Black Oak Head Teacher

 Ingrid Periz, Primary Level, Red Oak Assistant Teacher

 Jane Hendricks, Primary Level, Chinquapin Oak Associate Head Teacher & Rainbow Club Supervisor

 Teresa Garrett, Primary Level, Red Oak Head Teacher

 Wyatt Tolles, Primary Level, Black Oak Assistant Teacher