MDS’s faculty is comprised of talented, well-trained teachers who are committed to fostering each child's growth, curiosity, and desire to learn. Our teachers are dedicated to nurturing children in every aspect of their development--from self-care to academic readiness for Kindergarten.

Every class has three teachers, at least one of whom has received advanced Montessori teacher training and/or certification. In addition, a team of support teachers provide consistently low teacher-to-student ratios in every classroom. At all times, there is one teacher for every four students in our toddler classrooms, and one teacher for every five students in our mixed-age classrooms.

Our enrichment teachers come from all walks of life, and bring with them their passion for their chosen art. They give our students the opportunity to participate in activities that complement the Montessori curriculum, including music, yoga, Spanish, soccer, and organic gardening.

Montessori Day School is committed to its family of teachers, providing ongoing professional development, and an educational assistance program that provides tuition support for teachers enrolling in Montessori and Early Childhood Development programs. As a result, we boast many teachers who have been with us for more than a decade.

Aja-Nicole Hope, Dragonflies Co-Lead Teacher  Ms. Aja-Nicole, known as “Ms. Aja” to many, first joined MDS as an on-call substitute and floater teacher in 2012. She fell in love with the Montessori philosophy and the MDS community and in January of 2015 Ms, Aja became a full-time Co-Lead Teacher. In the spring of 2012, Aja-Nicole graduated from Hunter College with her Bachelors in English Language Arts. She went on to pursue her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, and in the Spring of 2015 Aja-Nicole graduated from Hunter College’s Masters Program. She is currently pursuing her Montessori Teacher Certification. Aja-Nicole has worked with children for over ten years including working at summer camps, teaching dance and drumming classes to children of various ages, and running/organizing after-school programs for children from 8-16 years old. Aja-Nicole is excited to be a faculty member here at MDS and is ready to share her love, excitement and joy with each and every student.

Aja-Nicole Hope, Dragonflies Co-Lead Teacher 

Ms. Aja-Nicole, known as “Ms. Aja” to many, first joined MDS as an on-call substitute and floater teacher in 2012. She fell in love with the Montessori philosophy and the MDS community and in January of 2015 Ms, Aja became a full-time Co-Lead Teacher. In the spring of 2012, Aja-Nicole graduated from Hunter College with her Bachelors in English Language Arts. She went on to pursue her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, and in the Spring of 2015 Aja-Nicole graduated from Hunter College’s Masters Program. She is currently pursuing her Montessori Teacher Certification. Aja-Nicole has worked with children for over ten years including working at summer camps, teaching dance and drumming classes to children of various ages, and running/organizing after-school programs for children from 8-16 years old. Aja-Nicole is excited to be a faculty member here at MDS and is ready to share her love, excitement and joy with each and every student.

Angeline Faulk, Doves Assistant Teacher Ms. Angeline, a Brooklyn native, has worked at MDS as an assistant teacher since 1994. “I like the Montessori philosophy,” she says, adding, “but I love seeing the children laugh. It makes me feel great to see I’ve done a good job teaching them.” She has a special fondness for facilitating “messy art” projects with her students. Ms. Angie has a school-aged son, too. She loves to ride her bike, skate, go to movies, bowl, and plant flowers.

Angeline Faulk, Doves Assistant Teacher

Ms. Angeline, a Brooklyn native, has worked at MDS as an assistant teacher since 1994. “I like the Montessori philosophy,” she says, adding, “but I love seeing the children laugh. It makes me feel great to see I’ve done a good job teaching them.” She has a special fondness for facilitating “messy art” projects with her students. Ms. Angie has a school-aged son, too. She loves to ride her bike, skate, go to movies, bowl, and plant flowers.

Ashley Evans, Bumblebees Lead Teacher Ms. Ashley was born and raised in Tennessee. Her teaching career began in New Orleans, where she taught drama to children. She joined MDS in the summer of 2010. She has a BA in social work and anthropology. She has successfully completed the Montessori teacher training program at West Side Montessori, a Master's in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Concordia College, and NY State Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Special Education. As for what she loves about teaching and MDS, Ms. Ashley says, “I like the positive and loving atmosphere that MDS provides for the children. This is the foundation to empower the children.”

