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Our Teachers

Laurin Abramson

Pre-Primary Head Teacher, Acorn Room

  • B.A., cum laude, Social Work, San Francisco State University
  • Pre-Primary Montessori Training, Ross Academy Montessori Schools
  • 2001 - 2005 Recipient of Marin Education Fund Stipend
  • 42 years teaching, 37 years at MdTL

Jessica Harvey

Primary Head Teacher, Sequoia Room

  • B.A., Child Development, Sacramento State University
  • Primary Montessori Credential, The Montessori Institute of San Diego
  • Special Needs Certificate, Montessori Center International, London, England
  • AMI Inclusive Education Course, Montessori Institute of San Diego
  • 23 years teaching, 11 years at MdTL

Lizzie Gheorghita

Primary Head Teacher, Maple Room

  • B.A., cum laude, English Literature, Sewanee: The University of the South
  • M.Ed., Loyola University, Maryland
  • AMI Primary Diploma, Washington Montessori Institute
  • 6 years teaching, 2 years at MdTL

Angela D'Ambrogi

Primary Head Teacher, Aspen Room

  • B.A., Child Development, Chico State University
  • Primary Montessori Credential, The Montessori Education Center of Portland, OR
  • 35 years teaching, 20 years at MdTL

Maha Kali Khalsa

Lower Elementary Head Teacher, Bay Laurel Room

  • B.A., Human Development, Pacific Oaks Teachers College
  • Elementary Montessori Credential, Montessori Teacher Education Center of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • 36 years teaching, 19 years at MdTL
Caitlin Sweeney

Caitlin Sweeney

Lower Elementary Head Teacher, Redwood Room

  • B.A., American Studies, Scripps College
  • M.Ed., St. Catherine University, in progress
  • Elementary Montessori Credential, Montessori Center of Minnesota
  • 2 years at MdTL

Micah Lewis

Upper Elementary Head Teacher, Willow Room

  • B.A., Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Connecticut College
  • M.Ed., Loyola College, Maryland
  • Elementary Montessori Credential, Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, WI
  • 16 years teaching, 10 years at MdTL

Zarrin Atkins

Zarrin Atkins

Upper Elementary Head Teacher, Cypress Room

  • B.A., Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, Kenyon College
  • M.Ed., Loyola University, Maryland
  • Elementary Montessori Credential, Washington Montessori Institute
  • 12 years teaching, 2 years at MdTL