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Christina J. Miller

President, Head of School & Senior Elementary Lead Teacher
  • B.A., Elementary Education
  • Masters, Curriculum Design
  • American Montessori Society Certification, Ages 3-6
  • American Montessori Society Certification, Ages 6-9
  • American Montessori Society Certification, Ages 9-12
  • DCF Directors Credential
  • Contributing Writer of Education Articles for Gainesville Today Magazine, HOME Magazine & Giggle Magazine
  • Hobbies include traveling the world and boating Florida waterways
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1977 (owner)
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Susan Salvatore

Senior Elementary Team Teacher & Morning Care Supervisor
  • Attended University of Florida
  • Lower Elementary Montessori training
  • Hobbies include reading and Gator sports
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1977
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Joanne McFarland

Senior Elementary Team Teacher
  • B.F.A., Graduate Studies in Art Education
  • K-6 Elementary Education Certificate
  • K-12 Art Education Certificate
  • Alachua County & Charter School Teacher, 7 years
  • Summer Pysanky (ancient decorating of eggs) Classes
  • Hobbies include reading, Pysanky, lampwork beadmaking, painting, cross stitch, and arts & crafts of all kinds
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2013
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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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Jennifer Kuntz

Media Specialist & Senior Elementary Team Teacher
  • B.A., English, University of Florida
  • Masters of Libary and Information Science, Florida State University
  • Former Systems Librarian:  Florida Center for Library Automation
  • Former Head of Access Services: University of Florida Health Science Center Library
  • State of Florida Certification: Educational Media Specialist (PreK – 12)
  • State of Florida Certification: English (6-12)
  • Hobbies include Girl Scout Troop Leader (2012), Board Member at Holy Trinity Episcopal School (2010-2013), reading, writing and traveling
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2012
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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