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 2021-2022 school year.

There are more to come!

Educators trained in partnership with:

MONTESSORI TRAINING CENTER NORTHEAST  •  SOUTHWEST INSTITUTE OF MONTESSORI  •  REGGIO-EMILIA, ITALY  •  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. JULIET LANE

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. M.S.W. from Adelphi University.

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MS. NICOLE WALKER

LEAD PRIMARY EDUCATOR

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. LORI MCLEAN

LEAD PRIMARY EDUCATOR

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. BRIANNA ABATELLI

LEAD ELEMENTARY I EDUCATOR

MA in Childhood Education, MA in Special Education, 2 years of experience as an Educator.

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MS. AMELIA SHELDON

LEAD ELEMENTARY II EDUCATOR

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. ANNA COSTELLO

ASSISTANT PRIMARY EDUCATOR

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

ASSISTANT PRIMARY EDUCATOR

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. ANNA GIULIANA TUCCIO

LEAD SCIENCE EDUCATOR / LEAD ITALIAN EDUCATOR

MS in Molecular Biology, University of Naples

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MS. MEGHAN HUMMEL

ASSISTANT PRIMARY EDUCATOR / EDUCATOR-IN-TRAINING

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. 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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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. 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. JULIE KARL

LEAD PRIMARY EDUCATOR

AMI (Association Montessori International / USA) Primary Diploma, BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education, CPR/AED Infant/Child and Adult Certified, + 7 Years Educator Experience.

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MS. JANICE MEANEY

LEAD PRIMARY EDUCATOR

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 ELEMENTARY I EDUCATOR

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 ELEMENTARY II EDUCATOR

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. SHWETA BHARTI

ASSISTANT ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR / EDUCATOR-IN-TRAINING

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 ROBSON

ASSISTANT PRIMARY EDUCATOR / EDUCATOR-IN-TRAINING

BS in Early Childhood Education. CPR/AED Infant/Child and Adult Certified. 8+ years of experience as an Educator

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MS. AMELIA MAGGIO

ASSISTANT ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR / EDUCATOR-IN-TRAINING

CPR/AED certified, First Aid certified, studied at The University of Hartford for BA in University Studies with a concentration in Montessori, AMI Primary Training, 8 Years in Childcare (4 years in a classroom environment).

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MS. ANGELICA DEPRIMO

ASSISTANT PRIMARY EDUCATOR / EDUCATOR-IN-TRAINING

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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MR. JONATHAN KULA

LEAD PHYSICAL SCIENCES 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. CHRIS BOSHNACK

PRINCIPAL SOUTH SHORE

AS in Communication / Media Arts, BS in Elementary Education from SUNY Oswego, MS Educational Administration and Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration from SUNY Brockport, Permanently Certified in NYS PreK-6 with 7-9 extension in Social Studies, Permanently Certified NYS Administrator. Grade School Principal and Headmaster for 19 years in Rochester, NY

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MS. CASSANDRE ETIENNE-DENIS

LEAD PRIMARY EDUCATOR

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. KAITLYN RUSSO

LEAD PRIMARY EDUCATOR

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 ELEMENTARY I EDUCTAOR

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 ELEMENTARY I EDUCATOR

BA in Elementary Education, MA in Special Education, 4 years of teaching experience and child care.

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MR. JOHN VERBEKE

LEAD ELEMENTARY II EDUCATOR

MA in Mathematics Education, 15 years of experience as an Educator

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MS. MICHELLE FARLEY

ASSISTANT PRIMARY EDUCATOR

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. KATHERINE KUVISH

ASSISTANT PRIMARY EDUCATOR / EDUCATOR-IN-TRAINING

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

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MS. STEPHANIE DRUCKER

LIBRARIAN

Coming Soon!

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MS. DANIELLA MAGNANI

REGGIO-EMILIA 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

LEAD SPANISH EDUCATOR

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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