Ashley Evans, Bumblebees Lead Teacher

Ms. Ashley was born and raised in Tennessee. Her teaching career began in New Orleans, where she taught drama to children. She joined MDS in the summer of 2010. She has a BA in social work and anthropology. She has successfully completed the Montessori teacher training program at West Side Montessori, a Master's in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Concordia College, and NY State Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Special Education. As for what she loves about teaching and MDS, Ms. Ashley says, “I like the positive and loving atmosphere that MDS provides for the children. This is the foundation to empower the children.”

Ceneida Santana, Penguins Assistant Teacher Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Ms. Ceneida worked as an assistant teacher for six years before joining the MDS team in 2002. Of her service with MDS she says, “I love the Montessori method of teaching because the children learn by doing. And there’s nothing like seeing them growing in knowledge and independence.” Ceneida holds an A.A.S. in early childhood education and has three grown children. She enjoys music, reading, singing, and spending time with her family.

Ceneida Santana, Penguins Assistant Teacher

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Ms. Ceneida worked as an assistant teacher for six years before joining the MDS team in 2002. Of her service with MDS she says, “I love the Montessori method of teaching because the children learn by doing. And there’s nothing like seeing them growing in knowledge and independence.” Ceneida holds an A.A.S. in early childhood education and has three grown children. She enjoys music, reading, singing, and spending time with her family.

Cherisse Williams, Extended Day Assistant Teacher

Cherisse WilliamsExtended Day Assistant Teacher

Cheryl Denner, Floater Teacher Ms. Cheryl is one of our original teachers at MDS. She was born in Trinidad, where she studied business administration at St. Mary’s College. She’s been teaching at MDS since 1988, working with every age group of children in the school, and is a certified Montessori teacher. In 1992 she became the lead teacher of the first infant/toddler class at MDS, The Puffins, and held that position for the next 14 years. In 2002 Cheryl was awarded ”Woman of Distinction” honors by the Y.W.C.A. for her dedication and contribution to the community. “Each day is a joyful experience for me as I prepare a peaceful learning environment in the classroom, and I am always looking forward to working with each child’s unique approach to learning, as they follow their own independent ideas.” Cheryl lives in Brooklyn with her daughter, and enjoys traveling, costume design, music, and story-telling combined with music and art.

Cheryl Denner, Floater Teacher

Ms. Cheryl is one of our original teachers at MDS. She was born in Trinidad, where she studied business administration at St. Mary’s College. She’s been teaching at MDS since 1988, working with every age group of children in the school, and is a certified Montessori teacher. In 1992 she became the lead teacher of the first infant/toddler class at MDS, The Puffins, and held that position for the next 14 years. In 2002 Cheryl was awarded ”Woman of Distinction” honors by the Y.W.C.A. for her dedication and contribution to the community. “Each day is a joyful experience for me as I prepare a peaceful learning environment in the classroom, and I am always looking forward to working with each child’s unique approach to learning, as they follow their own independent ideas.” Cheryl lives in Brooklyn with her daughter, and enjoys traveling, costume design, music, and story-telling combined with music and art.

Daniela Bertoli, Penguins Assistant Teacher

Daniela Bertoli, Penguins Assistant Teacher

Dedree George, Seagulls Assistant Teacher Assistant Teacher Ms. Dedree has been with Montessori Day School since 1998. She enjoys teaching through the Montessori method, and her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the children happy and hard at work. Ms. Deedree has a great interest in music & loves to travel.

Dedree George, Seagulls Assistant Teacher

Assistant Teacher Ms. Dedree has been with Montessori Day School since 1998. She enjoys teaching through the Montessori method, and her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the children happy and hard at work. Ms. Deedree has a great interest in music & loves to travel.

Evelyn Faison, Doves Lead Teacher Head teacher Ms. Evelyn grew up in Brooklyn. She’s been with MDS for over thirty years, beginning with an internship in 1985. She studied early childhood education at Malcom-King College in Harlem and later completed her Montessori training. “I love helping children acquire the skills they need at an age where it is most important. My main goal is to instill a sense of peace in all the children I teach,” she says. Evelyn loves music and plays three instruments. She also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys reading. She lives in Queens with her partner and three children.

