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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 executive director of Riley's Wish Foundation.
Margaret loves riding her horses and spending time on her farm.

Ana Dean - Director's Assistant & Afterschool School Director

Ana Dean  served as a Toddler teacher at Fayette Montessori from 1996 to 2015. In 2015, Ana stepped out of the classroom to serve as an Administrative Assistant.She also plans FMS's social events and parent education events. 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."

Jackie Baze - 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 Montessori students because they have an innate wonder and joy about the world around them. She and her family enjoy hiking the "mainland" and reading. 
  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. 

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 originally from Minnesota and moved to Georgia six years ago. She joined Fayette Montessori in 2013 as Ms. Lynne's assistant.
Stacey is married and has a daughter in high school. She loves spending time with her family, two dogs and traveling. She especially enjoys the outdoors and gardening.

Wendy Payne- Primary Assistant

Wendy has lived in the Fayette/Coweta area for over 30 years. She has worked with children for the last 5 years and is excited to join the Fayette Montessori team as Ms. Libby's assistant. She has three  daughters, two in college and one in high school.
Wendy enjoys reading, walking, and trips to the mountains and beach.



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. 

Jill Miller- Primary Assistant 

Jill  has been a resident of Fayette county for 32 years. She has worked in the Fayette County school system and joined the FMS community in 2016 as Ms. Michelle's assistant.Jill is married and has one daughter, two step daughters and 2 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

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. 

Anna Marie Smith- Toddler Assistant

Anna Marie is from Fayetteville and is a Fayette Montessori alumni. She joined Fayette Montessori as the Toddler Assistant in 2016. She has a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Development from Gorgia Southern University.
Anna Marie enjoys being outdoors, cooking and spending time with her animals.
Nichole Trawick - Toddler  Teacher

Nichole is from Milledgeville, GA. She is the mother of two daughters.  She joined the FMS team in 2015 as the Toddler Assistant. She is very excited to continue her work and growth with the Toddlers as the Lead Teacher beginning in August 2017.  Her hobbies are arts and crafts, helping others and entertaining. 
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