P.O. Box 5606 (67 Trescott Road), Hanover, NH,  03755 Tel (603) 6432828

Ms. Claire – Cohort Lead Teacher

Ms. Claire has been at the Montessori Children’s School since 2017. She has been our Art Teacher, an Assistant teacher and Lead Teacher. Ms. Claire has a Montessori primary diploma from the American Montessori Society.

 With a degree in Visual Arts, Ms. Claire’s strong artistic and creative side shines through in the works and art projects that she creates for the classroom. In addition to visual arts, Ms. Claire has a musical side as well! She has graced us with some wonderful music on her fiddle. A passionate follower of yoga and dance, Ms. Claire also brings her graceful movement into the classroom.

Our beautiful gardens and newly added sunflower house are all part of Ms. Claire’s avid green thumb. Her firm but kind nature makes her a much-loved teacher among the children. 

Ms. Adiya – Cohort Lead Teacher

Ms. Adiya has been at the Montessori Children’s School since 2017. She has been an Assistant teacher, our Nature teacher and Lead Teacher. Ms. Adiya has a Montessori primary diploma from the American Montessori Society.

Ms. Adiya’s Montessori background comes from a rigorous training institute in Princeton, New Jersey. With experience at other Montessori schools, Ms. Adiya brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the Montessori philosophy. As an avid lover of music, Ms. Adiya has studied music theory and music appreciation. 

As an experienced knitter, Ms. Adiya's works have been received accolades at festivals and fairs!  Her love of photography is seen in the many candid shots she takes of family and friends. She has had her work shown at the Howe library (and will be seen more frequently on our website!). With her gentle nature and infectious laugh, the children love to be around Ms. Adiya.

Ms. Deb – Cohort Lead Teacher

Ms. Deb has been at the Montessori Children’s School since 2013. She has been an Assistant teacher and Lead Teacher. Ms. Deb has a Montessori primary diploma from the American Montessori Society.

With a degree in English Literature, Ms. Deb leads our wonderful Kindergarten reading program. She brings to our school a strong belief in the Montessori philosophy. Her training in the Positive Discipline method is apparent in the way in which she guides the children in their social and emotional development as well as in conflict resolution. Her eye for aesthetic beauty in the classroom is reflected in the beautiful works around the classroom.

Ms. Deb has been at the school for many years, first as a parent and then as a teacher. Outside of school, Ms. Deb loves to spend time with her large and vibrant family. Her kind spirit and loving nature have made her a favorite among the children.

Ms. Kim – Cohort Lead Teacher

Ms. Kim has been at the Montessori Children’s School since 2016. She has been our Nature teacher, an Assistant teacher and Lead Teacher in the West Classroom. Ms. Kim has a Montessori primary diploma from the American Montessori Society. 

With a Master’s in Education, Ms. Kim’s concentration is in Montessori Studies and Disabilities. Her interest and experience lie in language acquisition and teaching children to read. She also introduced the school to Jolly Phonics, the language program used to supplement the Montessori language curriculum.

In addition to language, Ms. Kim has a strong creative and artistic side, which is seen in the Montessori based works that she makes for the classroom. Her gentle nature and soft-spoken demeanor make her a favorite among the children.

In her spare time, Ms. Kim loves to garden and hike our wonderful trails.