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Christina Eckstein

Preschool Lead Teacher
  • B.A. Music Education; Youngstown State University
  • M.A. Music Performance; Florida State University
  • AMS Early Childhood Certificate
  • Pi Kappa Lamda (Honor Society)
  • Graduate Assistant at FSU
  • Private Clarinet Instructor
  • Hobbies include zumba, running and spartan races
  • Affilated with MMS since 2004
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Lily Tajalli

Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Attended 2 years of French Literature at Faculte de Droit et Lettres in Dijon, France
  • Attended Oil Painting workshops in France & US
  • Former Senior Data Analyst at local gas marketing company
  • Hobbies include reading, painting & tennis
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2009
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Martha Dolan

Preschool Lead Teacher
  • A.A., Applied Science in Child Development
  • AMS 3-6 Montessori Certificate
  • National Child Development Associate Degree/Most Outstanding Student, 2009 Lurleen B Wallace Community College
  • Obtained 62 hours of workshop training (CE)  in Child Development since 2005
  • Former instructor of Kids College atLBWCC
  • Former Head Stat Program teacher (6 years)
  • PreK Lead Teacher at three different schools since 1985
  • Hobbies include gardening, camping and raising butterflies
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2010
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Christina Wegner

Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • B.A., Advertising (minor in Business Administration), University of Florida
  • First Aid CPR/AED certified
  • Hobbies include cooking, sewing and crafting
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2010
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Elizabeth Falls

Preschool/Kindergarten Coordinator & Lead Teacher and After School Program Supervisor
  • B.S. Child Studies & Psychology, Charter Oak State College, Connecticut
  • A.S. Medical Administration, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
  • 3-6 AMS Montessori Teaching Certification – O.M.E.T.I. / Orlando, FL
  • Phono-Graphix Trained, Gainesville, FL
  • FCIS & FKC Review Team Member; 2012 – present
  • CPR & First Aid Trained
  • Montessori Parent
  • Teacher of Afternoon Academics (after school studio)
  • Hobbies include family, traveling, interior decorating, cooking, making jewelry and hand decorating furniture
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1998
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Alexandria Caputo

Assistant Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher
  • B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice
  • Previous work experience involves an after school care program and summer camp
  • Hobbies include traveling, sports, reading, and Italian cooking
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2015
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Renee Brohamer

Preschool/Kindergarten Lead Teacher
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • American Montessori Society, 3-6 credential, South Florida Education Center, Boca, FL
  • Former PreK & Kindergarten teacher, Little Flower Montessori School, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Former Family Advocate, Headstart, Mat-su Valley, Alaska
  • Former Kindergarten teacher, Odyssey Charter, Palm Bay, FL
  • Hobbies include scuba, sailing and water sports
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2007
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Bailey Erickson

Assistant Teacher & Elementary-Middle School After School Program Supervisor
  • From Leesburg, Georgia
  • Studying Plant Genetics at the University of Florida
  • Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Planet Learning Tree Certified
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 missyno@bellsouth.net or rimskoon@yahoo.com. Have a wonderful end of the school year! Missy Norman & Sheila Koon PTO Appreciation Committee

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