Canton Montessori School has updated 2021 Summer Program COVID-19 Information on the "For Parents" button on the homepage. CMS has limited Elementary (grades 1-6) seats available for the 21-22 school year. Call 330-452-0148 or email hos@cantonmontessori.org for more information.

CMS FACULTY

Meet Our Faculty

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist". -Maria Montessori

Toddler Program

Jennifer Yost, BA

  • Toddler Directress
  • North American Montessori Center, Infant Toddler Montessori Certification
  • Mid-America Montessori Training Institute, AMS Infant Toddler Certification
  • Kent State University, Biology, BA
  • College of  Wooster, Psychology, BA
  • Joined CMS in 2014

Carla Turpin

  • Toddler Directress
  • North American Montessori Center, Infant Toddler Montessori Certification
  • Stark State College
  • Joined CMS in 2005

 Krista Harp

  • Toddler Assistant
  • Perry High School
  • Joined CMS in 2018

 Teyah Miller

  • Toddler Closer
  • Perry High School
  • Perry Teacher Academy
  • Joined CMS in 2021

Tanya Barremore

  • Toddler Assistant
  • McKinley High School
  • Joined CMS in 2010

 

Pre-Primary Program

Bridget Ranalli-Friend, BA

  • Pre-Primary Directress
  • Early Childhood Division Coordinator
  • Afternoon Kindergarten Directress, and Summer Directress
  • Xavier University, BA, Pre-K and K-3, AMS Pre-Primary Certification
  • IMSLEC Orton-Gillingham Certification
  • IMSLEC Certified Practitioner 2
  • Joined CMS in 2004

Courtney Owens, BS

  • Pre-Primary Directress
  • University of Akron, BS, Education - Early Childhood, Pre K-3, State of Ohio Licensure
  • Mid-America Montessori Training Institute, AMS Early Childhood Certification
  • Joined CMS in 2021

Molly Zerrer, BA

  • Pre-Primary Directress
  • University of Richmond, American Studies, BA
  • The Barrie School, AMS Pre-Primary Certification, Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies
  • Joined CMS in 2019

Jacquie Ferrel, BA

  • Pre-Primary Assistant
  • Kent State University, Arts and Music, BA
  • Joined CMS in 2021

Samantha Moore

  • Pre-Primary Assistant
  • Stark State College
  • Joined CMS in 2014

Rachell Felder

  • Pre-Primary/ Toddler Float
  • Joined CMS in 2021

Alexis Keller

  • Pre-Primary Assistant
  • Perry High School
  • Stark State College
  • Joined CMS in 2021

 

Julie Hayes

  • Pre-Primary Closer
  • Certified Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Joined CMS in 2020

 

Elementary Program

Stephanie Liotti, BA

  • Lower Elementary Directress, Elementary Division Coordinator
  • Kent State University, BA, Art Education
  • North American Montessori Center, Lower and Upper Elementary Montessori Certifications
  • Joined CMS in 2010

Kim White, BS, MS

  • Upper Elementary Directress
  • Barry University, MS, Montessori Elementary Education, AMS Elementary I & II certification
  • Bowling Green State University, BS, Elementary Education
  • Joined CMS in 2019

 

Kelly Chandler, BA, MA

  • Lower Elementary Co-Directress
  • Kent State University, MA, Therapeutic Recreation/Special Populations
  • Kent State University, BA, Exercise, Leisure, and Sport
  • North American Montessori Center, Early Childhood and Lower Elementary Certifications
  • Joined CMS in 2015

Zack White

  • Elementary Morning Care Supervisor
  • Perry High School
  • Perry Teacher Academy
  • Malone University, Elementary Education
  • Joined CMS in 2019

Susan Clough, BA, MA

  • Elementary Academic Support
  • University of St. Francis, BA, Art Education
  • Malone University, MA, Reading, State of Ohio Special Education Licensure (K-12)
  • Children's Dyslexia Center Orton-Gillingham Certification
  • Joined CMS in 2013

Co-Curricular Program

Charlotte Engohang, BA

  • French Language and Culture Instructor
  • Kent State University, BA, French Literature, Culture and Translation
  • Joined CMS in 2019

Taylor Bond

  • Musical Theater Instructor
  • Kent State University, Communications
  • Joined CMS in 2017

 

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