"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

BA, Art, Linfield College, Sheriden OR

AMS Primary Certification, North American Montessori Institute

Primary Training, New England Montessori Teacher Education Center

DEEC Certification:   Lead Teacher Preschool

Safa Ammesaghrou, Yellow Room Master Teacher 

B.Sc.  Computer Science and Management Moroccan School of Engineering, Casablanca, Morocco

M.Sc.  Computer Science and Management University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France

AMS Primary Certificate New Enland Montessori Teacher Education Center, Newton, MA

DEEC Certification:  Teacher Preschool

Lisa Ardizzoni, Office Manager

Woburn High School

Bridget Barrett-Parker, White Room Master Teacher

BA, Elementary/Special Education, Providence College

MEd, Montessori Concentration, Gordan College, Wenham, MA

AMS Early Childhood, Montessori Institute New England

DEEC Certification:  Lead Teacher Preschool

Liz Buchanan, Music Specialist

BA, History, Duke University, Durham, NC

MEd, Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

MFA, Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT


Maria Ciulla, White Room Assistant Teacher

B.S. University Gama Filho, Brazil

DEEC Certification: Teacher Preschool

Holly Flood, Director

BA, Natural Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

MPH, Maternal/Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

AMI Elementary Certification, Montessori Institute of Atlanta

AMI Primary Certification, Ohio Montessori Training Institute

DEEC Certification: Lead Teacher Preschool


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 

Suzi Huebschmann, Blue Room Master Teacher

MEd, Early Childhood Education, Gordan College, Wenham, MA

BA, Economics and Romance Languages, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

AMS certification, Early Childhood, Northeast Montessori Institute

DEEC Certification: Infant/Toddler, Lead Teacher Preschool


Anshu Jain, Enrichment Teacher

BA, English Literature, University of Rajasthan, India

Montessori Certification: Maria Montessori Training Centre, India


Julie Keating, Yellow Room Assistant
BA, Fine Art Photography, Arizona State University
DEEC  Certification: Infant/Toddler, Teacher Preschool

Valerie McCullough, Purple Room Master Teacher

BA, Speech & Language Development, Pennsylvania State University

Primary Certification, Philadelphia Montessori Training Program

DEEC Certification:   Lead Teacher Preschool, Teacher Infant/Toddler

Katie Manizone, Green Room Assistant Teacher

BA, University of Maryland, Criminology

DEEC Certification: Teacher Preschool, Teacher Infant/Toddler

Lisa Richtmann, French Specialist

BA, Child Study, Tufts University

MA, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction,

Teachers College, Columbia University

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

Natalie Routhier, Purple Room Assistant Teacher

BSc, Elementary Education, Clearwater Christian College, FLA

DEEC Certification:  Teacher Infant/Toddler




Children's Own School

86 Main Street

Winchester, MA01890








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