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Melissa Hightower

Director of DSS-Licensed Programs

Ms. Hightower began her work at the Montessori School of Anderson in 1996 as an assistant in the toddler classroom. She earned the Montessori Infant/Toddler Associate credential in 2002 from the Center for Montessori Teacher Education (CMTE) in New York. "Ms. Melissa" served as a lead toddler teacher until 2013 when she became the Coordinator of the Infant/Toddler program.

Kacie Chamblee

Infant Lead Guide

Ms. Kacie joined MSA in 2020 with twelve years of prior childcare experience. Her favorite thing about MSA is working with the infants and toddlers and being part of their development and growth. She completed Montessori Beginnings training through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies in 2021.

Leslie Barrett

Toddler One Lead Guide

Mrs. Barrett has worked at Montessori since 2015. She first learned about Montessori while attending school at Greenville Technical College where she received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development. She strongly believes in the Montessori Philosophy. She has been married to her best friend since 2012, and they have two precious children: a son and a daughter who attend the Montessori School of Anderson.

Corey Rainey

Toddler Two Guide

Ms. Corey began working at Montessori School of Anderson in 2016 after graduating with a dental assistant certification in 2014 and realizing shortly afterward that her passion was working with kids. She enjoys working with the toddlers and seeing all of their accomplishments each day. She completed training through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies for Montessori at the Infant/Toddler level in 2021.

Kari Williams

Toddler Three Guide

McKenna Looney

Infant/Toddler Afternoon Assistant

Sheryl Chastain

Infant/Toddler Director Assistant

Ms. Sheryl has worked at Montessori School of Anderson since 1991 mostly as a toddler assistant. She loves working with the children and is amazed at all of their accomplishments at such a young age. Her two children and six grandchildren are the light of her world. She loves Montessori and seeing the amazement in the eyes of the children as they learn and grow.

Sabrina Walton

Infant Assistant

Haley Pressley

Toddler One Assistant

Vivian Hooper

Toddler Two Assistant

Mrs. Hooper began working at Montessori School July 2021. After working in the medical field for 42 years, she decided she wanted to work with small children. She is amazed at all the accomplishments. She's so excited to learn more. She has been married for 39 years, and they have one son who lives in Pennsylvania. He has been married for 4 months, and she hopes to have grandchildren one day.

Kimberly Webber

Infant/Toddler Floater

Mrs. Kim has been at MSA since 2016. She completed Montessori Beginnings training through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies in 2020.

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