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

Staff

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 Mary

  • Teacher; Kindergarten
  • B.S. Early Education
  • Certified Nursery Kindergarten Teacher, PA Private / Academic Schools
  • Montessori Teaching Certificate
  • AMS Member


Miss Erica 

  • Teacher; Kindergarten
  • B.A. Psychology
  • M.S. Elementary Education
  • Montessori 3-6 Certificate
  • Wilson Certification

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 Caroline 

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

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 Subhashini

  • Teacher; Toddler
  • B.A. Child Development
  • Montessori Certification Nursery and Infants

Miss Sarah

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Miss Savannah

  • Elementary Staff
  • B.A. Psychology
  • Pursuing M.A. Psychology

Miss Marie 

  • Assistant Nursery/PreK
  • Child Development Associate Credential

Miss Courtney

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

Miss Brenda

  • Assistant; Toddler
  • Child Development Associate Credential

Miss Hannah O

  • Assistant; Toddler

Miss Hannah H

  • Assistant; Nursery and Prekindergarten

Miss Sabrina

  • Teacher; Infant
  • Child Development Associate Credential

Miss Barbara W

  • Teacher; Elementary
  • Handwriting without Tears Certification
  • BS Education

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