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Meet The Staff


Cheryl Calcari
Head of School

Cheryl joined us in 2005, she is excited to continue as Head of School and Montessori teacher for the upcoming year.  And has a true passion for working with young learners!!  Helping each child progress in loving to learn.


She  has been married for 37  years and has a son and daughter- in- law. She and her husband  love to watch them train their horses and ride.  She enjoys reading, caring for their flower gardens, relaxing at the pool, and spending time with friends and family. Cheryl  takes pride in  the many  non- profit organization boards she sits on which help serve the community she lives in. I look forward to working together with you as partners in your child’s growth and development!!


Pam Manjourea
Lead Teacher

Pam has her associates degree in early childhood education and is finishing up her bachelor's degree in Psychology with a a concentration in child & adolescent development. She has over 25 years of experience working with children ranging from birth to school age. She has 2 adult children and a teenage boy, as well as two grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, going to sporting events, and taking vacations to new places.


Lynn Scott
Classroom Assistant

Lynn has been a Petersham resident her whole life. Her kids went to the Petersham Montessori School. Lynn is very active in the Petersham Congregational Church and Petersham Lions Lynn interests are Camping, Hiking, Reading  and spending time with her family.

Congratulations to Lynn on her Montessori teaching certification!

A trained Montessori teacher acts as a guide between the child’s readiness and the appropriate lesson. Dr. Montessori recognized the importance of engaging the child’s mind through active interaction with his environment and said that “mental development must be connected to movement and be dependent on it.” Specifically designed Montessori materials enable the child to fix his attention on the lesson by focusing both the hand and the mind simultaneously. This effort at coordinating the brain with movement at the earliest ages is unique to Montessori.

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