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OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF

Margaret Sisson - Director

In 1991 Margaret founded Fayette Montessori School. She is a dedicated educator adherent to the educational theories of Dr. Maria Montessori. Margaret taught in the Montessori classroom for 20 years and stepped out of the classroom in 2004 to administrate the growing school. She has two adult children. Margaret has a  Bachelors Degree from Mercer University and holds an AMI Diploma from the Montessori Institute of Atlanta.
Margaret is also a volunteer with the International OCD Foundation and a board member for the Ga. OCD affiliate. She is also the Communication Coordinator for the A2A( Adversity to Advocacy)
Organization.She is also executive director of Riley's Wish Foundation.

Ana Dean - Director's Assistant & Afterschool School Director

Ana Dean  served as  a Toddler teacher at Fayette Montessori from 1996 to 2015. In 2015 she decided to pursue her interest of working more in  Administration and with the  parents.  Ana has also taught the Primary Summer Camp since 1997 and is the Director of the Enrichment Program.   She has completed nine AMI Montessori training courses through the Montessori Institute of Atlanta and AMI/USA.  She attended Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan.  Ana has been active as a Girl Scout leader since 1995.  She recently completed  Therapy Dog Training with her chocolate lab. They enjoy volunteering at the local library and visiting nursing homes. She is married and has two adult children and one grandson.

"It's not what's poured into a student that counts; it's what's planted."

  Denise Todd - Upper Elementary Teacher

Denise is a true Montessori Child; having attended Montessori Primary and being raised by Montessori parents. In 1993 Denise received 2 undergraduate degrees from Auburn University: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture.  She earned her AMS credential in 1999. She taught in Lower Elementary from 1999 to 2014. She joined the Fayette Montessori Team in 2015. Denise and her husband are blessed with 4 children who have grown up in a Montessori environment, as well as their family farm. 

Suzanna Smith - Upper Elementary Assistant

Suzanna is the part-time classroom assistant in the Upper Elementary classroom. Suzanna was born and raised in the heart of Montanta, a childhood which kindled a lifelong fondness of the great outdoors. Suzanna is married with 2 children and a border collie mix pup and one persnickety cat. They reside in Peachtree City.

   

Lynne Smith - Lower Elementary Teacher

Lynne Smith was an assistant for 14 years at Fayette Montessori School before taking her Primary training. Ms. Lynne transitioned as our Lower Elementary Teacher in the summer of 2014. 
Lynne has two daughters who also attended Fayette Montessori. Lynne graduated from Auburn University with an Early Education Degree.

Stacey Redmon - Lower Elementary Assistant

Stacey is Ms. Lynne's assistant.Stacey comes to us from Minnesota. She is married and has one child. Stacey enjoys spending her free time with her family and being outdoors. 

   

Libby Davis - Primary Teacher

Libby Davis holds an AMI Primary Diploma from the International Montessori Training Institute in Atlanta. Prior to her Montessori training, Libby worked in international education, advising and mentoring international students and student organizations, teaching English as a second language and administering study abroad programs at a college level. Libby earned a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics/Teaching ESL from Georgia State University and a B.B.A. in International Business from the University of Georgia. Libby has traveled to numerous corners of the globe and has lived in Japan and Costa Rica. 
Libby enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with her nephew and taking Zumba classes. 

Dana Brown - Primary Assistant to Ms. Libby 

Dana was born in Florida and moved to Georgia in 1987. She has over fifteen years experience working with children, five of them as a Primary Assistant.. Dana has two Montessori educated daughters. She enjoys traveling and reading. Dana joined the FMS team in 2016. 

Michelle Cox - Primary Teacher 

Michelle is an Atlanta native. She received her AMI training in 1997 from the Montessori Institute of Atlanta. She has twenty years experience as a Primary teacher, fifteen of those at Fayette Montessori. Michelle also earned her Lower Elementary accreditation from the North American Montessori Center. She taught Lower Elementary for seven years. Michelle enjoys painting, nutrition and nature. She is ecstatic to rejoin the FMS team in 2016. 

 Jackie Baze - Primary Assistant to Ms. Michelle and Upper Elementary Assistant 

In July of 2016 Jackie, her husband and son moved to Fayetteville from Hawaii. Jackie holds a Masters in Secondary Education. Her previous teaching experiences were with English and Drama at a traditional high school. Jackie is excited to begin her Montessori journey with Primary students because they have an innate wonder and joy about the world around them. She and her family enjoy hiking the "mainland" and reading. Her son is a member of our Lower Elementary community. 
  Brenda Toone - Toddler Teacher

Brenda first came to Montessori twelve years ago when her son enrolled in a Toddler program. She received her BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Utah State University. In 2011 she obtained her AMS Montessori Primary certification . She resides in Tyrone with her husband and two children. She loves good food, reading, camping and the Montessori philosophy. Brenda joined Fayette Montessori in 2015. 
Nichole Trawick - Toddler  Classroom  Assistant 

Nichole is from Milledgeville, GA. She is the mother of two daughters. Nichole has worked as a Nanny for two families these past six years. She joined the FMS team in 2015. Her hobbies are arts and crafts, helping others and entertaining. 
 
   
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