“Specials” Teachers

Gabriela Portillo-Martin, Art, 1st - 8th levels. BA (Fine Arts/Art History), Columbus State University in Georgia, Associates degree in Marketing Communications from ECMH University in El Salvador. This is Gaby's first year with us. She has taught art and art history at art museums, summer programs, and private schools in the area. She is also the elementary and Middle School Spanish teacher at a nearby school.

Ziggy Joseph, Computer. Masters (Computer Science), Osmania University (India). This is Ziggy's second year at MAC. Before moving to the U.S., she taught in India at three schools, instructing students who were up to high school age.

Nancy Huey, Elementary Music and Middle School Performing Arts. BA (Elementary Education) DePauw University. This is Nancy's third year at MAC. She brought us a great deal of experience directing grade-school performing arts troupes, assisting with high school theater productions, and performing as a musician.

Dan Vickers, Physical Education. M.Ed. (Social Studies - Secondary Education) University of Georgia; BA (Sociology) University of Cincinnati. This is Dan's third year with us. He brought us experience as a substitute teacher and as a head coach in soccer and wrestling at the varsity and junior varsity levels.

Pam McIntyre, Science, Lower Elementary. BS (Occupational Therapy) Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT. This is Pam’s fourteenth year with us in a teaching capacity; she had many years experience in public education prior to joining us.

Patricia Cordoba, Spanish, Kindergarten Enrichment through Upper Elementary. La Salle, Mexico City (Business Administration); Instituto Britania (Teaching Certificate). This is Patricia's twelfth year with us. Prior to joining us, Patricia spent 10 years teaching English to Spanish-speaking students and one year teaching Spanish to English-speaking students

Fran Marafino, Spanish, Middle School. SUNY College at Brockport (Bilingual Education). This is Fran's second year with Montessori Academy. She brings many years of experience teaching Spanish, French, Italian and English as a second language in various parts of the United States.