Katie

Director

I am so grateful to be a part of the FMA family. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati in communication and organizational leadership, and public relations. My Montessori certification is from Greater Cincinnati Center of Montessori Education and a masters from Cleveland State University in organizational educational leadership. I enjoy family, friends, Lake Erie, Kelley’s Island and being outdoors

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Jennifer

Toddler House

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Kailey

Toddler House

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Kaya

Toddler House

I am a self-published author, and a small business owner. I have two pet parakeets named Angelite (Angel) and Turquoise (Turkey).  I am honored to be back at the school where my love of learning blossomed as a teacher of toddlers. FMA is an important part of my past, and now is a part of my bright future. I studied Horticultural Science at Ohio State University ATI after graduating with Honors from Firelands High School. I am now currently in the process of earning my Montessori Accreditation through Oaks Montessori Teacher Education.

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Martha

Toddler House

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Janet

Children’s House South

I have been a Children’s House teacher since the year 2000. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from the Ohio State University. I received my Montessori Certification from Adrian Dominican College for 3-6 year olds. Aside from teaching Children’s House in the morning, I also teach art at FMA in the afternoons.

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Diane

Children’s House South

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Kristen

Children’s House East

I am a teacher in Children’s House East and I have been with FMA since 2017. I live in Vermilion and love being near the lake. One of my favorite past times is kayaking with my family, and cooking. My family includes my husband Noah, eight year old daughter Georgia, six year old son Sullivan, and 7 month old son Finnegan. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in education from the University of Akron and completed my Montessori credentials through GCCME.

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Leah

Children’s House East

I am a teacher in Children’s House East in the mornings and the enrichment teacher in the afternoons. I have two children, Sunday and Honor who both attend FMA. In my free time, I love to cook and read.

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Kelsey

Children’s House West

I am a teacher in Children’s House West and also teach Spanish for FMA. I have been with FMA since 2016. I completed my Montessori credentials through GCCME. I have two boys, Jax and Levi. We enjoy spending time with friends and family outdoors.

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Christa

Children’s House West

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Lauren

Elementary

I teach elementary reading, language arts, handwriting and spelling here at FMA. This past school year, 2020-2021 was my first year at FMA. I attended Capital University in Columbus for my bachelor’s degree, and I am currently in the process of receiving my Montessori training. I taught third grade in Rossford, Ohio for 5 years prior to coming to Huron. I love to kayak, spend time outdoors, and most of all travel.

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Nicole

Elementary

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Jess

Nature

I have been working with children for nearly 20 years. Between directing dance studios, teaching dance classes, being a preschool aid, a bus driver, a lead preschool teacher for 10 years, and teaching physical education through dance in public schools. I joined the FMA family in 2020 with a diverse set of experiences in child care and education. I earned my Associate of Arts from Lorain County Community College and contuned earning a variety of certifications having to do with Early Childhood Education. I am the Intervention Support Person & Gym Teacher for FMA while also owning and directing a Dance and Fitness studio in Oberlin. I currently reside about 30 minutes from FMA with my family and a pack of feline friends. I am excited to continue sharing my love of learning with every child I encounter.

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Taylor

Music

I have been with FMA since 2017, when I started co-teaching for the toddler house program. In 2018, I became the FMA music teacher. With my love for music and ongoing passion to learn about developing the whole child, I feel very blessed and privileged to work with our families. I love to knit, cook, and explore nature with my little family. 

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Keelie

Art

I’m Keelie! I am a visual artist and a teacher. I love to travel to witness the natural world and to learn about different cultures. I’ve been working with toddlers and teaching art at FMA since 2016. 
I have a masters in cross cultural and international education, a bachelor’s in early childhood, Montessori (birth-three) certification, and multiple yoga certifications, including trauma-informed yoga and working with students with diverse abilities. I also enjoy practicing sign language and Spanish in the classroom. I can’t wait to get know you and your family! 

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