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.

Ankita Sinha, BA (English) from Baranasi Hindu University (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India). Before joining the MAC staff this year, she worked as a substitute teacher at a local private school and has experience in an office environment. She will be with the Toddlers in the afternoon.

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 sixth 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 third 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 in 2015.

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.