Each room is staffed by at least one Montessori certified teacher with an early childhood education degree. The Head of School, Mrs. Quinn McAvoy, has been with All Day Montessori since 1999.
Teacher-student ratios range from 1:5 (Young Toddler) to 1:12 (Children’s House and Kindergarten). All teacher have assistants who have completed various levels of certified Montessori training.
Teachers and assistants are assessed each year by the Head of School and the parents so that the staff is continually improving their skills and capabilities.
Young Toddler House
Christina has a very unlikely start to becoming a Montessori teacher. She joined the ADM family two summers ago to help set up the Annex. It was from there that she found her love of Montessori and start her certification. Along with her Montessori certification, she is working on finishing her Bachelors of Music at Elmhurst College.
Sabrina has been working with children for over twenty years. Although she has spent time in both the office and the classroom, she prefers working with children and is vital to the Young Toddler’s classroom community. When she is not at work, she enjoys going to the movies with her grandchildren, having dinner with family, and spending time at the Morton Arboretum.
Assistant, Young Toddler House
Maiya graduated from Western Illinois University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in
French Language and Literature with an emphasis on early childhood ESL and
adult Foreign Language Acquisition. Maiya enjoys traveling, cooking, foreign foods,
practicing Japanese skills and spending time with family at local events such as farmers markets.
Ms McAvoy received her BA in early childhood education from St. Xavier University, Chicago, and is Montessori certified for teaching two and three year olds. She spends part of her day as Head of School where she administrates teacher training and development, new family tours and orientation and oversight of classroom dynamics. Ms McAvoy has been with ADM since 1999 and has two daughters.
Ms Kasiner has been working with young children for over 20 years, with emphasis on children with special needs. Her background includes integrated learning programs, early childhood training and special needs adult services.
Ms Solomon received her BA in Early Childhood Education in 2013 from Xavier University, OH where she was also certified for Montessori teaching of 3-6 year old children. Her youth, energy and skills with children are valuable assets as the CH1 lead teacher.
Ms. Jurlow graduated from St. Xavier University with bachelors of science and majors in Education and Early Childhood.
Ms Judy is in her third year at ADM as the lead teacher in CH2, with over 20 years of Montessori teaching experience. She is married with a daughter and two sons, and enjoys gardening, crochet and working with children.
Ms Ammons has been with ADM for six years. She has two children and has worked on a pediatrics floor in a hospital before coming to ADM. Her love for children and gentle firmness with them are much appreciated by the staff and parents.
Ms. Betsy is a AMS certified Montessori Directress with an early childhood background. She have been working in a Montessori Environment for the last ten years. In her free time she enjoys sewing, painting with watercolors, cooking, and being with my cat Marce. While here at ADM she has been teaching Spanish to all the students and enjoys getting to spend time with each and everyone of them.
Ms Shauntell is the assistant teacher in CH3 having worked at ADM nearly four years. She has a four year old daughter in Children’s House 2 and continues to work on completing her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education.
Ms. Laverne has a very playful personality and loves being around children. Making a difference in a child’s life means a lot to Laverne so she joined the ADM team. She has five children and loves being with her family.
Ms. Chris is in her second year at ADM assisting in CH2. She received her BS in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University, taught first grade and kindergarten for ten years and is the mom of two teen boys.
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Assistant, CH Aftercare
Mickey has been a part of the ADM family for two years now. She devotes her time to helping the Young Toddler and Toddler House classrooms during the morning. In the afternoon she serves as the After Care teacher in the Annex. When not spending time with the students, she likes being with her family and friends.
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Cyndi joined the ADM staff in the Spring of 2016. She received her BA from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a Masters from the American College of Education. A former 6-12 Language Arts and Social Studies teacher with years of office management and accounting experience, Cyndi is married with three children and enjoys the theater, reading and travel.