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. Jamie, School Director

Jamie has worked with children for nearly 20 years and has 13 years of classroom experience in play-based, Montessori, and Reggio -inspired programs before transitioning into administration.  Jamie completed her degree in Early Childhood Education in 2005 and has continued her professional development in the areas of classroom best practices, the Montessori Method, as well as the Reggio Philosophy.

Jamie is very passionate about early learning education and began her career in the Infant/Toddler classroom strongly motivated by the benefits of introducing learning opportunities to the very young.

Jamie is a member of the Montessori Foundation, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and actively participates in several local education groups.

Outside of Villa Montessori, Jamie spends time with her family which includes her two school-aged daughters. They love to travel and explore the great outdoors – enjoying hiking and camping.

As School Director of Villa Montessori Polaris, Jamie is committed to fostering strong relationships with parents, students, teachers, and staff.  She is dedicated to creating and maintaining a nurturing, supportive, and vibrant school community.  She is excited to partner with you in providing the best educational experience for your children.