Toddler and Transitional Preschool Teachers


Kim Harris. Kim joined us in 1999, working in our Toddler program at The Children’s Center. She continued to work with us, moving to The Child’s Place and now MAC – staying in the Toddler room all this time! Kim holds an American Montessori Society Associate Infant & Toddler Credential as well as a Child Development Associate credential.

Heather Elam,, BA, Miami University and Infant/Toddler Certification from Seton Montessori Institute. She has worked as a Montessori Toddler teacher since 2004. She will be working with the Toddlers at MAC.

Brenda Hardyman. Brenda joined us in 2006, working with the preschool age children at The Child’s Place. She continues with that age group here at MAC. Brenda has a BA (Early Childhood Education) from the University of Cincinnati. She holds an American Montessori International Certificate for the 3-6+ age group.

Nina Rubin, AMS Montessori Teaching Certification (3-6), Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Ed. This is Nina's fifth year at MAC, and she worked at The Child's Place for eight years. Prior to that, she worked as a Montessori Teacher at another school in the Cincinnati area. Nina works with the Transitional Preschool students in the morning and with the middle group students in a Preprimary (3-6) classroom in the afternoon.

Anu Ghosh, BA (English, Mathematics and Economics), postgrad work in English Literature. This is Anu's second year with us. She has been a teaching assistant in a Montessori classroom at another school and has done volunteer work both in India and in the United States. She spent a few years at home with her daughter and joined the MAC staff last year.

Andi Sferra, BS (Montessori Education), Xavier University. This is Andi's first full year teaching at MAC, but she has a long history with the school. She started here as a three-year-old student and re-joined our school as a summer camp teacher in 2013. She has worked as a sub in the Montessori rooms and as a member of our afternoon Preprimary Extended Care staff. She will be working with the Transitional Preschool students in the morning.

Dani Hoyer, BA, University of Cincinnati. This is Dani's first year teaching at MAC. She worked at our other facility, The Child’s Place, from 2009 to 2013. She has been involved in other adventures over the years, including the birth of her daughter Adeline! This is her first year at MAC, and she will be working with the Transitional Preschool students in the afternoon.