Evelyn Faison, Doves Lead Teacher

Head teacher Ms. Evelyn grew up in Brooklyn. She’s been with MDS for over thirty years, beginning with an internship in 1985. She studied early childhood education at Malcom-King College in Harlem and later completed her Montessori training. “I love helping children acquire the skills they need at an age where it is most important. My main goal is to instill a sense of peace in all the children I teach,” she says. Evelyn loves music and plays three instruments. She also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys reading. She lives in Queens with her partner and three children.

Jillian Smith, Penguins Assistant Teacher Ms. Jillian joined Montessori Day School in fall 2015. She attended Saratoga Springs High School where she majored in the fine arts. She graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Dance (Ballet and Bharatanatyam) with a concentration in photography and oil painting. Jillian has worked as a nanny since 2004. She was a camp counselor, teacher, and co-facilitator at spiritual retreat centers for large groups of children. She received her New York State nursing assistant certification from Schenectady Community College, which prepared her for the work and programming she did while caring for adults through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Jillian is overjoyed to support diversity here at Montessori Day School of Brooklyn.

Jillian Smith, Penguins Assistant Teacher

Ms. Jillian joined Montessori Day School in fall 2015. She attended Saratoga Springs High School where she majored in the fine arts. She graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Dance (Ballet and Bharatanatyam) with a concentration in photography and oil painting. Jillian has worked as a nanny since 2004. She was a camp counselor, teacher, and co-facilitator at spiritual retreat centers for large groups of children. She received her New York State nursing assistant certification from Schenectady Community College, which prepared her for the work and programming she did while caring for adults through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Jillian is overjoyed to support diversity here at Montessori Day School of Brooklyn.

Marion Mitchell, Sparrows Assistant Teacher Ms. Marion comes to MDS by way of Trinidad where she helped run a daycare and studied telecommunications. She has been with MDS since 2004. “I love seeing the kids overcome a difficult task and achieve goals. It’s a joy to teach here.“ Marion loves dancing (especially to reggae music), spending time with her two kids and doing hair.

Marion Mitchell, Sparrows Assistant Teacher

Ms. Marion comes to MDS by way of Trinidad where she helped run a daycare and studied telecommunications. She has been with MDS since 2004. “I love seeing the kids overcome a difficult task and achieve goals. It’s a joy to teach here.“ Marion loves dancing (especially to reggae music), spending time with her two kids and doing hair.

Poppy O'Neill, Seagulls Lead Teacher Ms. Poppy joined the MDS staff in August 2015. She grew up in the great state of Maine and moved to Brooklyn upon graduating from Vassar College. Previously, Poppy taught English Language Arts in a middle school in Brooklyn after getting her masters from Brooklyn College.  She is now working on her Master's in Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College.  When not teaching, Poppy loves to read, knit, craft, bake cookies, and go on adventures with her family. Poppy’s two sons are former MDS students; one a former Seagull and one a former Dragonfly.

Poppy O'Neill, Seagulls Lead Teacher

Ms. Poppy joined the MDS staff in August 2015. She grew up in the great state of Maine and moved to Brooklyn upon graduating from Vassar College. Previously, Poppy taught English Language Arts in a middle school in Brooklyn after getting her masters from Brooklyn College.  She is now working on her Master's in Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College.  When not teaching, Poppy loves to read, knit, craft, bake cookies, and go on adventures with her family. Poppy’s two sons are former MDS students; one a former Seagull and one a former Dragonfly.

Sarah Hdija, Dragonflies Co-Lead Teacher Ms. Sarah came to MDS in Fall 2012 with several years of previous experience working with children and families. Sara holds a masters of education in bilingual school counseling from Hunter College.

Sarah Hdija, Dragonflies Co-Lead Teacher

Ms. Sarah came to MDS in Fall 2012 with several years of previous experience working with children and families. Sara holds a masters of education in bilingual school counseling from Hunter College.

Yvette Gil, Extended Day Assistant Teacher

Yvette Gil, Extended Day Assistant Teacher

Frances Serrano, Bumblebees Assistant Teacher Ms. Frances has taught at Montessori Day School since 2000. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kingsborough Community College and certification from the Montessori Institute of America for ages 0-7. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Frances is a descendant of Puerto Rico, where both her parents were born, and she speaks fluent Spanish. What she loves most about the Montessori approach is that it allows children to explore and discover while learning at a natural pace. Her favorite part of teaching is planning meaningful lessons, especially fun art projects that create a hands-on learning experience.

