Montessori Teachers & Staff

The Mater Amoris montessori teachers, directress, and staff are experienced educators, committed to the development of each student. They guide children in their learning and facilitate classroom community, creating an engaging, empowering, and productive learning environment.


The Directress

Ms. Charlotte Shea, founder and directress of Mater Amoris, received her primary and advanced training at the Washington Montessori Institute. She served for many years as President of the North American Montessori Teacher's Association and has lectured and consulted nationally on Montessori education. She has served as advisor to many Montessori schools in the United States and abroad. Throughout the years, Ms. Shea has held nearly every job at Mater Amoris, from bus driver to teacher to directress.


Staff & Faculty

Mater Amoris montessori teachers each hold a Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree, and an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Primary and/or Elementary Diploma. A music teacher, a P.E. instructor, classroom assistants, and day care providers are also on staff.

Meet Your Montessori Teachers

Mrs. Anne Alexander-Ozinskas, teacher, Lower Elementary

Mrs. Marcia Perez, teacher, Upper Elementary

Mrs. Jennifer Scott, teacher, Primary Program

Regina Asher, teacher, Physical Education

Patricia Salazar, primary assistant; AM/PM care

Barbara Heikkinen, office administrator

Dalila Kelly, housekeeper


See how our teachers create an engaging, warm, and supportive classroom environment when you visit Mater Amoris. Contact us to register for one of our open houses or to arrange a tour.

"Our children have become independent, confident, and creative thinkers. We can’t thank the staff enough for giving our children a strong foundation that will serve them for the rest of their lives."

-Carrie and Todd Weitzman