CHILDREN'S OWN SCHOOL A Montessori tradition since 1942
CHILDREN'S OWN SCHOOLA Montessori tradition since 1942

"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.


Meet Our Faculty

Elaine Anderson, Green Room Guide

BA, Art, Linfield College, Sheriden OR

AMS Primary Certification, North American Montessori Institute

AMI Primary, Montessori Training Center Northeast

DEEC Certification:   Lead Teacher Preschool

Safa Ammesaghrou, Yellow Room Guide 

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 England Montessori Teacher Education Center, Newton, MA

DEEC Certification:  Teacher Preschool

Lisa Ardizzoni, Office Manager

Woburn High School

Bridget Barrett-Parker

White Room Guide

BA, Elementary/Special Education, Providence College

MEd, Montessori Concentration, Gordan College, Wenham, MA

AMS Early Childhood, Montessori Institute New England

AMI primary, Montessori Training Center Northeast

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

Jing Chen, Blue Room Guide

BA, Journalism, Renmin University of China, Beijin

AMI Primary Certification, Montessori Training Center Northeast

Holly Flood, Director

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

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: Teacher, Infant/Toddler, Lead Teacher Preschool, Director I, Director II

Katie Giordano, Blue Room Assistant 

Fisher College, Early Childhood Education

Teacher Certification, The Center for Guided Montessori Studies

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

Sarah Hirsch, Purple Room Guide

BA, Colby College

AMS certification, Early Childhood, New England Montessori Teacher Education Center


Anshu Jain, Purple Room Assistant

BA, English Literature, University of Rajasthan, India

Montessori Certification: Maria Montessori Training Centre, India

Judy Katz, Enrichment Program Assistant


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

Katie Manizone, Green Room Assistant

BA, University of Maryland, Criminology

DEEC Certification: Teacher Preschool, Teacher Infant/Toddler

Valerie McCullough, Montessori Magician

Ms. Val helps out around the school where needed including early care and all classrooms

DEEC Certification: Lead 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

Alison Vieira, Lead Teacher, Enrichment Program

Montessori Certification: New England Montessori Teacher Education Center

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