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Meet The Team

Meet our team at the heart of our Montessori school, where a passionate community of educators, parents, and students thrive together, embracing the natural beauty of our coastal surroundings. Our unique teaching philosophy integrates the local marine environment, making it an ideal place for nature lovers to grow and learn. Discover more about the dedicated individuals who make our school a nurturing and inspiring educational environment.

Kashmia - Art Teacher

Kashmira Bedi

Elementary Art Teacher

Katie Christofilis - Elementary & MusicTeacher

Katie Christofilis

Elementary Teacher & MusicTeacher

Dorothy Cox - Lead Primary and Primary Spanish Teacher

Dorothy Cox

Lead Primary Teacher and Primary Spanish Teacher 

Stephanie Hoft - Lead Upper Elementary Teacher

Stefanie
Hoft

Lead Upper Elementary Teacher

Adria Jackson - Lead Upper Elementary and Elementary Spanish Teacher

Adria Jackson

Lead Upper Elementary Teacher and Elementary Spanish Teacher 

Jeni Mulvaney - Lead Primary Teacher

Jeni Mulvaney

Lead Primary Teacher

Debbie Orifici - Primary Floater/Aftercare Teacher

Debbie Orifici

Primary Floater/Aftercare Teacher

Michael Penn - Lead Lower Elementary Teacher  & Physical Education Coach

Michael Penn

Lead Lower Elementary Teacher

& Physical Education Coach

Cari Rutledge - Primary Teacher

Cari Rutledge

Primary Teacher 

Ellen Selvidge - Lead Lower Elementary Teacher

Ellen Selvidge

Lead Lower Elementary Teacher

Taylor Sucher - Primary Teacher

Taylor Sucher

 Primary Teacher

Christina Warnstedt - Assistant to Head of School

Christina Warnstedt

Assistant to the Head of School

Gabe Whitney - Upper Elementary Music Teacher

Gabe Whitney

Upper Elementary Music Teacher

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The  Board

MbtS Board of Directors
 

Chairperson:
Donna Despain

 

Board Members:

Patricia Decker, James Donovan,

Jane Harder, Sue Mackenzie, Debbie Mills, and John Ross  

Members of Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church are appointed to the Montessori By The Sea Board of Directors for two years and are limited to serving two consecutive two year terms (unless otherwise provided in the Church constitution). The Montessori by the Sea Board reports to the Church Council and is responsible for overseeing the operation and administration of the school's programs in conjunction with the Head of School. 

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