Faculty & Staff

In brief, the teacher’s principle duty in the school may be described as follows: She should explain the use of the material. She is the main connecting link between the material, that is the objects, and the child.

This is a simple, modest duty, and yet it is much more delicate than that found in the older schools, where the material simply helps the children to understand the mind of the teacher, who must pass on her own ideas to a child, who must in turn receive them.”

– Discovery of the Child: Clio Press, 1988

Head of School

Patricia McNicholas

  • Owner/Director
  • Montessori Teacher, Teaching Montessori education since 1972
  • B.S. Education, West Chester University
  • M.Ed of Education Arcadia University
  • AMI Montessori Institute of Philadelphia – Ravenhill
  • AMS Member


Miss Pamela 

  • Teacher; Elementary School Grades 1-4
  • Teaching at CSMS for 13 years
  • NAMC Montessori Elementary Certification
  • Private Academic Certification K-8
  • B.S. Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Graduate Courses Penn State University, West Chester University, Immaculata

Miss Rosemary 

  • Teacher; Elementary School Grades 1-4
  • ESL Certification Immaculata University
  • M.Ed. Elementary Education Chestnut Hill College
  • B.A. in English / Writing Pennsylvania State University
  • Associates Degree College of New Rochelle
  • Lower Elementary Montessori Teaching Certification NAMC

Miss Caroline 

  • Teacher; Elementary
  • B.A. Psychology
  • Early Childhood Montessori Certification from Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies
  • State Board of Private Academic Schools Certification

Miss Tara

  • Teacher; Kindergarten
  • B.S. Early Education
  • Masters Reading Specialist
  • NAMC Montessori Course

Miss Barbara 

  • Teacher; Nursery and Prekindergarten
  • Teaching at CSMS for 32 years
  • Montessori Primary Teacher Certification Chestnut Hill College
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed. Special Education Arcadia University
  • Trained Wilson Foundation
  • AMS Member

Miss Jency 

  • Teacher; Nursery and Prekindergarten
  • B.S. Mathematics
  • Harcourt Learning Direct Teacher Aide Program
  • PreK/Kindergarten Montessori Teaching Certification NAMC
  • State Board of Private Academic Schools Certification

Miss Sabrina

  • Teacher; Infant
  • Child Development Associate Credential

Miss Sarah

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Miss Jen 

  • Assistant; Nursery/PreK
  • Currently pursuing early education degree and Montessori certification

Miss Marie 

  • Assistant; Nursery/PreK
  • Child Development Associate Credential

Miss Courtney

  • Assistant; Nursery/PreK
  • B.A. Sports science and Fitness management

Miss Abbie

  • BS in Early Childhood Education from Pennsylvania State University
  • NAMC Montessori Course

Miss Jen T

  • CDA Neumann college

Miss Amanda

  • B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State

Miss Emily

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education with a 4th/5th Grade Endorsement from University of Dayton

Miss Nicole

  • NAMC Montessori Course

Miss Ann

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Montco
  • Family and Childcare courses from Penn State

Miss Margarita

  • Spanish

Miss Michelle

  • Assistant

Physical Education Teacher

Miss Macy

Music Teacher

Miss Nina

  • Adjunct Instructor of Music at Montgomery County Community College
  • Bachelors of Music in Music Theory
  • Masters in Piano Pedagogy / Advanced studies in Music Composition

Extended Daycare

Miss Janet

  • After School Daycare
  • Classroom Assistant in Wissahickon School District

Office Manager

Miss Gail

  • Since April 2002

Auxiliary Staff