Faculty & Staff


Newburyport Montessori School Staff

2015-2016

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

Sharon Wintner

Sharon Wintner

Educational Director and Head of Admissions

Brown University – Education
Brooklyn College – B.A., English
Northeast Montessori Institute – 3-6 Certification

At NMS since 1986

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– Transition Program

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 | Head Teacher – 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

Linda Kay Fiorito

Linda Kay Fiorito

Assistant Educator – Children’s House

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

At NMS since 1997

Linda Keene

Linda Keene

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

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

At NMS since 2003.

Kelley Knight

Kelley Knight

Lead Educator - Children’s House

Post Master’s Certificate in Early Education, Research, Policy and Practice
Endicott College – MA Ed., Montessori Focus
Northeast Montessori Institute – 3-6 Certification
Ithaca College – B.S., Communication

At NMS since 2006

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

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

Tina Rawson

Lead Educator – Transition Room

Simmons College – B.A., Elementary Education

At NMS since 2016

Linda Seese

Linda Seese

Office Assistant

North Adams State College – Communications

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.

Kristen Donahue

Kristen Donahue

Spanish Educator

Kristen was inspired to learn another language from her best friend from childhood, and she went on to study Spanish in high school, college and graduate school. She majored in Spanish in college and spent a year studying in Spain and The Dominican Republic. She has returned to Spain several times since college to further her language studies.

Davis Lee

Davis Lee

Science Specialist

At a young age Davis developed a deep curiosity about the world around him. Late in high school Davis discovered his academic strength and calling: physics. He went on to earn a B.S. in physics and mathematics (the tool box of physics), an M.S. in applied physics and a Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering from M.I.T. Presently, he works for Applied Materials, in Gloucester; he is the senior manager of beamline development, (a fancy way of saying: they build the machines that build computer chips).