Our carefully prepared classrooms are staffed with highly qualified and specially trained staff. Each of our Lead Guides are certified Montessori Lead Guides either through the American Montessori Society (AMS)or Association Montessori International (AMI) in addition to their bachelor’s or master’s degrees. All of our Lead Guides also maintain active memberships with the AMS, AMI, and the Michigan Montessori Society (MMS).
Megan Johnston - Lead Primary Guide and Cedar Classroom Lead Guide
Lauren Mogdis - Juniper Classroom Lead Guide
Amy Hirt - Oak Classroom Lead Guide
Desiree Jirtle - Oak Classroom Co-Lead Guide
Helen Keusch - Oak Classroom Assistant
MaKenna Bell - Oak Classroom Assistant
Ava Klein - Cedar Classroom Assistant
Isaac Ferguson - Cedar Classroom Assistant
Amanda Fuller - Cedar Classroom Assistant
Allison VandeVusse - Juniper Classroom Assistant
Audrey Meyer - Juniper Classroom Assistant
Olivia Lanphear - Juniper Classroom Assistant
Eliza Crouse - Classroom Assistant
School-Wide Classroom Staff
Board of Directors
As a Michigan 501c3 non-profit organization, The Montessori School is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is charged with the ultimate responsibility for financial, legal, and strategic planning and policy issues for The Montessori School. The board sets policy to be implemented by the administration and staff. Furthermore, the Board ensures the integrity of Montessori philosophy within the school. The Board currently consists of nine members (parents and alumni parents of the school) along with 3 ex-officio members including the Head of School and Business Manager. Board members serve three-year terms. Board terms are staggered and Board members are appointed at the Annual Meeting in May.
The Board holds regular meetings throughout the year. Minutes are on file in the TMS office and are available to members of the parent community upon request.