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.
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.