Meet The Staff
Ms. Cheryl has one son and has been married for 28 years and resides in Orange. She ran her own Family Child Care for 13 years before continuing her education path of teaching. Ms. Cheryl believes that children love to learn at a young age and absorb so much. To watch their eyes when they succeed is the most rewarding part of her job. Ms. Cheryl began working at Petersham Montessori in 2005 as the Head of School. She loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends; she is involved in several community organizations that involve children.
Ms. Kathy has been married for 37 yrs. She has done family child care for years and has been working in child care for most of her adult life. She has 4 grown children of her own and has also fostered children. Her children never attended a Montessori school, but later in life, Ms. Kathy realized that she raised her children using Maria's methods. (It's just a natural way to learn!) Ms. Kathy has been working at the Petersham Montessori School since 1998. Her love for children and Maria's methods has kept her grounded in her love for learning. Along with teaching, her other interests are figure skating, hiking, kayaking, camping, any hand crafts such as needle point, knitting, crocheting, and reading.