OUR TEAM

At The School House not only are we looking for educators with advanced degrees and certifications, we're looking for real world skill sets. From aviators to architects, molecular biologists to lawyers we are proud to introduce you to our TSH Team for the 2022-2023 school year.

Educators trained in partnership with:

MONTESSORI TRAINING CENTER NORTHEAST  •  SOUTHWEST INSTITUTE OF MONTESSORI  •  REGGIO-EMILIA, ITALY  •  NORTH AMERICAN MONTESSORI CENTER • NYS CERTIFICATION  •  AEC TRAINING

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MS. MIMOSA JONES TUNNEY

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

In 2010, Mimosa Jones Tunney firmly believed that she had reached the highest level of human success: her own parking space on the Warner Bros. lot.

The spot – which came from writing on a critically-acclaimed television show – was evidence of her worth. As was directing her first documentary short series and developing a film with Tom Hanks. But it was through writing a mini-series for Oprah and HBO about the Life of Ida Tarbell that suddenly made the parking space seem irrelevant. That… and having her first child.

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MS. NICOLE WALKER

LEAD EDUCATOR, PRIMARY

AMS Early Childhood Credential, BA in Elementary / Special Education CPR / AED / Epi-Pen Infant / Child and Adult Certified, 6 years of experience as an Educator.

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MS. CASSANDRE ETIENNE-DENIS

LEAD EDUCATOR, PRIMARY

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Primary Diploma, AMI (Association Montessori International / USA) A to I Diploma, BS in Elementary Education Pre-K-6, CPR infant, child and adult certified, 21 years of experience as an Educator

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MS. BRIANNA ABATELLI

LEAD EDUCATOR, ELEMENTARY I

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Elementary Diploma, MA in Childhood Education, MA in Special Education, 2 years of experience as an Educator.

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MR. JOHN VERBEKE

LEAD EDUCATOR, ELEMENTARY II

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Elementary Diploma, MA in Mathematics Education, 15 years of experience as an Educator

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MS. SHWETA BHARTI

ASSISTANT EDUCATOR, ELEMENTARY I

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Primary Diploma, BA in English (Honors), MA in English, MA in Elementary Education, 9 years of experience as an ELT (English Language Teaching) editor for K-12, experience in providing literacy intervention, currently pursuing AMI Primary Training.

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MS. KATHERINE KUVISH

ASSISTANT EDUCATOR, THE LITTLE HOUSE

BS in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from SUNY Cortland, Masters in Special Education from SCSU (Birth-6th Grade)

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MS. MEGHAN HUMMEL

EDUCATOR, PRIMARY

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Primary Diploma, MAT in Early Childhood/Childhood Education, BA in Psychology, working towards her Primary AMI Diploma (Anticipated-May 2021), 7 years experience as an Educator

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MS. ANNA GIULIANA TUCCIO

SCIENCE EDUCATOR

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Primary Diploma, MS in Molecular Biology, University of Naples

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MR. JONATHAN KULA

SPORTS EDUCATOR

Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education. Licensed Coach. CPR/AED/First Aid Certified. Five years experience as an Educator and Coach.

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MR. CHARLES M. CORWIN

GROUNDSKEEPER

Greenport High School 1977 & United States Army

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MS. MEG LEONARD

PRINCIPAL

BA in Elementary/Special Education with a minor in English from Fairfield University, CPR/AED Infant/Child and Adult Certified, Child and Parent Certified Life Coach, 18 Years Educator and Administrative Experience.

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MS. LORI MCLEAN

LEAD EDUCATOR, PRIMARY

AMI (Association Montessori international) Primary Diploma, NYS Teacher Certification: Students w/Disabilities (Birth- Second Grade), NYS Teacher Certification: Early Childhood Education (Birth- Second Grade), MA in Education & Child Life Studies, 20 years experience as an Educator.

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MS. JANICE MEANEY

LEAD EDUCATOR, THE LITTLE HOUSE

AMI (Association Montessori International / USA) Diploma 0-3 years Certified, AAS Degree in Business, Continuing Education in Early Childhood Education at Suffolk Community College, CPR Infant/Child and Adult Certified, 27 years’ experience as an Educator. Janice was awarded a Grant through Suffolk AEYC (Association for the Education of Young Children) “Celebrating and Exploring Multicultural Families in our Classroom”

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MS. STEFANIE PIZZOLO

LEAD EDUCATOR, ELEMENTARY I

Primary and Elementary I and II Montessori Diploma from Montessori Europe; Bachelor of Science in Human Development with a concentration on Early Childhood Studies, CPR/AED Infant/Child and Adult Certified, 20 years of experience as an Educator.

