Namaste Montessori School

607-272-0515

Primary Campus

1608 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, NY

Jacksonville Campus

1872 Trumansburg Rd
Trumansburg, NY

Namaste Montessori School

607-272-0515

Primary Campus

1608 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, NY

Jacksonville Campus

1872 Trumansburg Rd
Trumansburg, NY

Faculty

Staff & Faculty

The faculty at Namaste Montessori School are education professionals with degrees in education, Montessori administration, Montessori teacher certification and/or vast experience with childcare. Lead guides in each classroom are certified Montessori guides with diplomas from Association Montessori International (AMI), the American Montessori Society (AMS), or the Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS).  Within their first year with the school, assistant guides take the CGMS assistant’s education program. And all professionals in the classroom meet or exceed the rigorous requirements for teaching professionals in New York State, including background checks and continuing education. We strive for authentic Montessori practice, working to serve each child with loving care and attention.

Administration

Bridgid Beames
Head of School and Elementary Lead Guide
Irina Chernyakov
Assistant Head of School
Margaret Meixner
Office Manager
Valerie Graves
Primary Program Coordinator

Primary Campus

The primary campus is home to the Hummingbird Toddler classroom and the Chickadee Primary classroom.

Laura Carpenter
Lead Guide in Hummingbird Toddler Classroom
Erica Schillbach
Assistant Guide in Hummingbird Toddler Classroom
Yadaris Otero
Assistant Guide in Hummingbird Toddler Classroom
Lauren Lougher
Lead Guide in Chickadee Primary Classroom
Carrie Gleason
Assistant Guide in Chickadee Primary Classroom
Daniel Slick
Assistant Guide in the Chickadee Primary Room
Simon Adams
Assistant Guide in the Chickadee Room

Jacksonville Campus

The Jacksonville campus includes the Bluebird Primary classroom and the Cardinal Elementary classroom.

Michelle Wheeler
Lead Guide in Bluebird Primary Classroom
Isabella Romeo-Hall
Assistant Guide in the Bluebird Primary Classroom
Elsa Sinurat Semp
Assistant Guide in the Bluebird Primary Classroom
Lex Thompson
Lead Guide in Cardinal Classroom
Tessa Morgan
Assistant Guide in Cardinal Classroom
Hannah Soren
Assistant Guide in Cardinal Classroom
Lynn Mehlenbacher
Assistant Guide in the Cardinal Classroom
Jennifer Birnbaum
Music Teacher