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Faculty and Staff

Chesapeake Montessori School has a staff of 25, including teachers, classroom assistants, and administrative staff.

All Montessori teachers at CMS were trained at an Association Montessori Internationale center. In order to earn the AMI Assistant to Infancy (toddler) or Primary Diploma (ages 2 1/2 to 6), a teacher must hold a bachelor's degree and then undergo a year of extensive training. To earn an AMI Advanced Diploma (ages 6 to 12) a teacher must hold a bachelor's degree and undergo a year of additional study at an AMI center. To qualify as an AMI Adolescent teacher (ages 12 to 14) one must hold a bachelor's degree and complete the Orientation to Adolescence training session. Most of our Montessori teachers also hold master's degrees.

Our Staff

Kris Bettencourt ~ Before-School Care, Primary Assistant

Deborah Bricker ~ Head of School

Ron Chambless ~ Math Teacher

Soo Young Chrisfield ~ Music Teacher

Shandra Dohoney ~ Primary Directress

Caroline Duffy ~ Primary Assistant

Meg Fink ~ Adolescent Program Teacher

Erin Foley ~ Naturalist

Chantou Gerdes ~ Young Child Community Directress 

Jenna Hornick ~ Administrative Assistant

Enas Khrais ~ Young Child Community Assistant

Joan Kludy ~ Physical Education

Susie Moore ~ After-School Care

Teddy Peyton ~ Elementary Assistant

Kathy Sage ~ Elementary Directress

Laura Schrank ~ Primary Directress

Ruth Seerey ~ Business Manager

Heather Strang ~ Nap and After-School Care Director 

Ashley Stubbs ~ Elementary Assistant

Linda Thoms ~ Primary Directress

Amy Trader ~ Primary Assistant

Virginia Viscovic ~ Elementary Directress

Marie Despr├ęs Weeks ~ French Teacher

Robb Wirts ~ Assistant Head of School, Adolescent Program Director
 Young Child Community Directress