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Beth Lawton

Assistant Teacher Second & Third Grade
  • BA, University of Florida | major in English Literature
  • Previously worked at MMS in Preschool Classroom for four years
  • American Red Cross certified (CPR/AED and Infant first aide/CPR)
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2008
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Erin Sorel

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Florida with extensive coursework in Education
  • Montessori Certification, Ages 6-12
  • Worked as Naturalist Instructor for City of Gainesville teaching programs and day cams on various science and history topics
  • Former Upper Elementary (4th & 5th grade) team teacher
  • Former Spanish at MMS (PreK – 8th grade)
  • Montessori parent
  • Hobbies include hiking, gardening, and arts & crafts
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2002
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Susan Long

Assistant Teacher First & Second Grade
  • B.S. Business, LSU
  • Sewing Studio instructor
  • Certified Bradley Method Childbirth Instructor, 19 years
  • Montessori parent
  • Hobbies include sewing, reading, and exercising
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1999


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Richard Aslanian

Lead Teacher Second & Third Grade
  • B.A., History, University of Florida
  • American Montessori Society, ages 6-9 certification
  • Official of youth sports
  • Parent volunteer
  • Phono-graphix certified
  • Hobbies include mountain biking, all sports, photography, building and tinkering
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1994
Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

adventure Each year the teachers and faculty of Millhopper Montessori School work incredibly hard to help our children learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment. During Teacher Appreciation Week we like to let them know how much we value their efforts. This year’s theme is designed to honor each individual’s interests and choices. As part of our Teacher Appreciation Week activities, the PTO Appreciation Committee is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to purchase for our teachers and staff a gift certificate to a local merchant of their choice. By many families contributing to the same gift, they are able to select something special. Participation is optional and we hope the program will alleviate some of the stress of this busy time of year. If you would like to participate, please place your order on this webpage or you may review the letter that was mailed to your home and indicate the dollar amount you wish to contribute next to the individual’s name. Please total all your contributions and return the form with cash or check (made out to MMS PTO) in an envelope to Crystal Sorrow by Friday, May 13, 2016. You may leave the envelopes at the front desk or hand them to Crystal directly. Gift certificates will be presented to each recipient during Teacher Appreciation Week with a card from the families who have contributed. Dollar amounts are not included on the card. Since the PTO is now a non-profit 501(c)(3), your donation may be tax deductible. Please speak to your tax advisor regarding tax deductions. If you are interested in assisting with planning Teacher Appreciation Week or if have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us at or Have a wonderful end of the school year! Missy Norman & Sheila Koon PTO Appreciation Committee

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