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Pre-Primary through Elementary Head 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
  • 43 years teaching, 38 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
  • 24 years teaching, 12 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
  • 7 years teaching, 3 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
  • 36 years teaching, 21 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
  • 37 years teaching, 20 years at MdTL



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 teaching 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
  • 17 years teaching, 11 years at MdTL



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
  • 13 years teaching, 3 years at MdTL