We feel so fortunate to have the founders of Firelands Montessori Academy, Peter and Roseann Larrow ,as our Educational Consultants. They bring over 30 years of education and teacher training on the Montessori Method. Peter and Rosann will help ensure a true Montessori Curriculum and Education for all students here at FMA.
Katie Hayden grew up in Vermilion Ohio and after 12 years of living in Cincinnati she is excited to be back home. Katie holds a her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati in Organizational Leadership as well as her Public Relations Certificate from UC. Katie received her Montessori teaching certificate from Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education while working at Montessori Center Room. Katie also has a love of dance teaching for over 15 years. The past 5 years Katie taught and developed a dance program at Mercy HealthPlex Anderson which grew to over 100 students.
Katie and her husband Matt have 3 daughters that will attend FMA. They love to spend time on the water, enjoying trips to the islands, and making lasting memories with family.
Keelie has a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Masters of Art in Cross-Cultural and International Education from Bowling Green State University. She is an artist, highly trained yoga teacher, and has a Montessori Infant/Toddler Diploma.
Katie came to FMA with a degree in Human and Family Studies. She has done a variety of roles including Teaching Aid since graduation. Katie creates a room full of love and trust in all she does with children and you can see it when she is with them.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University. Through BGSU’s inclusive childhood program, she received her license as both a P-3 Early Childhood Educator as well as a P-3 Early Childhood Intervention Specialist. Nicole is passionate about teaching, working with children, an having a positive influence on each of her students’ lives. She is very excited to be a part of the FMA team!
Janet Michel as been a teacher at Firelands Montessori Academy since 2000. She has a 3-6 Montessori Credential from Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute as well as a Bachelors of Art. Janet is the mother of 3 children, all of whom attended FMA. She is also a photographer and takes the children’s school photos each year. She genuinely loves coming to work every day.
Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Union and a Master’s degree from Kent State University. She received her Montessori training from Columbus Montessori Education Center. Prior to joining the staff at FMA, Katie worked as a Children’s Librarian and Administrator in a public library.
Jacob has an Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration on art and technology from Ohio State University and Associates of Art from Columbus State Community College. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Information Technology from Southern New Hampshire University.