AMelia Island Montessori School Faculty

AIMS attracts top talent from around the country. What these educators and administrators have in common is a dedication to the classroom, to the vitality of the school, and to the Montessori philosophy. Come meet these kind ambassadors to the school.



  • toddler

    lisa mohn

    Montessori Certification (Toddler) – South Florida Montessori Education Center

  • toddler

    holly reed

    BS Elementary Education - Mississippi State University


  • Toddler

    Lisa Marenghi


    MS Education Technology - Mid America Nazarene University

    BS Elementary Education - Southern Connecticut State University



  • primary

    tania castro

    BA ESE- Instituto Superior Pedagogico

    Montessori Certification (Primary)- Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program


  • primary

    kati mcclurg

    BS Early Childhood Education- University of Wisconsin, Stout

    Montessori Certification (Primary)- Summit-Questa Teacher Training Institute

    State of Wisconsin Teaching Certificate


  • primary

    brittney wilson

    BS Pediatric Nutrition & Dietetics- University of North Florida

    Montessori Certification (Primary)- Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program


  • primary

    lina aslangeciner

    MS Education - University of Hildesheim

    BA German, Biology and Science - University of Hildesheim

  • primary

    brytney stimpson

    Liberal Arts coursework - Schenectady County Community College

  • primary

    courtney smith

    BS Business Administration - High Point University


  • lower elementary

    kim philo

    BA Psychology- Florida State University

    Montessori Certification (Elementary I & II ) - Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program

  • lower elementary

    betsy michaelis

    BS Education - Valdosta State University

  • upper elementary

    laura poncharik

    BA Elementary Education and American Studies - Rider University

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

  • upper elementary

    beth perkins

    AS Fashion Merchandising- Centenary University


  • middle school

    Karl Schlobohm

    MEd Integrative Learning - The Institute of Educational Studies, Endicott College

    MA Literacy Studies - Aberystwyth University

    BA English - Messiah College

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

  • after-school program

    adam dodds

    University of North Florida

    Engineering course work - University of Delaware


  • after-school program

    mary wright


  • after-school program

    katy thomas

    Florida State College Jacksonville


  • Exceptional student program

    lINDA Batts

    BS Elementary Education/Exceptional Education - Buffalo State College

    MA Exceptional Education -Buffalo State College

  • Sandi Locklear

    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 - Adam Dodds

    Spanish - Tania Castro

    Student Advocate - Maggie Nick