The Faculty of Amelia Island montessori school

AIMS attracts top talent from around the country. These educators and administrators are all dedicated to the classroom, to the vitality of the school and to the Montessori philosophy. Schedule a tour and meet these kind ambassadors of the School.



  • lisa mohn - TODDLER LEAD TEACHER

    • Montessori Credential (Toddler) – South Florida Montessori Education Center

  • holly reed - TODDLER ASSISTANT

    • B.S. Elementary Education - Mississippi State University


  • Lisa Marenghi - TODDLER ASSISTANT


    • M.S. Education Technology - Mid America Nazarene University

    • B.S. Elementary Education - Southern Connecticut State University



  • tania castro - PRIMARY LEAD TEACHER

    • B.A. ESE- Instituto Superior Pedagogico

    • Montessori Credential (Primary) - Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program


  • kati mcclurg - PRIMARY LEAD TEACHER

    • B.S. Early Childhood Education- University of Wisconsin, Stout

    • Montessori Credential (Primary) - Summit-Questa Teacher Training Institute

    • State of Wisconsin Teaching Certificate


  • brittney wilson - PRIMARY LEAD TEACHER

    • B.S. Pediatric Nutrition & Dietetics- University of North Florida

    • Montessori Certification (Primary) - Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program


  • lina aslangeciner - PRIMARY ASSISTANT

    • M.S. Education - University of Hildesheim

    • B.A. German, Biology and Science - University of Hildesheim

  • brytney stimpson - PRIMARY ASSISTANT

    • Liberal Arts coursework - Schenectady County Community College

  • courtney smith - PRIMARY ASSISTANT

    • B.S. Business Administration - High Point University


  • kim philo - LOWER ELEMENTARY LEAD TEACHER

    • B.A. Psychology - Florida State University

    • Montessori Credential (Elementary I) - Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program

  • betsy michaelis - LOWER ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT

    • B.S. Education - Valdosta State University

  • laura poncharik - UPPER ELEMENTARY LEAD TEACHER

    • B.A. Elementary Education and American Studies - Rider University

    • Montessori Training (Elementary l & ll) - Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program

  • beth perkins - UPPER ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT

    • A.S. Fashion Merchandising- Centenary University


  • Karl Schlobohm - MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAD TEACHER

    • M.Ed. Integrative Learning - The Institute of Educational Studies, Endicott College

    • M.A. Literacy Studies - Aberystwyth University

    • B.A. English - Messiah College

    • Montessori Credential (Secondary I & II) - Houston Montessori Training Center


  • mary wright - AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM


  • Sandi Locklear - EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

    • Ed. S. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - The George Washington University

    • Ed. D. Educational Leadership ABD status - Grand Canyon University

  • SPECIALS

    • Music - Abigail Poirier

    • Art - Clay Times Art Center

    • Physical Education - Renaissance Youth LLC and Amelia Fit

    • STEM - Sandi Locklear

    • Spanish - Tania Castro

    • Student Advocate - Maggie Nick