Teachers and Staff

ADMINISTRATION

Jennifer Stark – Head of School

Bachelor of Arts cum laude in English from the University of Alabama in Huntsville

American Montessori Society Administrator Credential (November 2018) – Houston Montessori Center, Houston, TX

 

 

 

Leela Pahl – Director of Admissions and Program Development

Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Environmental Analysis and Policy with a concentration in International Studies from Boston University

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training

 

 

 

Kelsey Flores – Site Director (Hampton Cove)

Originally from Mendoza, Argentina. Currently enrolled at Calhoun Community College for a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 


HAMPTON COVE

 

Becky – Toddler Lead Teacher

American Montessori Society (AMS) Infant and Toddler Credential -Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education, Cincinnati, OH.

 

 

 

 

Lacey – Toddler Lead Teacher

American Montessori Society (AMS) Infant and Toddler Credential -Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education, Cincinnati, OH.

 

 

 

 

Monica Ingram

Monica – Primary Lead Teacher

American Montessori Society (AMS) Early Childhood Credential- Houston Montessori Center, Houston, TX.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training

 

 

 

Elena – Primary Assistant Teacher 

Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of North Florida

Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Florida

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Howie

Carol – Primary Assistant Teacher

Bachelor of Science from Sarah Lawrence College

Master in Divinity from Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley

 

 


Huntsville

 

Jayati Bhattacharjee

Jayati – Toddler Lead Teacher

American Montessori Society (AMS) Infant and Toddler Credential – Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute, Omaha, NE.

Bachelor of Science degree (Honors) in Human Resource Development from Kolkata University

 

 

 

Aida – Toddler Assistant Teacher

Originally from the Philippines. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Eastern Samar State College in the Philippines.

 

 

 

 

 

Janaki Barakam

Janaki – Primary Lead Teacher

American Montessori Society (AMS) Early Childhood Credential through Memphis Montessori Institute, Memphis, TN.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Early Childhood Education

 

 

Crystal – Primary Assistant Teacher

Originally from Bessemer, Alabama. Currently enrolled at Athens State for an Early Childhood Degree.

 

 

 

 

Will – Primary Extended Care Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

shree

Shree – Primary Lead Teacher 

American Montessori Society (AMS) Early Childhood Credential through Montessori Training Center of Brentwood, Brentwood, TN.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biological Sciences from India

 

 

Tammy – Primary Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Harber

Mrs. McCollum – Lower Elementary Lead Teacher

American Montessori Society (AMS) Lower Elementary Credential, (Ages 6-9) through the Center for Montessori Training, North Carolina.

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training

 

 

Mrs. Hill – Upper Elementary Lead Teacher
American Montessori Society (AMS) Upper Elementary Credential, (Ages 9-12) and Lower Elementary Credential, (Ages 6-9) through Seacoast Montessori Teacher Education Program, South Carolina.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Athens State University

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training

 

 

Mrs. Ashley Scott – Lower Elementary Lead Teacher

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Grades 1-8) from Louisiana State University (LSU).

Montessori Elementary I Education Certificate from Southwestern Montessori Training Center.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth – Elementary Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leon – Elementary Extended Care Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Carmen – Spanish Teacher

Originally from Peru. Developed MSH’s Spanish Language program for Toddlers through Elementary.

 

 

 

Kathy – Music Teacher

Bachelor of Music in piano performance and pedagogy, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Certified in Kindermusik.