OUR TEACHERS

We have built a team of exceptional teachers and staff.

Administrative

Kim Cook
Office Manager

DEGREE

  • Masters of Business/Accounting
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certified

Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten

Kristine Veltri
Lead Kindergarten Teacher

DEGREE

  • BS in Elementary Education/Special Education
  • MS in the Teaching of Reading and Writing
  • SC State Certified Teacher Pre-K-6
  • Montessori Certified
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certified

Joelle Toner
Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

DEGREE

  • BS in Elementary Education/Certified Teacher
  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework

Primary (3-5 Year Old) Teachers

Doris Melka
Primary (3-5 year old) Lead Teacher

DEGREE

  • Montessori-certified

Kari Cornwell
Primary (3-5 year old) Lead Teacher

DEGREE

  • Certified Teacher/BS in Elementary Education/Minor in Music
  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework

Rose Grant
Primary (3-5 year old) Lead Teacher

DEGREE

  • BA in Media Communications/English Literature
  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certified

JoAnna DiPastena
Primary (3-5 year old) Teacher Assistant

DEGREE

  • Experienced Montessori TA
  • BS in Early Childhood Education

Danielle Feigert
Primary (3-5 year old) Teacher Assistant

DEGREE

  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certified

Araceli Papke
Primary (3-5 year old) Teacher Assistant

DEGREE

  • BS in Early Childhood Education
  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework

Pre-Primary (2 Year Old) Teachers

Heather Marshall
Pre-Primary (2 year old) Lead Teacher

DEGREE

  • BA in Elementary Education/Linguistics

Kirsten Mize
Pre-Primary (2 year old) Teacher Assistant

DEGREE

  • Associates of Arts
  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework

Christina Ellwood
Pre-Primary (2 year old) Teacher Assistant

DEGREE

  • Currently completing her Montessori classroom training
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certified

Wendi Bojanowski
Pre-Primary (2 year old) Lead Teacher

DEGREE

  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework

Afterschool Teachers

Tessa Edwards
Afterschool Teacher

DEGREE

  • BA in General Education
  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework

Art & Music Teachers

Mandy Haynes
Music Teacher

DEGREE

  • BS in Christian Education

Wendi Bojanowski
Art Teacher

DEGREE

  • BS in Early Childhood Education
  • Founder of Noah’s Art children’s art center

Regular Substitute Teachers and Volunteers

Tammy Ellwood

DEGREE

  • BS in Human Resource Management/Business Administration
  • Currently completing her Montessori certification coursework
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certified

Cindy Slafka
Office Volunteer

DEGREE

  • MS in Physical Therapy
  • BS in Health Science

Belinda Esposito

Ivan Salmond
Fitness Coach

Jackie Bohli
Volunteer

DEGREE

  • Masters in Literacy
  • BS in Special Education

Renee Katz
2 Year Old Volunteer

DEGREE

  • BS in Early Childhood Education


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