Creative Minds Montessori School, 1374-A Commerce Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464

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610-327-0717

"The most important period of life is not the age of university studies but the period from birth to the age of six…for that is the time when intelligence itself, her greatest implement, is being formed…"

~ Maria Montessori

Staff

Judy Hunter Director of Operations
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Judy Hunter is the President of Hunter Human Resource Solutions, Inc., a Human Resource Consultant located in Boyertown, PA. Hunter Human Resource Solutions collaborates with business owners to provide cost effective Human Resource Solutions in today’s challenging business climate.

Their efforts focus on helping clients align their functions and strategies as well as provide a measurement to help owners keep Human Resource tied to their business goals.

Training Seminars to improve knowledge and performance of employees; Consulting Services to assist in managing risk related to employment and benefits; and Outsourcing Services offer support to business owners and allow them to focus on their business. Judy is a results-oriented Human Resources Professional with over twenty-five years of demonstrated success in the areas of recruitment, employment law, employee relations, conflict resolution, safety, management training, and workers’ compensation. Recognized for initiative and problem-solving skills, the creation and implementation of effective human resources and safety programs, and for negotiating and consensus building successes

Ms. Hunter has multi-state experience in several industries: manufacturing, construction as well as service and non-profit organizations.

Ms. Hunter has completed numerous trainings and career courses and has been published in the 422 Business Advisor. She received her undergraduate degrees from Ursinus and Albright Colleges.

Mandy Lobaugh Owner and Toddler Lead Teacher
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Mandy opened Creative Minds Montessori School in 2008. She is the Lead Teacher in our Toddler Room. She holds a BA in Psychology from Cedar Crest College. In addition, she completed her AMS Infant/Toddler Certification from Princeton Center Teacher Education. Mandy has over 15 years of experience in childcare, 12 of those years are in Montessori Education. Mandy is continually amazed what children are able to learn when they are given respect and provided a “prepared environment”.

Melissa Zawislak Primary 1
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Melissa has worked at Creative Minds Montessori as our Lead Teacher in Primary 1 since CMMS opened in 2008. Prior to joining our staff, Melissa worked at an alternative school teaching high school for 3 years. Melissa holds a BS in Special Education N-12 from Bloomsburg University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood from West Chester University. In addition, she completed her AMS Early Childhood Certification from Princeton Center Teacher Education.

Na’imah Rhodes Infant
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Na’imah graduated from Pottstown High School, where she studied Early Childhood Education. She began as Assistant Teacher at Creative Minds Montessori School in 2010 in our Infant Room and was later promoted to Lead Teacher. Prior to joining our staff, she had 11 years of experience and 5 of those years were in infant care. Na’imah earned her Montessori Teaching Certificate in Infant, Toddler and Two’s from North American Montessori Teacher Association.

Nesrine El Yazidi Primary 2
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Nesrine worked for Creative Minds Montessori from 2009 – 2012 as an assistant teacher. Prior to coming to CMMS, Nes had 4 years of childcare experience. During that time, she completed her Montessori Teaching Certificate from North American Teacher Association in the area of Early Childhood. She relocated to Morocco with her family where she taught First Grade at Amicita, an American Private School. She returned to the US and resumed her employment with CMMS and is currently a Lead Teacher in our Primary 2 Room. She will earn a BS in Business Administration from Albright College, May 2015.

Sarah Elphick Elementary
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Sarah joined the staff at Creative Minds Montessori School in 2009 as our Assistant in our Toddler Room. Since that time she has taught in our Primary Room and is currently our Elementary Teacher for grades Kindergarten through Third Grade. Sarah holds a BS from Millersville University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She will complete her Master’s Degree in 2015 in Elementary with a Reading Specialist Certificate from Kutztown University. In addition, she has completed her Montessori Teaching Certificate from North American Montessori Teacher Association in Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, and Lower Elementary.

Stacy Rivera Primary 2
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Stacy is a Lead Teacher in our Primary 2 Room. She has worked at Creative Minds Montessori since 2009. She has more than 8 years of childcare experience which includes substitute teaching in the public schools before coming to CMMS and holds a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education from Albright College. Stacy completed her Montessori Teaching Certificate from North American Montessori Teacher Association in Early Childhood.