Faculty & Staff

In brief, the teacherโ€™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.โ€

โ€“ Discovery of the Child: Clio Press, 1988

Head of School

Patricia McNicholas

  • Head of School for 50 Years
  • Kindergarten Math Teacher
  • Chief Financial Officer

Doug Thomas

  • Chief Financial Officer


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 Tara

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

Miss Barbara

  • Main Building Supervisor
  • Blue Room Teacher 
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education, MA Special Education, Wilson Reading Certificate
  • 40 Years of Teaching Experience 
  • 32 Years Teaching at CSMS

Miss Jency

  • Main Building Supervisor 
  • Yellow Room Teacher 
  • Wooden Shoe Nursery School, Audubon – Lead Teacher – Sept ’04 to May ’09
  • Center Square Montessori – Sept ’09 to Present

Miss Emily

  • Administrator 
  • Elementary Reading/Grammar/Language Arts Teacher 
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education with a 4th/5th Grade Endorsement from University of Dayton 
  • 9 Years working at CSMS/CSA during the summer
  • Second Year teaching in Elementary at CSA

Miss Marie

  • Office Manager 
  • 10 years teaching at CSMS

Miss Nicole

  • Red Room Teacher 
  • Elementary and Early Childhood Degree and a Master of Science in Reading with Reading Specialist Certification. 
  • NAMC Montessori Certification 
  • 26th year of teaching
  • 2nd Year at CSMS

Miss Abbie

  • Orange Room Teacher 
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Pennsylvania State University
  • NAMC Montessori Certification

Miss CJ

  • B.S. in Sports, Science, & Fitness Management 
  • Toddler Cottage Co-Teacher

Miss Ann

  • Infant Teacher 
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Montgomery County Community College  
  • Over 15 Years of Teaching Experience 
  • 2 Year teaching at CSMS

Miss Catherine

  • Toddler Cottage Teacher
  • 8 years experience in Pre-K
  • First year teaching at CSMS

Miss Jen

  • Purple Room Teacher 
  • Teaching for 5 years in a school setting and over 20 years of child care experience
  • Acquired Preschool CDA and currently obtaining Infant Preschool CDA

Miss Kathy

  • Blue Room Assistant 
  • BS. Education PreK-4
  • 7-8 years of teaching

Mister Ariel

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies from Chestnut Hill College 

Miss Rachel

  • First year teaching at CSMS 
  • Orange room teacher and Spanish teacher
  • Masters in Education from Northeastern University specializing in TESOL
  • B.S. in Spanish Education from Temple University

Miss Kaiya

  • Red room assistant 

Mister Patrick

  • Yellow room aide

Physical Education

“Coach P” Purnell Wilson


Miss Nina

Extended Daycare

Miss Janet

  • After School Daycare
  • Classroom Assistant in Wissahickon School District