Frances Serrano, Bumblebees Assistant Teacher

Ms. Frances has taught at Montessori Day School since 2000. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kingsborough Community College and certification from the Montessori Institute of America for ages 0-7. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Frances is a descendant of Puerto Rico, where both her parents were born, and she speaks fluent Spanish. What she loves most about the Montessori approach is that it allows children to explore and discover while learning at a natural pace. Her favorite part of teaching is planning meaningful lessons, especially fun art projects that create a hands-on learning experience.

Joy Simms, Bumblebees Assistant Teacher Ms. Joy, originally from Jamaica, has been teaching at MDS since 2001. “Knowing I’m making a positive difference in a child’s life makes teaching wonderful work,” she says. Joy earned her certification in Montessori teaching and an Associate’s degree in child development, with additional credits toward a B.A. in early childhood education. Outside of school Joy enjoys crocheting, reading, and spending time with family.

Joy Simms, Bumblebees Assistant Teacher

Ms. Joy, originally from Jamaica, has been teaching at MDS since 2001. “Knowing I’m making a positive difference in a child’s life makes teaching wonderful work,” she says. Joy earned her certification in Montessori teaching and an Associate’s degree in child development, with additional credits toward a B.A. in early childhood education. Outside of school Joy enjoys crocheting, reading, and spending time with family.

Melissa Rumola, Sparrows Co-Lead Teacher Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ms. Melissa has taught at MDS since 1998. Initially, she was uncertain about the Montessori method. “I don’t feel I chose Montessori. It chose me. It wasn’t until I became trained in the Montessori philosophy, and had a true understanding of it, that I realized it was for me. Having the opportunity, year after year, to watch all the children I have met grow and develop their whole being in a respectful and peaceful manner is truly the best reward for me as a teacher.” Melissa holds an A.A.S. and is continuing studies toward her B.A. in early childhood education at The College of Staten Island. She has also received Montessori certification. Melissa loves cooking and is an avid baseball (Yankees) and hockey (Rangers) fan.

Melissa Rumola, Sparrows Co-Lead Teacher

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ms. Melissa has taught at MDS since 1998. Initially, she was uncertain about the Montessori method. “I don’t feel I chose Montessori. It chose me. It wasn’t until I became trained in the Montessori philosophy, and had a true understanding of it, that I realized it was for me. Having the opportunity, year after year, to watch all the children I have met grow and develop their whole being in a respectful and peaceful manner is truly the best reward for me as a teacher.” Melissa holds an A.A.S. and is continuing studies toward her B.A. in early childhood education at The College of Staten Island. She has also received Montessori certification. Melissa loves cooking and is an avid baseball (Yankees) and hockey (Rangers) fan.

Kelly Chan, Hummingbirds Lead Teacher Ms. Kelly was born and raised in Brooklyn. When she first joined MDS as an after school coordinator in 2014, she knew a little about the Montessori education model. When she became a Hummingbirds assistant teacher, she had ongoing opportunities to experience and support the Montessori philosophy in action. She is eager to learn more and is planning to pursue her Montessori Teacher Certification next year. Kelly holds a B.A. in Childhood Education from SUNY Oswego and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. Through her educational experiences, she has had many opportunities to work with children from toddlers to sixth graders in different school settings. She enjoys working with younger children the most, because she feels that every day is unique with toddlers and filled with their excitement, creatively, and curiosity. Kelly describes herself as a "big kid." She enjoys running around, going out on nature walks, making art, getting dirty and messy, and sometimes showing her silly side.

Kelly Chan, Hummingbirds Lead Teacher

Ms. Kelly was born and raised in Brooklyn. When she first joined MDS as an after school coordinator in 2014, she knew a little about the Montessori education model. When she became a Hummingbirds assistant teacher, she had ongoing opportunities to experience and support the Montessori philosophy in action. She is eager to learn more and is planning to pursue her Montessori Teacher Certification next year. Kelly holds a B.A. in Childhood Education from SUNY Oswego and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. Through her educational experiences, she has had many opportunities to work with children from toddlers to sixth graders in different school settings. She enjoys working with younger children the most, because she feels that every day is unique with toddlers and filled with their excitement, creatively, and curiosity. Kelly describes herself as a "big kid." She enjoys running around, going out on nature walks, making art, getting dirty and messy, and sometimes showing her silly side.

