Started and ran a preschool program for four years where I was director and head teacher.
Xavier University, Bachelor's of Science, Montessori and Elementary Education
Xavier Universtiy, Graduate work - no degree specified
6 years at Terry's Montessori
1 year at Springer School
4 years at Carson Montessori (Cincinnati Public Schools, presently Dater Montessori)
6 years at Miami Valley Christian Academy
1 year at Children's Meeting House
What I Love About CMH:
I love working with the children. It is exciting to see how much they grow and learn. It is wonderful to share there joys and sorrows, to get hugs and handshakes. I love that they are so open to share their lives. It is fun to watch how their minds work and interpret life.
I love the caring and supportive parents. I know it takes a lot of trust to give your child to other people; it was for me. It's great to be trusted, supported and appreciated.
I love the people that I work with.
I love having others to talk to about new ideas to try.
I love being able to give my input.
What do I do in my free time?
I like to do things with my children - arts and crafts, games, hikes and occasional bike rides. I like to read and lately, I've really begun to enjoy Sudoku.
Megan Kelly, Pre-Primary Classroom 3
Xavier University: B.A. in Montessori Education
Mount Notre Dame High School
The Child’s Place Montessori School: December 2006-August 2010
Dater Montessori: August 2006-December 2006 (student teacher)
Mercy Montessori Center: January 2006-May 2006 (student teacher)
Various Restaurants: 1997-2006
Nanny/Babysitter for different families during the summer
Children's Meeting House: 2010 - Present
Proud Mom of 2 boys (Ryan and Kyle)
My wonderful husband Kevin
Helping young children grow and learn through the Montessori philosophy
What I enjoy in my free time:
Spending time with my family
Playing with my golden retriever named Griffey
Going to University of Cincinnati football games
Traveling (although I do not get to do it as much as I would like)
Tasha James, Pre-Primary 3 Assistant
Bachelor of Science degree, Honors, in Biological Sciences from Lancaster University , England.
Montessori Diploma (3-6 years age group) from the London Montessori Centre, England.
In this my first year at CMH I am thrilled to be a part of this vibrant, caring community where respect, love of our beautiful environment and the joy of learning are cherished by all.
Volunteer work for Greenpeace, in Holland.
Water Quality Officer, Water industry, England.
8 Years of teaching experience in Montessori Pre-schools in England and the USA.
Our son Kit, is at Ohio State University studying Material Science and Engineering and our daughter Anna, is starting her degree this fall in Rotterdam, Holland in International Business Administration. So it is just Martin, myself and our sweet yorkshire terrier, Kira, at home now.
I am fluent in Spanish, English and Italian, having lived in Peru, England and Italy.
As part of an a cappella choir, I have performed in other languages and countries.
A love of everything outdoors has led me to some amazing freeclimbing, hiking to the top of Mount Kenya, cycle touring across Europe, 5 half marathons, the Karrimor Mountain Marathon and a one day 112 mile charity bicycle ride. I also hold 4th kyu in Shotokan Karate.
I love to travel and have explored Peru, Argentina, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Holland, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Kenya, Lamu, the Carribean, Corsica, Sardinia, Capri and the Kornati Islands so far.
I enjoy trying foods from all countries and cultures.
I am passionate about music and our amazing planet.
Yoga and cycling are both so relaxing so I do plenty of both.