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MS. OLIVIA CZAVAR-BRANKER

LEAD EDUCATOR, ELEMENTARY II

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Elementary Diploma, MA Adelphi University with a dual certification in Elementary Education and Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6), BA in English, Training in AMI Elementary I and II, CPR/First Aid Infant/Child and Adult Certified, 5 years of experience as an Educator and 8 years of experience as a Coach.

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MS. ANNA COSTELLO

EDUCATOR, THE LITTLE HOUSE

NAMC (North American Montessori Center) Early Childhood Diploma, ECE Certified/ BS in Business from St. John’s University / CPR/AED Infant/Child and Adult Certified / 6 years experience assistant educator / 10 years of daycare experience 

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MS. KYLE PLATI

EDUCATOR, PRIMARY

NAMC (North American Montessori Center) Early Childhood Diploma, BA St. Joseph’s College with dual certification in Elementary Education and Students with Disabilities (Birth-6th Grade), MA SUNY Stony Brook (concentration in Child Study), NYS Early Intervention Provider, Special Education Itinerant Teacher, 14 years of experience as an Educator.

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MS. STEPHANIE DRUCKER

LIBRARIAN

Coming Soon!

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MS. DANIELLA MAGNANI

ART EDUCATOR

Master of Arts from Adelphi University in Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a minor in Art History and Creative Technology.

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MS. MIRIAM FLORIDIA

SPANISH EDUCATOR

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Primary Diploma, Primary Diploma in Elementary Education. National University of Cuyo, Argentina. Bilingual Teaching Training (Spanish as a Foreign Language) University of Jaden, Barcelona-Spain. 5 years of experience as an Elementary School Educator in Argentina and +10 years of experience as a Spanish Educator in New York.

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MS. NATALIE VIEGAS

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

BA in Media Studies, concentration in Journalism with minors in English and Women’s Gender Studies from Hunter College, MSEd in Early Childhood Education, Certified from Birth to Grade 2, CPR/AED Infant, Child, and Adult Certified, 6+ Years of Educator and Operations Experience.

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MS. KAITLYN RUSSO

LEAD EDUCATOR, PRIMARY

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Primary Diploma, BA in Sociology with a concentration in Human Services, Masters in Social Work, Child Development Associate, CPR/AED Infant/Child and Adult Certified. Over 10 years experience in the Montessori Environment, former curator of the TSH Pre-School Extended Day Program. Currently obtaining her WSMNYC Montessori Certification in NYC.

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MS. NICOLE INTOCI

LEAD EDUCATOR, ELEMENTARY I

AMI Primary Diploma, BA in Elementary Education, Students with Disabilities and IT with a minor Psychology, Masters in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Montessori, 7 years of experience as an Educator.

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MS. ASHLEE YEARWOOD

LEAD EDUCATOR, ELEMENTARY I

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Elementary Diploma, BA in Elementary Education, MA in Special Education, 4 years of teaching experience and child care.

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MS. AMELIA SHELDON

LEAD EDUCATOR, ELEMENTARY II

AMS Elementary II credential, BA in English from SUNY Stony Brook, previous career as an acquiring book editor for Random House, Simon & Schuster and Henry Holt & Company, 10 years as a Montessori Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

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MS. MICHELLE FARLEY

EDUCATOR, PRIMARY

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Primary Diploma, BA in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESOL & ESE, CPR/AED Infant/Child and Adult Certified, 5+ years of experience as an Educator.

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MS. ANGELICA DEPRIMO

ASSISTANT EDUCATOR, PRIMARY

Bachelor of Music in Music Education birth-12th grade, Master of Education in Elementary Education 1-6, 3 years of experience as an Educator, 6 years of experience as a private music instructor.

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MS. AMELIA MAGGIO

EDUCATOR, THE LITTLE HOUSE

AMI (Association Montessori Internationale / USA) Primary Diploma, AMI Primary Training, studied at The University of Hartford for BA in University Studies with a concentration in Montessori, 9 Years in Childcare (5 years in a classroom environment), CPR/AED certified, First Aid certified.

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MS. OLGA TALANOVA

MUSIC EDUCATOR

Ms. Olga graduated from The Moscow School of Music with a degree in Music Education and Performing Arts. She has taught students from the beginner level to National Competitors for over 30 years . She has held tenure at Duke University’s String School, UNC, Cary School of Music and her own private studio.

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MS. JILLIAN MAYER

NURSE

BSN from Adelphi University