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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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Jessica Pytko

Preschool/Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
  • B.A., Biology
  • Former owner and operator of a daycare facility
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • First Aid & CPR trained
  • Hobbies include running, weightlifting, drawing and playing guitar
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2012
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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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Kathleen Bastien

Preschool/Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
  • Associate of Arts degree
  • Montessori Key concepts certificate
  • Former 1st/2nd grade teacher at PK Yonge (8 years)
  • Hobbies include amateur photography, Civil War Reenacting, and Sewing
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2003