Sasini Thakolchaisri, Penguins Lead Teacher Ms. Sasini has worked as an educator since 2000, mainly as a Special Needs teacher. She taught as a classroom teacher and then as a S.E.I.T (Special Education Itinerant Teacher). In the 2014-15 school year, Sasini was placed in the Doves classroom at MDS and loved it. When she found out about an available position, Sasini didn’t hesitate to apply, knowing what a great school MDS is. She graduated from Bank Street School of Education with M.S.Ed. in Special Education and from Barnard College with a B.A. in Environmental Science. Sasini enjoys getting to know each of her students, working with their strengths and helping them with their challenges. She is a New Yorker. Her family is from Thailand, but Sasini doesn’t cook Thai food (everyone always ask that, and then is disappointed when she says “no”). She enjoys Sudoku, Scrabble, mixed media collage, and sculpture (stone and wood).

Sasini Thakolchaisri, Penguins Lead Teacher

Ms. Sasini has worked as an educator since 2000, mainly as a Special Needs teacher. She taught as a classroom teacher and then as a S.E.I.T (Special Education Itinerant Teacher). In the 2014-15 school year, Sasini was placed in the Doves classroom at MDS and loved it. When she found out about an available position, Sasini didn’t hesitate to apply, knowing what a great school MDS is. She graduated from Bank Street School of Education with M.S.Ed. in Special Education and from Barnard College with a B.A. in Environmental Science. Sasini enjoys getting to know each of her students, working with their strengths and helping them with their challenges. She is a New Yorker. Her family is from Thailand, but Sasini doesn’t cook Thai food (everyone always ask that, and then is disappointed when she says “no”). She enjoys Sudoku, Scrabble, mixed media collage, and sculpture (stone and wood).

Huw Gower, Visiting Music Teacher An accomplished recording and touring guitarist in the UK and the US since the 1970's, Mr. Huw began his second career in 1990 when he was hired as music teacher by PS 3 in Greenwich Village. By 1992 he had received his accreditation as a certified Orff Music specialist; an immediate affiliation with Turtle Bay Music School as their primary Outreach Program provider gave him a unique opportunity to deliver music to an ever-expanding spectrum of schools throughout the greater NY area for the next 15 years. Recommended by TBMS, in April 1993 he was invited to become one of the MDS specialists. Off campus, he records with his new band, Ice Cream Skyscraper, who released their debut CD, Granite, With Rainbow Sprinkles, in 2012, and have a new one, Honey And Wisdom, in the works. He currently lives in upper Manhattan with his cat, Winston.

Huw Gower, Visiting Music Teacher

An accomplished recording and touring guitarist in the UK and the US since the 1970's, Mr. Huw began his second career in 1990 when he was hired as music teacher by PS 3 in Greenwich Village. By 1992 he had received his accreditation as a certified Orff Music specialist; an immediate affiliation with Turtle Bay Music School as their primary Outreach Program provider gave him a unique opportunity to deliver music to an ever-expanding spectrum of schools throughout the greater NY area for the next 15 years. Recommended by TBMS, in April 1993 he was invited to become one of the MDS specialists. Off campus, he records with his new band, Ice Cream Skyscraper, who released their debut CD, Granite, With Rainbow Sprinkles, in 2012, and have a new one, Honey And Wisdom, in the works. He currently lives in upper Manhattan with his cat, Winston.

Love Muwwakkil, Dragonflies Assistant Teacher

Love Muwwakkil, Dragonflies Assistant Teacher

Nicole Scoma, Sparrows Co-Lead Teacher Ms. Nicole grew up in Westchester County and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. Nicole completed her Early Childhood Montessori Certification in the Spring of 2015. She holds her BA from SUNY Oneonta in Childhood Education and is working towards her Master’s degree in Early Childhood/Special Education. Nicole began teaching in a preschool in Westchester County, fell in love with the younger children and has been teaching toddlers/preschoolers since 2008. Nicole enjoys bringing her love of baking, reading, and singing into her classroom for her students. Nicole joined MDS in the Fall of 2013, and is loving every minute of it.

