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Faculty Members - Elementary

Lower Elementary Asst. - Ms. Evelyn

Ms. Evelyn has had many roles at our school, as a Mom and a valued substitute.  She now is assisting Ms. Ellen in our Lower Elementary classroom.  With 7 years experience working with children, Ms. Evelyn brings a wealth of experience and education (BA in Art & Music and Masters degree in Library Science).  In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, sewing and knitting..

Lower Elementary Sunset Lead - Ms. Jenna

Though Ms. Jenna was born in Charlotte, she has packed in lots of international experiences before joining our school.  A Salem College graduate (BA in Teaching, Schools & Society with a concentration in Literacy, minor in Spanish), Jenna has worked with elementary-aged students both here and abroad and is a finalist for the NC Student Teacher of the Year Award. Being a Moravian, she enjoys living in Old Salem and studying Moravian history.

Lower Elementary Asst. - Ms. Leila

Ms. Leila has worked with children for over 13 years, 5 of them at our school. Though she worked with various age groups in Montessori settings prior to joining our faculty, elementary age students are by far her favorite. Having been born and raised in Russia, Ms. Leila adds a unique cultural perspective to the classroom.

Lower Elementary Lead - Ms. Shama

Shama has recently completed her AMI Elementary (6-12) training at The Washington Montessori Institute and earned a Masters of Education from Loyola University Maryland.  Prior to beginning her AMI training, she was Site Director for an afterschool program in Fredericksburg, VA. While completing her Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics at The University of Mary Washington, Shama volunteered at The Montessori School of Mclean as a Lower Elementary Guide Assistant. Originally from Nairobi,...

Lower Elementary Lead - Ms. Ellen

Montessori and the love of the earth go hand in hand. No one embodies this connection more than Ms. Ellen. With a Montessori elementary teaching credential, plus a Masters degree in Environmental Education, Ms. Ellen shares her passion and knowledge about the world in a way that excites and inspires her students. A master gardener, beekeeper and avid birder, she enjoys helping children develop a mutually enhancing relationship with the natural world and appreciation of the interconnectedness...

PE Teacher - Mr. Austin

Austin brings to TMS a unique set of skills to his roles as our PE teacher and coordinator of our co-curricular programs, which include our Summer Ventures and Sunset Studios.  In addition to his life-long experiences as an athlete and coach, Austin brings valuable project and staff management skills acquired during his time with Belk. He also has a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people, evidenced in his work for the March of Dimes and the Special Olympics over the...

Spanish Teacher - Ms. Luisa

Ms. Luisa was born and raised in Colombia and has shared her language and culture with our students since 2008. Approaching language from an immersion perspective, Ms. Luisa interacts with the students almost entirely in Spanish. Whether a child needs help buttoning a sweater or carrying on a conversation in Spanish about the weather, Ms. Luisa offers caring and supportive guidance to all the students.

Upper Elementary Asst. - Ms. Meredith

Between her 8 years of working with children and her years of extensive travel (visited over 16 countries), Ms. Meredith has a diverse and broad wealth of experience to share with her students.  Most recently she worked with middle school children in reading/language arts, writing and social studies.  Ms. Meredith holds a BA in American History and Geography and is scheduled to complete a Masters of Arts in Teaching in 2017.  Ms. Meredith, her fiance and their two black labs recently settled...

Upper Elementary Asst. - Ms. Sally

Sally started her journey at TMS as a parent three years ago and served on the Adolescent Program Steering committee in 2016-2017. In August 2017 she takes on a new role as an assistant in Upper Elementary, and in the 2018-19 school year, she will be the first Lead Guide in our Adolescent Program. Sally earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from UNCG, a Master of Arts in Teaching (K-6 certified) from Salem College, and is finishing her doctorate in Education at UNC Chapel Hill....

Upper Elementary Lead - Ms. Sarah

Ms. Sarah has 6 years experience in Upper Elementary, the past 2 years in the capacity of lead teacher. After finishing a BA in History/Political Science, Ms. Sarah transitioned into the field of education, earning an M.Ed. We are fortunate to have Ms. Sarah’s breadth of knowledge, boundless enthusiasm and sense of humor in our upper elementary classroom.

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