Transitional Preschool Teachers

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, working with the Transitional Preschool. Brenda has a BA (Early Childhood Education) from the University of Cincinnati and 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 eighth 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 youngest group of students in a Preprimary (3-6) classroom in the afternoon. Nina also has a child at MAC.

Samantha Evans, Master of Arts from DePaul University; BA (English Literature), University of Cincinnati. Samantha will be in the Transitional Preschool Classroom in the afternoon.  Samantha has wanted to become involved in a Montessori environment for many years, and she is excited to be on board at MAC for her first year.

Andi Sferra, BS (Montessori Education), Xavier University. Andi started at MAC 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 now works with the Transitional Preschool students in the morning and in Extended Care in the afternoon.

Gloriana Laskowski-Cohen, BA (Visual Communication and Design, Medical Illustration, Photography, and Visual Arts K-12), Purdue University.  Gloriana previously worked as an Art Teacher at a Montessori School in Indianapolis.  She will be working in Transitional Preschool in the afternoons.  She has been involved with MAC as a parent and as a volunteer for many years.  She began subbing last year, and this is her first full year as a member of our staff. Her two daughters are in the MAC Elementary Program.

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