Primary One Lead Guide
Mrs. Kirby joined MSA in 2014. She taught for eight years in a public school Montessori program before joining MSA. She holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood with a Montessori Emphasis and a Masters in Elementary Education with a Montessori Emphasis, both from Lander University. She is Early Childhood certified by the American Montessori Society.
Primary Two Guide
Mrs. Beach has been teaching preschool since 2008. She joined MSA as the Primary Two assistant in 2014 and accepted the Directress of Primary Two position in 2017. She has an Associate Degree in Business/Accounting and earned her American Montessori Society Early Childhood credential through Lander University.
Primary Extended Care
Ms. Stacy has been at MSA since 2015 and has over 25 years of preschool teaching experience. She graduated from Tri County Tech in 1992 with an Early Childhood Diploma. She loves the "follow the child" Montessori education philosophy. She completed Montessori Beginnings training through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies in 2020.
Primary One Assistant
Ms. Patterson has worked in childcare for over ten years with several of those years in Montessori classrooms at MSA. She has worked with ages 6 weeks through 12 years old and has Montessori experience in the infant, toddler, and primary ages.
Primary Two Assistant
Mrs. Bell has been working with preschoolers for over 30 years, and she has been back at MSA for around 15 years. She is a certified and trained nursing assistant, but being here with your child and at Montessori is her true passion.