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

Erin Sorel

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Florida with extensive coursework in Education
  • Currently working on Montessori Elementary Certification (grades 1 – 6)
  • 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

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



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