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WMS Faculty and Staff

Each teacher, assistant teacher and aide at WMS has been chosen with care for his or her education, mastery of Montessori teaching practices and warmth of spirit. Together, we comprise an outstanding educational community. Our lead teachers are certified by either the American Montessori Society or Association Montessori Internationale and all assistant teachers and aides are experienced in their program and grade level. In many cases, our faculty members have earned masters and post-graduate degrees.


Sandy Andrews

Sandy Andrews

Head of School
NAMTA Admininstrators Cert.
B.S., George Mason University
Joined WMS in 2002
14 years experience


anne

Anne Ricci

Office Administrator
AA from Frederick Community College
Joined WMS in 2015
18 years experience


kristin

Kristin Reynolds

Director of Education
B.A. Education, College of William and Mary
AMS Elementary Certification
18 years experience


Anita Kohli

Anita Kohli

Bursar
B.S., University of Dehli, India
M.S., University of Dehli, India
Joined WMS in 2005
22 years experience


lauras

Laura South

Toddler Teacher
B.A., Longwood University
AMS Infant/Toddler Certification
Joined WMS in 2013
4 years experience


rebecca

Rebecca Riggleman

Toddler Assistant
BA University of Mary Washington
Joined WMS in 2015


Angela Tambone

Angela Tambone

CH1 Lead Teacher
AMS Early Childhood Certification
A.A., Dalton College
Elementary Education Diploma – Italy
Joined WMS in 1985
34 years experience


kirstin

Kirsten Newborg

CH1 Assistant
BA, Randolph Macon College
Joined WMS in 2015
4 years experience


kristen

Kristen De Tomasso

CH1 Assistant
AMS Early Childhood Certification
Early Childhood Education Certification
10 years teaching experience
Joined WMS is 2017


sharon

Sharon Jacobs

CH2 Lead Teacher
BS in Elementary Education with Minor in Child Development – State University of New York
AMS Early Childhood Certification
22 years teaching experience
Joined WMS in 2016


Vickie Hook

Vickie Hook

CH2 Assistant
Joined WMS in 1999
17 years experience



Beverlee Mendoza

Beverlee Mendoza

Lower Plane Coordinator
CH3 Lead Teacher
AMS Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood Certification
B.A., Christopher Newport University
M.Ed., Taft’s University
Joined WMS in 1988
30 years experience


savannah

Savannah Galasso

CH3 Assistant
A.A., Early Childhood Development
Joined WMS in 2016
10 years experience



lauri

Lauri Wawersik

LE Co-Teacher
Masters, Early Childhood Special Education,
Johns Hopkins University
Joined WMS in 2015
14 years experience


nicole

Nicole Ellis

LE Lead Teacher
AMS Lower Elementary Certification
B.S., University of Southern Maine
Joined WMS in 2005
11 years experience


jyoti

Jyoti Amin

LE Assistant
BS in Child Development and Food & Nutrition – University of Vadodara
Joined WMS in 2016
12 years Retail Management Experience


stephen

Stephen Rich

UE Lead Teacher
BS in Computer Science – Binghamton University
MA in Education – San Jose University
AMS Elementary II Certification
10 years teaching experience
Joined WMS in 2017


molly

Molly Anderson

UE Co-teacher
B.A., History, Bethel College
A.A. Liberal Arts, Heston College
Joined WMS in 2014
8 years experience


Ann Mease

Ann Mease

Upper Elementary Resource Teacher
B.A., Michigan State University
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University
Joined WMS in 2012
39 years experience


cameron

Cameron Slaby

Spanish Teacher for Elementary and Middle School
B.A. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
M.A. Boston College
Joined WMS in 2016
8 years experience


okie

Okie An

Art Teacher for Elementary and Middle School
BA in Studio Art and Art History – Oberlin College
Joined WMS in 2009


laura

Laura Newton

Middle Sch Director, Science and Aquaculture Teacher
AMS Secondary Teacher Education Certification
B.S., M.S., Virginia Tech;
M.S., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Joined WMS in 2010
14 years experience


Corinna Hann

Corinna Ferro

Middle School Humanities Teacher
AMS Secondary Teacher Education Certification
B. A., William and Mary
M.A., Hebrew University
Joined WMS in 2010
7  years experience


Amanda-Sale

Amanda Sale

Middle Sch Math Teacher
B.S., Old Dominion University
Joined WMS in 2010
6 years experience


Brandy

Brandy Bergenstock

Middle Sch Art and Technology
B.A., James Madison University
Joined WMS in 2010
21 years experience


Wayne-Hill

Wayne Hill

Middle Sch Guitar Teacher
A.A., Thomas Nelson Community College
Joined WMS in 2010
30 years experience


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Mike Steen

Middle Sch Boat Building
B.S., History
M.A., Parks and Recreation
Joined WMS in 2010
30 years experience


holli

Holli Sawyer

Elementary Aftercare Coordinator
BA in History – Christopher Newport University
8 years experience as Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Joined WMS in 2016


may

May Najjar

CH Before and Aftercare
BA in English and Education – Haigazien University
8 years experience
Joined WMS in 2016


rhonda

Rhonda Rochelle

CH Before and Aftercare
AMS Infant and Toddler Certification
32 years experience


shae

Shareco Franklin

CH Before and Aftercare
AA in Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering – Southwest Tennessee Community College
3 years experience
Joined WMS in 2017


donna

Donna Wolford

Bus Driver
RPN from Valencia Community College
Joined WMS in 2016
6 years experience