Susan holds the AMS Montessori Elementary Education teaching credential and has been teaching at MMS for thirty-five years. She has experience ranging from age two through eighth grade. Susan has overseen the operation of the Elementary/Middle School Morning Program for seven years and is also the Study Hall Supervisor. Susan teaches History, Math, and manages the students’ individual work plans.
Erin teaches math and Florida history with the fourth and fifth grade class. Erin holds a BA in Spanish with a minor in Secondary Education. This is her ninth year teaching at MMS and her seventh year with the Senior Elementary team. Erin is also a morning care supervisor for Preschool and Kindergarten students. For five years Erin taught Spanish to 1st through 8th grade students at MMS. She has also worked as a Naturalist Instructor for The City of Gainesville’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Erin enjoys being outdoors in nature, gardening and spending time with her family. She has two children that attend MMS.
Coach Cam has worked with children locally for over fifteen years. He has served youth ages 3 – 18 in a wide variety of programs at public and private schools, churches, camps, and recreational facilities. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences and has earned his full teacher certification. He enjoys spending time with his wife Amy, sweet tea, the right notes with the right beat, and making children smile (especially when they don’t want to).
Kyra was born and raised in Florida except for the two years she lived in East Tennessee and moved to the Gainesville area 4 years ago. She graduated a year early from high school in 2011. She has experience with children ranging from ages newborn to 13. In her spare time when she’s not babysitting she loves to read, listen to music, spend time with her family and outdoors. Since her plan is to work with children throughout her life she is ecstatic to start her career working with the MMS family.
Samantha has been living in the Gainesville area her whole life. She graduated from Ft. White High School. She is enrolled at SFC majoring in Building Construction. She plans to transfer to UF for a Bachelor’s degree in Structural Engineering. Her mother works at UF and her father is self-employed. Samantha has a brother who is a Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Samantha has been a Girl Scout for thirteen years and is now an adult member. She enjoys working with children and hopes to continue to do so throughout her life. This is Samantha’s third year at MMS.
Yo’Quarius was born in St. Augustine, Florida and raised in Hastings, Crescent City and Gainesville, Florida. He went to Gainesville High School and graduated Class of 2010. He often went to football games dressed in all purple and white and soon became known as King Cane. He also gained the title of Mr. Spirit. Yo’ is in his third year at Santa Fe College studying Elementary Education. One of his big dreams is to teach at every school he attended. He also wants to teach in public schools in New Orleans. Yo’ comes from a big family where his biological paternal grandmother had six children and maternal grandmother had eight. He has a total of 18 siblings ranging from three year to 29 years old! His child care experience includes working at my church nursery for three years watching infants and toddlers on Sundays and working at a local summer camp with students from grades K-5 with Coach Cam Parker for the past two years. This summer I will have my first experience as a counselor at a sleep-away summer camp in Sayner, Wisconsin. This is Yo’s secondt year at MMS.