Ann Marie Simonetti (Montessori Directress) attended Shippensburg University where she was a graduate assistant in the Teacher Education Department, and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She holds a Montessori Certificate from the International Montessori Council and a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate. She began teaching in 2009 after discovering a passion for early childhood education during her time as a private nanny.
Prior to teaching, Ann Marie worked on the Main Line of Philadelphia utilizing her degree in Hospitality Management as a Sales Manager and Wedding Consultant. Her three daughters have all attended Montessori school and enjoy dance, horse back riding, and playing with their beloved hairless cat. Ann Marie enjoys teaching group fitness classes, running, reading, and sewing.
Kyung Sharon (Montessori Directress) was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Kyung graduated from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, where she trained to teach English to Korean high school students. After marrying an American and relocating to the U.S, she took her Montessori training at the Maryland Center for Montessori Studies in Lutherville. Kyung is an experienced and seasoned Montessori professional. Her Montessori experience includes working as a Directress at the Early Childhood Learning Center Montessori School in Seoul for three years, an assistant at the Love of Learning School in Ellicott City for a year, and then as a teacher’s assistant at the Global Children’s Montessori School in Columbia for four years. Kyung joined Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House as a Directress In 2012. She very much enjoys her work with the children. She derives pleasure in seeing their development and looks forward to another productive school year.
Iris Latsios was born in Malaysia and raised in both Malaysia and Singapore. She graduated with a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and received her Diploma in Montessori from the Montessori Centre International, London. Iris has over ten years of teaching experience working with young children at international and private schools in Asia as well as St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, USA. She joined her American husband in the US in 2013. In her free time, Irisvolunteers at Hospice of Chesapeake. She also enjoys traveling, baking, movies, going to the gym and golfing. Iris has always loved and believed in the philosophy of Montessori education and is thrilled that she can now share her passion and knowledge with the children at Bryant Woods Montessori School.
Ms. Gauri Chande (Teacher’s Aide) Ms. Gauri Chande was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She has a Masters in Pharmacy and as well as Health Administration. A mother of 2 daughters aged 9 and 12, she has routinely volunteered in their classrooms. She completed her 90 Hr Child Growth and Development Training from Howard Community College and loves working with children of all ages.