Ms. Jenna, owner/director of Stonebridge Montessori School, is a teacher and devotee of Montessori principles with over 20 years experience. She has a BA in Early Childhood Development from Lesley University and has taught children ranging in age from 3 yrs to 8 yrs in four Montessori schools in New England and one in Bracknell, United Kingdom. Ms. Jenna is AMS (American Montessori Schools) certified in both Early Childhood (ages 3 to 6) and Lower Elementary (ages 6 to 9). In addition to AMS certification, she is a certified instructor/facilitator in RCB (Redirecting Children's Behavior) and holds first aid & CPR qualifications.
Ms. Jenna has been praised for her creative approach to activities for young children. This comes from her passion for teaching and from her diverse personal experiences. For example, her nine months in Alaska tutoring children and driving sled dogs, and eight months as a hand on a windjammer ship out of Camden, Maine provide a wealth of ideas that she puts into her curriculum for the children.
As the director and lead teacher, Ms. Jenna will give the children superb education and direction in line with the principles embodied in the Montessori approach to teaching and learning.
Ms. Katie joined Stonebridge Montessori School as a full time teacher in January 2017. She holds an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Manchester Community College. Ms. Katie has recently finished her Montessori Education Training for early childhood online from North American Montessori Center. She also brings 4 years’ experience in center based schools in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In Ms. Katie’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Aaron. They love going on walks, hiking, traveling and road trips. Most of all, the two love spending time with their families and going to the movies and eating popcorn.
Ms. Lori has been with Stonebridge Montessori School since 2016. She has over 7 years’ experience as being a Paraprofessional at the Washington Elementary School. She has also spent time volunteering at the Full Circle Farm for Therapeutic Horsemanship and ‘Road to Independence’ miniature donkey program helping individuals with mental and physical challenges connecting with horses and donkeys in Newport, NH. Ms. Lori lives with her husband and her four-legged creatures. She enjoys gardening, taking care of her animals and enjoying all that nature has to offer. Ms. Lori is known as the teacher that brings a creature in a bug box and shares it with all the children. She loves to share her passion and hopes they will learn the love and respect of caring for all creatures’ great and small in nature.
Ms. Charline has been involved in early childhood and public school education for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Art History from SUNY Potsdam. In the years since she has taught in both private and public schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Stonebridge Montessori School has been home to Ms. Charline since 2016. She brings her enthusiasm, experience and love for learning. Ms. Charline lives in Washington with her son Brett and Schnauzer Fritz. She loves all outdoor activities including gardening, kayaking and swimming. She also has a son, Robert, who lives in Massachusetts.