OUR FACULTY

Hawley Hoggard

Allyson Creel

Ali Mullins

 

Daiana 

 

Meara Phelps

 

Grecia Lucero

 

HAWLEY HOGGARD

Head of School

Education

B.A. in Botany - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A.M.I Primary diploma - Washington Montessori Institute (DC)  

 

Experience

A.M.I. Primary Teacher, Charlotte, NC  1994 – 2017

A.M.I. Primary Teacher, Newport, KY  1990 – 1994

 

Professional Presentations and Teacher Workshops  

Early Language in the Children's House, 2016

The Language Materials in the Montessori Primary Classroom, 2006

Responsibilities of the Primary Assistant, 2002

The Logic of Montessori, 2002

Exploring the Language Curriculum of the Primary Classroom, 1998

 

Service

A.M.I. Refresher Course Primary Level Liaison, 2006

 

Association Memberships

Member of the Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) 

Member of the North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA)

Member of the Montessori Administrators Association (AMI-MAA)

 

 

Education

B.A. in Art - Wittenberg University (OH)

M.S.Ed. in Art Therapy - Nazareth College of Rochester (NY)

A.M.I. Elementary diploma - Washington Montessori Institute (MD)

 

Experience

A.M.I Elementary Teacher, Charlotte, NC  2004-present

Elementary Assistant, Charlotte, NC  2002-2004

 

Professional Presentation

Conference Presenter, North Carolina Montessori Collective Annual Conference, 2015

 

Service

Chair, A.M.I. Elementary Alumni Association Board, 2014 - 2017

Conference Coordinator, A.M.I. Elementary Alumni Association Board, 2011 – 2014

 

Association Memberships

Member of the Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) 

Member of the Elementary Alumni Association (AMI-EAA) 

 

 

LARA JACOBS

Primary Teacher

ALI MULLINS

Elementary Assistant

DAIANA GANDULLA

Primary Assistant

TRICIA RINGLEY

Administrative Assistant

Education

B.S. in Elementary Education - Plattsburgh College (NY)

M.Ed. Loyola College (MD)

A.M.I. Primary diploma - Washington Montessori Institute (MD)

 

Experience

A.M.I Primary Teacher, 3 to 6 Year-Old Classroom, Charlotte, NC  2002 - 2008

MEARA PHELPS

Montessori All Day Assistant

Meara loves to learn and hopes to instill that passion in others through a potential career in education.  

Interests

Music, reading, new experiences

GRECIA LUCERO

Montessori All Day Assistant

Education

Associate degree in Early Childhood Education - CPCC - Charlotte, NC

Experience

Early Childhood Teacher Cadet, Piney Grove Elementary, 2012 - 2014

Interests

Oil painting, basketball, reading, hiking

OUR FACULTY

Hawley Hoggard

Allyson Creel

Ali Mullins

 

Daiana 

 

Daiana Gandulla

Tricia Ringley

Meara Phelps

 

HAWLEY HOGGARD

Head of School, Primary Teacher

Education

B.A. in Botany - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A.M.I Primary diploma - Washington Montessori Institute (DC)  

 

Experience

A.M.I. Primary Teacher, Charlotte, NC  1994 – 2017

A.M.I. Primary Teacher, Newport, KY  1990 – 1994

 

Professional Presentations and Teacher Workshops  

Early Language in the Children's House, 2016

The Language Materials in the Montessori Primary Classroom, 2006

Responsibilities of the Primary Assistant, 2002

The Logic of Montessori, 2002

Exploring the Language Curriculum of the Primary Classroom, 1998

 

Service

A.M.I. Refresher Course Primary Level Liaison, 2006

 

Association Memberships

Member of the Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) 

Member of the North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA)

 

 

Education

B.A. in Art - Wittenberg University (OH)

M.S.Ed. in Art Therapy - Nazareth College of Rochester (NY)

A.M.I. Elementary diploma - Washington Montessori Institute (MD)

 

Experience

A.M.I Elementary Teacher, Charlotte, NC  2004-present

Elementary Assistant, Charlotte, NC  2002-2004

 

Professional Presentation

Conference Presenter, North Carolina Montessori Collective Annual Conference, 2015

 

Service

Chair, A.M.I. Elementary Alumni Association Board, 2014 - 2017

Conference Coordinator, A.M.I. Elementary Alumni Association Board, 2011 – 2014

 

Association Memberships

Member of the Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) 

Member of the Elementary Alumni Association (AMI-EAA) 

 

 

ALLYSON CREEL

Assistant Head of School, Elementary Teacher

LARA JACOBS

Primary Teacher

ALI MULLINS

Elementary Assistant

DAIANA GANDULLA

Primary Assistant

TERESA HANLON

Primary Assistant

TRICIA RINGLEY

Administrative Assistant

Education

B.S. in Elementary Education - Plattsburgh College (NY)

M.Ed. Loyola College (MD)

A.M.I. Primary diploma - Washington Montessori Institute (MD)

 

Experience

A.M.I Primary Teacher, 3 to 6 Year-Old Classroom, Charlotte, NC  2002 - 2008

MEARA PHELPS

Montessori All Day Assistant

Meara loves to learn and hopes to instill that passion in others through a potential career in education.  

Interests

Music, reading, new experiences

GRECIA LUCERO

Montessori All Day Assistant

Education

Associate degree in Early Childhood Education - CPCC - Charlotte, NC

Experience

Early Childhood Teacher Cadet, Piney Grove Elementary, 2012 - 2014

Interests

Oil painting, basketball, reading, hiking

Teresa Hanlon

Grecia Lucero

 

Education

B.A. in Psychology - Winthrop University (SC)

Undergraduate Research: Effects of Psychological Barriers on Climate Change Mitigating Behaviors, 2016

A.M.I Elementary Trainee, Montessori Northwest, Spokane, WA

 

Experience

Reading Teacher, Charlotte, NC  2017

Elementary Classroom Assistant, Charlotte, NC  2017 - present

Interests

Art, cycling, reading

Education

Early Childhood Education - St. Vincent College (PA)

Early Childhood Education - University of Maine 

A.M.I Primary diploma - Washington Montessori Institute (DC)  

Experience

A.M.I. Primary Teacher, Casper, WY  1989 - 1992

A.M.I. Primary Teacher and school owner, Casper, WY   1993 – 2001

A.M.I. Primary Teacher and school owner, Bath, ME  2005 - 2013

A.M.I. Primary Teacher, Fishers, IN 2013 - 2014

Resource Aide, Carmel, IN 2014 - 2018

Professional Development

A.M.I. Refresher Course 2000, 2012, 2015  

MTIPS Conference: Classroom Management 2010; All-Day Montessori 2014

Speaking to Reading and Phonograms, presented by Shannon Helfrich 2006

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training, 1991-1992

Association Memberships

Member of the Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI)

 

Lara Jacobs

Education

B.A. in Psychology - Rider University (NJ)

Early Childhood Education - Penn Foster

 

Experience

Head Teacher, Liberty Montessori: The Place for Learning, Jersey City, NJ 2015 - 2018

Assistant Director, Early Learning Academy, Jersey City, NJ 2010 -2 015

Group Teacher, The Harmony School, Princeton, NJ 2008 - 2009

Interests

Yoga, dance, reading, sports, photography, movies, traveling, animals, and spending

time with my family and friends

Education
B.S. in Biology - Saint Francis University (PA)
M.S. in Biology - Clarion University of Pennsylvania
A.M.I. Primary Trainee, Montessori Institute of North Texas, Dallas, TX

Experience
Biology Instructor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA (1997-2006)
Primary Classroom Assistant, Charlotte, NC (2006-2008)