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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Laura

Toddler House

My name is Laura Kish and I am so happy to join FMA this year as one of the Toddler House teachers! I love the joy and energy toddlers bring to everything they do and love learning and growing alongside young children as they discover the world. My husband Nick and I live in Amherst with our children, Lucy (16), Cooper (14), and Stella (3). I love to be outdoors running, hiking, biking, practicing yoga, reading, exploring, camping, and gardening. I have a Masters Degree as an Intervention Specialist from Ashland University, a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wilmington College, as well as a K-12 Reading Endorsement. I look forward to getting to know everyone at FMA.

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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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Nicole H

Children’s House South

I attended the University of Cincinnati as a women’s studies major. After college, I worked in daycare where I developed my passion for working with young children. I have been at FMA as a Children’s House teacher since 2018. The following year I attended the Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education where I received my Montessori credentials. In addition to being in Children’s House in the mornings, I teach physical education at FMA in the afternoons. I enjoy a wide range of physical activities including rock climbing, rowing, hiking and running. I love teaching and supporting children in growing to their full potential.

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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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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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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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Nicole O

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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Misty

Elementary

I am going into my fourth year here at FMA and I teach 1st-3rd grade Math, Science, and Culture here at FMA. I received my bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University. I am blessed to have 4 beautiful children, with whom I adore and cherish with all my heart.  I’m a XC, basketball, track, gymnastics, and gamer mom.  I love to be in the pool, playing/watching sports, and being with friends and family. Traveling the world is a dream of mine.

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Jess

Intervention

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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Michelle

Nature

I joined FMA in 2019 as the Nature Teacher. I have had 10+ years in the education field. I have been actively involved in scouts, the Berlin Township Conservation Club, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Old Woman Creek (OWC) State Nature Preserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). I am certified in EE by the Environment Education Council of Ohio. My goal is to foster the Montessori love of learning by supporting the “whole child”, and connecting to our natural world through “outdoor education”. I am currently enrolled in the Global Montessori Education Institute Early Childhood Teacher Program to receive my Montessori certification for ages 3 to 6.