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Our Teachers

Laurin Abramson

Pre-Primary Head Teacher, The Acorn Room

  • BA, cum laude, Social Work, San Francisco State University
  • Pre-Primary Montessori Training, Ross Academy Montessori Schools
  • 2001 - 2005 Recipient of Marin Education Fund Stipend
  • 40 years teaching, 35 years at MdTL

Jessica Harvey

Primary Head Teacher, The Sequoia Room

  • BA, Child Development, Sacramento State University
  • Primary Montessori Credential, The Montessori Institute of San Diego
  • Special Needs Certificate, Montessori Center International, London, England
  • 21 years teaching, 9 years at MdTL
  • AMI Certificate of Completion, Intensive 10 week Inclusive Education Course, Montessori Institute of San Diego

Jennifer Krasowski

Primary Head Teacher, The Maple Room

  • BS, Psychology with a minor in Child Development, University of California, Davis
  • Primary Montessori Credential, The Montessori Institute of San Diego
  • MA, Montessori Education, Loyola University, Maryland
  • 13 years teaching at MdTL
  • AMI Certificate of Completion, Intensive 10 week Inclusive Education Course, Montessori Institute of San Diego

Angela D'Ambrogi

Primary Head Teacher, The Aspen Room

  • BA, Child Development, Chico State University
  • Primary Montessori Credential, The Montessori Education Center of Portland, OR
  • 32 years teaching, 17 years total at MdTL

Maha Kali Khalsa

Lower Elementary Head Teacher, The Bay Laurel Room

  • BA, Human Development, Pacific Oaks Teachers College
  • Elementary Montessori Credential, Montessori Teacher Education Center of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • 34 years teaching, 17 years at MdTL

Pat Forte

Lower Elementary Head Teacher, The Redwood Room

  • BA, Elementary Education, Michigan State University
  • MA, Educational Administration, San Francisco State University
  • Elementary Montessori Credential, Montessori Institute of Milwaukee
  • 39 years teaching/administrating, first year at MdTL

Micah Lewis

Upper Elementary Co-Head Teacher, The Willow House

  • BA, Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Connecticut College
  • MA, Montessori Education, Loyola College, Maryland
  • Elementary Montessori Credential, Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, WI
  • 13 years teaching, 7 years at MdTL

Justin Messmore

Upper Elementary Co-Head Teacher, The Willow House

  • BA, Philosophy, Lake Forest College
  • MA, Philosophy, University of New Mexico
  • Elementary Montessori Credential, Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, WI
  • 4 years of teaching, first year at MdTL
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This Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10am: Admissions Open House!

Prospective parents, please call 415-479-7373 to RSVP and attend this Saturday, January 21 from 10AM until Noon. During this event (for adults only), you will meet our teachers as they share how the Montessori curriculum fosters curiosity, independence and a lifelong love of learning. You will explore our classrooms and campus, learn about our specialty art, language and music programs and meet current parents and elementary students from our warm community. For adults only. RSVP by calling 415-479-7373 or email admissions@mdtl.org.