Faculty & Staff


Maureen Daley

Maureen Daley

Founder and Head of School

Lesley University – M.A., Arts in Education
Northeast Montessori Institute – 3-6 Certification
Ithaca College – B.A., English and Philosophy Northeast Montessori Institute – 3-6 Certification

Donna Burleigh

Donna Burleigh

Lead Educator – Children’s House

Lesley University – B.S., Early Childhood Education
Northern Essex Community College – Associates Degree, Early Childhood Education
Northeast Montessori Institute – 3-6 Certification
At NMS since 2003

Aida Celebic

Aida Celebic

Assistant Educator - Children's House

University of Sarajevo – M.D.
University of Pristina – General Medicine
Rising Stars – Montessori Advanced Assistant’s Overview
Rising Stars – Montessori Toddler Overview

At NMS since 2003

Cindy Chapman

Cindy Chapman

Lead Educator– Children’s House | Lead Educator – Extended Day Kindergarten

Lesley University – Elementary Education
Salem State University – B.S., Education
National Center For Montessori Education –- 3–6 Certification

At NMS since 2002

Judith D'Agostino

Judith D'Agostino

Assistant Educator – Children’s House

University of Maine – Associate in Human Services
Rising Stars – Montessori Assistant’s Overview
Rising Stars – Montessori Advanced Assistant’s Overview

At NMS since 2011

Karen Edmonds

Karen Edmonds

Lead Educator - Children's House

Merrimack College – B.A. in Psychology
Northeast Montessori Institute – Advanced Assistant’s Overview
Northeast Montessori Institute – Early Childhood (3-6) Teacher Certification Program

At NMS since 2010

Deb Fargeorge

Deb Fargeorge

Lead Educator - Children's House

 

At NMS since 2018

Linda Kay Fiorito

Linda Kay Fiorito

Lead Educator – Children’s House

Manchester Community College- Associates Degree, Early Childhood Education
Rising Stars – Montessori Advanced Assistant’s Overview

At NMS since 1997

Beth Howes

Beth Howes

Assistant Educator – Children’s House

 

At NMS since 2018

Linda Keene

Linda Keene

Assistant Educator – Children’s House

Assumption College- Liberal Arts
Rising Stars – Montessori Assistant’s Overview
Rising Stars – Montessori Advanced Assistant’s Overview

At NMS since 2003

Melissa May-Broyles

Melissa May-Broyles

Lead Educator – Children’s House

Endicott College – M.A. Ed., Montessori Focus Northeast Montessori Institute – 3-6 Certification Fitchburg State College – B.A.,  English Literature

At NMS since 2009

Victoria Maxon

Victoria Maxon

Assistant Educator - Children's House; Administrative Assistant

Northern Essex Community College – Associate Degree Liberal Arts
UMASS – Criminal Justice & History
Rising Stars – Montessori Advanced Assistant’s Overview
Northeast Montessori Institute – 3-6 Certification

At NMS since 2008

Tiffany Morris

Lead Educator - Toddler

Juliet Nelson

Juliet Nelson

Lead Educator – Children’s House

Endicott College – M.A. Ed., Montessori Focus Northeast Montessori Institute – 3-6 Certification
Sarah Lawrence College – B.A., Arts

At NMS since 2000

Rose Perry

Rose Perry

Assistant Educator – Children’s House | Assistant Teacher – Extended Day Kindergarten

 

At NMS since 2018

Lauren Sargent

Assistant Educator - Toddler

 

At NMS since 2014

Linda Seese

Linda Seese

Office Assistant

North Adams State College – Communications

At NMS since 2014

Enrichment Staff

Neil Ferreira

Neil Ferreira

Music Educator

Neal Ferreira is a professional opera singer and classical soloist who holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and Providence College. He teaches private voice and piano lessons at the Musical Suite in Newburyport, and this will be his sixth year as the music teacher at NMS. Neal did his Montessori Music training with Matilda Giampietro at Washington Montessori School in New Preston, CT.