Nicole Scoma, Sparrows Co-Lead Teacher

Ms. Nicole grew up in Westchester County and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. Nicole completed her Early Childhood Montessori Certification in the Spring of 2015. She holds her BA from SUNY Oneonta in Childhood Education and is working towards her Master’s degree in Early Childhood/Special Education. Nicole began teaching in a preschool in Westchester County, fell in love with the younger children and has been teaching toddlers/preschoolers since 2008. Nicole enjoys bringing her love of baking, reading, and singing into her classroom for her students. Nicole joined MDS in the Fall of 2013, and is loving every minute of it.

Rafaella Soares-Bailey, Doves Assistant Teacher

Rafaella Soares-Bailey, Doves Assistant Teacher

Stephanie Jabre, Extended Day Coordinator

Stephanie Jabre, Extended Day Coordinator

Jeannine Cook-Fisher, Hummingbirds Assistant Teacher Ms. Jeannine received her Associate's Degree in Business and, after working in that field for two years, discovered a passion for working with children. She went on to work in private and co-op preschool settings as an Assistant Teacher for four years, and obtained a Level 3 NYS Assistant Teacher certification. She began her career at MDS in the Sparrows classroom as a summer intern. She was then hired as an Assistant Teacher in the Sparrows room for the 2013/2014 school year. In spring of 2016 she completed the West Side Montessori School Infant/Toddler training program. Presently she is enrolled in Grand Canyon University for her Bachelors in Education. Ms. Jeannine loves to read and write and is a proud mother of two.

Jeannine Cook-Fisher, Hummingbirds Assistant Teacher

Ms. Jeannine received her Associate's Degree in Business and, after working in that field for two years, discovered a passion for working with children. She went on to work in private and co-op preschool settings as an Assistant Teacher for four years, and obtained a Level 3 NYS Assistant Teacher certification. She began her career at MDS in the Sparrows classroom as a summer intern. She was then hired as an Assistant Teacher in the Sparrows room for the 2013/2014 school year. In spring of 2016 she completed the West Side Montessori School Infant/Toddler training program. Presently she is enrolled in Grand Canyon University for her Bachelors in Education. Ms. Jeannine loves to read and write and is a proud mother of two.

Maribel Nunez, Hummingbirds Assistant Teacher

Maribel Nunez, Hummingbirds Assistant Teacher

Nina Garland, Floater/Assistant Teacher, Movement Teacher Brooklyn native Ms. Nina has been with MDS since 1989. After studying Montessori philosophy, she instituted the school’s movement program, now an integral part of MDS culminating in an annual performance. She’s studied ballet, tap and jazz and worked as a choreographer and performer for over 40 years, working with a host of theater, dance, and music luminaries including Max Roach, Ben Vereen, Katherine Dunham, Ozzie Davis and many others. Her favorite part of teaching, she tells us, “is watching the children grow and discover the world around them. It’s a source of joy and wonder that just never dies.” When not teaching she likes sewing, embroidery, and going to the beach.

Nina Garland, Floater/Assistant Teacher, Movement Teacher

Brooklyn native Ms. Nina has been with MDS since 1989. After studying Montessori philosophy, she instituted the school’s movement program, now an integral part of MDS culminating in an annual performance. She’s studied ballet, tap and jazz and worked as a choreographer and performer for over 40 years, working with a host of theater, dance, and music luminaries including Max Roach, Ben Vereen, Katherine Dunham, Ozzie Davis and many others. Her favorite part of teaching, she tells us, “is watching the children grow and discover the world around them. It’s a source of joy and wonder that just never dies.” When not teaching she likes sewing, embroidery, and going to the beach.

Sally Nicholson-Poole, Floater Assistant Teacher

Sally Nicholson-Poole, Floater Assistant Teacher

Tineya White, Substitute Assistant Teacher Ms. Tineya started at MDS as an after school assistant in the 2013-2014 school year.

Tineya White, Substitute Assistant Teacher

Ms. Tineya started at MDS as an after school assistant in the 2013-2014 school year.