"To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.” ~ Maria Montessori

Our work is about one thing above all else the individual development of your child. Children's Own School's hiring process, supervision cycle, and on-going professional development is designed to ensure our teachers meet our high educational standards.


Our educators regularly participate in advanced training sessions and continuing education classes to ensure that they are always up-to-date with fresh ideas and sound teaching principles.


Meet Our Teachers and Staff:

Elaine Anderson, Green Room Master Teacher

AMS Primary Certification, North American Montessori Institute

Primary Training, New England Montessori Teacher Education Center

B.A. Art Major, Linfield College, Sheriden OR

DEEC Certification:   Lead Teacher Preschool

Lisa Ardizzoni, Business Manager

Woburn High School

Bridget Barrett, White Room Master Teacher

M. Ed, Montessori Concentration, Gordan College, Wenham, MA

AMS Early Childhood, Montessori Institute New England

B.A. Elementary/Special Education, Providence College

DEEC Certification:  Lead Teacher Preschool

Maria Ciulla, White Room Assistant Teacher

B.S. University Gama Filho, Brazil

DEEC Certification: Teacher Preschool

Aine O'Malley Pappas, Arts Specialist

M.A.T. Early Childhood Education, Tufts University

B.A. Art History, New York University

DEEC Certification:  Lead Teacher Preschool

Radiant Yoga Cerification1,2,3 & Differently Abled

Katie Giordano, Blue Room Assistant Teacher

Fisher College, Early Childhood Education

Teacher Certification, The Center for Guided Montessori Studies

DEEC Certification:  Lead Teacher, Infant/Toddler 

Julie Keating, Yellow Room Assistant
B.A. Fine Art Photography, Arizona State University
DEEC  Certification: Teacher Preschool

Valerie McCullough, Purple Room Master Teacher

B.A. Pennsylvania State University, Speech & Language Development

Montessori Primary Certification, Philadelphia Montessori Training Program

DEEC Certification:   Lead Teacher Preschool, Teacher Infant/Toddler

Linda Nelson, Blue Room Master Teacher
B.S Art Education, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
AMI Primary Certification, Montessori Training Center of New England
DEEC Certification:  Lead Teacher Preschool, Teacher Infant/Toddler

Lisa Richtmann, Interim Co-Director

& French Specialist

B.A. Child Study, Tufts University

M.A. Elementary Curriculum and Instruction,

Teachers College, Columbia University

DEEC Certification:  Director II, Lead Teacher Preschool, Infant/Toddler

Natalie Routhier, Purple Room Assistant Teacher

B.Sc. Elementary Education, Clearwater Christian College, FLA

DEEC Certification:  Teacher Infant/Toddler




Children's Own School

86 Main Street

Winchester, MA01890








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