Greenville Montessori carefully selects staff from many applicants by using the following process. References, FBI background checks, and fingerprinting are done prior to hiring. All teachers are required to have current CPR and First Aid certification. Teachers with less than 2 years of previous experience must complete a 24 hour pre-service training. All teachers are required to attend a minimum of 24 hours of additional training each year that is relevant to the age group they teach.
We actively seek candidates that are Montessori certified with Montessori teaching experience. All of our teachers in Primary and Elementary classrooms are Montessori certified.
Ms. Michele - Infant
Ms. Michele is a native of Louisiana. She moved to Texas in 2002. She has been in child care since 2000 and loves looking after babies.
Ms. Dianet - Pre-toddler
Ms. Dianet has been in child care for 17 years and looked after infants and toddlers as a lead teacher. She believes kindness, respect and calmness is fundamental in caring for and teaching children. Ms. Dianet is originally from Mexico.
Ms. Edna - Toddler 1
Ms. Edna is one of our most seasoned team member. She has been a Montessori teacher since 1999. She loves teaching and has been with Greenville Montessori since 2012. She is a very passionate teacher who loves her kids! She is very proud to be a certified Montessori teacher since Aug 2016. Her biggest reward has been to pick up the latest Montessori skills through her certification and apply them in her classroom.
Ms. Fabi - Toddler 2
Ms. Fabi has been in child care since 2007. She has been with toddlers for most of that time. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and learning from children. Ms. Fabi has been with Greenville Montessori since 2011 and is very happy to be a part of the school's family.
Ms. Anissa - Primary 1
Ms. Anissa has been with Greenville Montessori since it opened in 2011. She is the lead teacher in her primary classroom. She has been teaching the 3-6 years age group since 2001. She is Montessori certified and feels so proud to see her students grow and achieve so much while being with her.
Ms. Veronica - Primary 2
Ms. Veronica obtained her teaching degree at the St. Joseph's Teachers' College in Kingston, Jamaica and has taught Elementary for 20 years. She is Montessori certified and loves working with kids in the 3-5 years' age range.
Ms. Ileana - Primary 3
Ms. Ileana has over 18 years of teaching experience. She is Montessori certified and enjoys working with children and watch them learn and grow. She loves how they make you laugh with the little things they say. She is delighted to be part of the Primary classroom.
Ms. Krishna - Kindergarten-Elementary
Ms Krishna is a certified Montessori Elementary teacher since 2009. She has worked with Primary and Elementary classes for 8 years. She joined Greenville in July 2016 and is the Elementary teacher for KG and Grades 1,2 and 3.
Ms. Krishna is fond of reading, arts and crafts, designing projects and mentoring children in social & emotional skills.
Ms. Jayashree Blench - Director
Ms. Blench comes to Greenville with a wealth of both experience and Montessori training. She was a high school Teacher before making the change to Montessori in 2001 in California. She is Montessori certified for Infants through Preschool and spent 8 years in the classrooms with different age groups. In 2009, she obtained her Montessori Director's credentials and started working as a Center Director. She moved to TX in 2014 and has been a Montessori Director to date. Ms. Blench is a qualified yoga instructor, and along with a love for music, art and story-telling, she has a passion for bringing creativity to classrooms. As a Director, she enjoys guiding and training teachers to bring their special talents to the children and enjoys sharing their gifts with young minds. Jayashree & her husband are very fond of travelling and learning and appreciating different cultures, languages and lifestyles.
Ms. Cameron - Office Manager
Ms. Cameron has been with Greenville Montessori since 2011. She joined the team as a caregiver in the infant, Pre-Toddler and Toddler classrooms before being a part of the management staff. She has 14 years of childcare experience. Although she misses being with the kids, she looks forward to greeting all of the parents and children at Greenville each day.
Laura Arrons-Fort - Front Desk Manager
Ms. Laura Arrons- Fort joined the Greenville Montessori School in August 2016 as the Front Desk Manager. She has over 5 years experience in the child care industry. She recently moved from Florida where she most recently worked as the Administrative Director of a Montessori School in St. Augustine, Florida . Ms. Laura's experience prior to her director role included working as a teacher with various age groups ranging from infants to school age children. After teaching for two years, she moved into an administrative role as an Office Manager and as an Assistant Director of a traditional Nationally accredited early childcare program . Ms. Laura holds a CDA, as well as her National Director's Credential. She is very excited to be in Texas, and part of the Greenville Montessori community.
Ms. Amanda - Chef
Ms. Amanda is from Lone Star, Texas and has helped to raise her three nephews. She has worked in the food industry for over 20 years. She has a wealth of knowledge in healthy cuisine and nutrition and looks forward to creating healthy and delicious meals for the children of Greenville Montessori.