Mrs. McAlister is Directress of Primary I and served multiple years as Division Leader. She holds Montessori certification from the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in ages three through six. In total, she has served at MSA for seventeen years.
Primary One Assistant
Olyvia Patterson is currently working on a Bachelor's degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism. Both her mother and sister also work at MSA.
Primary Two Assistant
Mrs. Beach joins us as Directress of Primary II. She has an Associate’s degree in Accounting and is attending Lander University for official Montessori training.
Mrs. Kirby is new to our Montessori family, and will be lead teacher in Primary III. She holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood with Montessori Emphasis and a Masters in Elementary Education with a Montessori Emphasis, both from Lander University. She is certified by the American Montessori Society and has taught for eight years in a public school Montessori program.
Mrs. Chiles joined us in 2012. She graduated from South Carolina State with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and attended Tri-County Technical College for certification in Early Childhood Management. She currently working towards a Masters of Education in Montessori Education (3-6 ages) from Lander University.
Mrs. Shiflet joined us in 2011. For several years she served as home-school teacher to her son, and also has previous experience teaching in preschool and after-school programs. She directs the Extended Day program for Primary.
Ms. Aumann is our Suzuki violin teacher. She is certified for Suzuki Books One and Two by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Mrs. Maynard has helped us in various capacities, but this year she will be teaching art to our primary and elementary students. She holds a B.A. degree in Studio Art from Converse College.