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Carter Johnson

Social Studies & IT
  • B.A. in Classical Civilizations from the University of Florida
  • Fourth Grade Florida History
  • Sixth Grade Ancient History
  • Seventh/Eighth Grade American History
  • Math 2
  • IT Coordinator
  • First year at MMS
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Sherilyn Farris

Middle School Lead Teacher
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Saint Leo University
  • AMS Secondary Certification from the Houston Montessori Center

  • Former Upper Elementary (4th & 5th grade) team member
  • Oversaw formation of Middle School Program in 1998
  • Teaches Algebra 1, Math Course 3, Ancient World History (6th grade), World Cultures & Geography (7th & 8th grade), American History and Civics (7th & 8th grade)
  • Member and Past President (2010) of the Junior League of Gainesville

  • Vice President of JLG Membership

  • Vice President of JLG Community Advocacy and Research

  • Committee Chairwoman of JLG Community Advocacy and Research

  • Grant Evaluation Chairwoman of United Way of North Central Florida’s Success by 6 Initiative

  • Alumni member of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society

  • Alumni member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

  • Hobbies include volunteering in the community (especially Junior League of Gainesville), spending time at rivers and natural trails, traveling, Zumba
  • Greatest passion is the MMS middle school program and being able to spend time with all of the staff and students
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1997
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Susan Hansen

Middle School Team Teacher
  • B.A., English, Auburn University
  • M.Ed, Elementary, University of South Alabama
  • Bursar, Alabama School of Math & Science
  • Counselor, Camp Beckwith
  • Clerk, Mobile Register
  • Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University
  • Certified teacher, State of Florida; Elementary and 6-12 (English)
  • National Council of Teachers of English member
  • Hobbies include knitting, crocheting, playing games with my kids, arts and crafts, and reading
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2004
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Karina Newman

Middle School Spanish Teacher
  • BA in Architecture
  • Post Baccalaureate Journalism and Public Relations
  • Florida Professional Teaching Certificate
  • Spanish Language Tutor
  • Two children attended MMS
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2010


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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