Our Exceptional Staff

What makes a Montessori education different?

Each of our teachers has been hand picked to make sure your child’s developmental needs are met and their curiosities run free. You’ll often see them searching for the most intriguing, new, and imaginative experiences the world has to offer. They make observations to discover emerging talents, interests, and goals. This approach is what makes a Montessori education unique and special.

What defines our teachers?

Passion. Passion for the individual, the talent, and the ideas of their students. They are here to provide opportunities to experience Montessori education in a hands-on, project oriented environment.  Our teachers provide an unscripted series of lessons celebrating the interests of your child. They are here to help your child connect with the world they live in.

Ms. Elaina, School Director

Elaina has been working in the Montessori community for ten years. Elaina started her Montessori career in the Washington DC area after graduating from Chirstopher Newport University. Elaina has been an Assistant Teacher, a lLead Primary Guide, a Summer Camp Director, an Assistant Director, and she is now thrilled to be directing Villa Montessori.

Elaina received her American Montessori Society credential from the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland. Elaina is extremely passionate about the Montessori Philosophy and the wonderful impact it has on all children. She finds passion in helping teachers and future educators dive deeper into the Montessori philosophy and lessons. She also loves implementing Montessori at home with her own two year old son and enjoys helping parents implement it at home as well.

As Director of Villa Montessori, Elaina is committed to providing an environment of positivity, community, but most importantly collaboration. Elaina believes the key to a child’s success is parents, teachers and administrators working as a team and communicating frequently.

In addition to Directing Villa Montessori, Elaina loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling and watching football!