Faculty

Administration

Jay Stark – Head of School

American Montessori Society Administrator Credential  – Houston Montessori Center, Houston, TX

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

Joined MSH in 2013


Leela Pahl – Assistant Head of School

Master of Education in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University Peabody School of Education

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

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training

Joined MSH in 2008


Melanie Hack – Curriculum Director  

American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential – Xavier University Montessori Teacher Education Program

Masters of Education from Xavier University

Bachelor of Urban Planning from University of Cincinnati

Orton-Gillingam Associate Level Training

Reading Specialist K-12 – Xavier University

Joined MSH in 2018


Honey Skivolocke – Administrative Assistant

Associate of Arts from Santa Rosa Junior College

Multi Media and Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco

Joined MSH in 2019

 


Hampton Cove

Becky Spooner – Toddler Lead Guide

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

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – Montessori (May 2023)

Joined MSH in 2003


Lacey Champion – Toddler Lead Guide

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

Joined MSH in 2006


Monica Ingram – Primary Lead Guide

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

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

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training

Joined MSH 2011


Elena Barbre – Primary Lead Guide 

American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential (July 2019) – Montessori Training Center of Brentwood, Brentwood, TN

Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of North Florida

Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Florida

Joined MSH in 2015


Carmen Vivanco – Primary Assistant

Montessori Fundamentals: Leadership & Overview of Montessori at the Early Childhood Level from The Center for Guided Montessori Studies

Joined MSH in 2003


Huntsville

Jayati Bhattacharjee – Toddler Lead Guide

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

Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Kolkata University

Joined MSH in 2009


Jeanette Bingel – Toddler Assistant

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Towson University in Maryland.

90 hour teaching certification from Howard Community College – 45 hrs for Infant & Toddler Care and 45 hrs for Preschool Curriculum and Activities

Joined MSH in 2020


Kristin Tichawa – Primary Lead Guide

American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential (June 2021) through The Midwest Montessori Training Center in Evanston, IL

Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy and a Minor in Management from Siena Heights University

Joined MSH in 2019


Tammy Lynn Thornton – Primary Lead Guide

American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential through Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education, Cincinnati, OH.

Joined MSH in 2016


Sophie Crozier – Primary  Assistant

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Athens State University

Joined MSH in 2019


Enaea Smith – Primary Assistant

Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with a Minor in Psychology from Southern Adventist University

Joined MSH in 2020


Angela McCollum – Lower Elementary Lead Guide

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

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Alabama

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training

Joined MSH in 2008


Christy George – Lower Elementary Lead Guide

Elementary I-II Credential, (Ages 6-12) through Montessori Educators International, Inc. (MACTE Accredited)

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Middle Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of South Alabama

Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in Chemistry from The University of South Alabama

Joined MSH in 2019


Chelsea Montgomery – Lower Elementary Assistant

Master of Science in Natural Resources & Environmental Science with a concentration in Wildlife Ecology from Alabama A&M University

Bachelor of Science in Biology from Alabama A&M University

Joined MSH in 2018


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

Bachelor of Science cum laude in Elementary Education from Athens State University

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training

Joined MSH in 2001


Will Bradley – Elementary Assistant & Outdoor Learning Instructor

Montessori Fundamentals: Elementary Level from The Center for Guided Montessori Studies

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (in progress) from Athens State University

Joined MSH in 2017