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Faculty and Staff

Chesapeake Montessori School has a staff of 24, including teachers, classroom assistants, and administrative staff.

All Montessori teachers at Chesapeake Montessori School were trained at an Association Montessori Internationale center. In order to earn the AMI Young Child (toddler) or Primary Diploma, a teacher must hold a bachelor's degree and then undergo a year of extensive training. To earn an AMI Advanced Diploma (for ages 6 to 12) a teacher must hold a bachelor's degree, study the Primary level, and undergo a year of additional study at an AMI center. To earn an AMI Adolescent Diploma a teacher must hold a bachelor's degree and then undergo 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

Bernadette Bolte ~ Elementary Directress

Deborah Bricker ~ Head of School

Soo Young Chrisfield ~ Music Teacher

Shandra Dohoney ~ Primary Directress

Caroline Duffy ~ Primary Assistant

Meg Fink ~ Adolescent Community Directress

Erin Foley ~ Elementary Assistant

Joan Garcia ~ Physical Education, After-School Care

Chantou Gerdes ~ Young Child Community Directress 

Michelle Guy ~ Primary Assistant

Enas Khrais ~ Young Child Community Assistant

Susie Moore ~ Nap, After-School Care

Kathy Sage ~ Elementary Directress

Hope Salb ~ Administrative Assistant

Lynn Satterfield ~ Admissions and Development Coordinator

Laura Schrank ~ Primary Directress

Ruth Seerey ~ Business Manager

Heather Strang ~ Nap and After-School Care Supervisor  

Ashley Stubbs ~ Elementary Assistant

Linda Thoms ~ Classroom Assistant

Alice Casco Wallner ~ Primary Directress

Marie Despres Weeks ~ French Teacher

Robb Wirts ~ Adolescent Program Director
 Young Child Community Directress