Primary Team

Kim Doll

Kim Doll

Redwood Primary Co-Teacher

Kim Doll received her 3-6 Montessori (AMS) certification from South Mountain Community College in 2013. Before coming to Montessori in the Park, Kim worked as a Kindergarten Assistant at Trinity Lutheran Church and School for 6 years. This is where Kim found her passion for teaching young children. Kim is an Arizona native, born and raised in the West Valley. She and her husband have been married 28 years and have one son. Kim has been with Montessori in the Park since 2009.

 

 

 

Pam Hogan

Pam Hogan

Redwood Primary Co-Teacher

Pam Hogan has worked in a Montessori school for over 30 years as a lead teacher in Primary and Toddler classrooms. As a traditional preschool teacher, she felt that there was something missing; when she discovered Montessori and took the training in 1979 in Portland, Oregon a whole new world opened up. Guiding rather than instructing the young child toward self-direction, independence, and love of learning was a new concept and she embraced it wholeheartedly. Over the years she has watched as children embrace the prepared environment and become eager learners and competent members of the classroom community. Mrs. Hogan came to the Outdoor Environment at MIP in 2016 and joined the Redwood Primary Team as Co-Teacher in 2018.

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Kaley Qualters

Yosemite Lead Teacher

Kaley Qualters has received her AMI Primary Certification. She has been with Montessori in the Park since 2018.

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Melissa Janton

Yosemite Primary Assistant

Melissa Janton is a trained AMI Primary Assistant and  joined Montessori in the Park in 2018.

Elementary Team

Tara Mott

Tara Mott

Cuyahoga Classroom Elementary Co-Teacher

Tara Mott has work in the field of education since 1997. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in regular and special education from Norther Arizona University. She also holds primary and elementary diplomas from the Association of Montessori International (AMI), as well as a Master’s degree in Montessori education from Loyola College in Maryland. She continues to attend Montessori workshops and conferences. In her spare time Tara enjoys hiking, camping, reading and spending time with her family.

Jodi Qualters

Jodi Qualters

Cuyahoga Classroom Elementary Co-Teacher

Jodi Qualters holds a BS in Education with a dual major in Elementary and Special Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA. She has taught since 1996 in both the public and private sector in classrooms from Kindergarten through 4th grade in all subjects. She has completed graduate level course work in education. She received her Lower Elementary Diploma from The North American Montessori Center (NAMC) in 2008 and continues to attend Montessori workshops. Jodi has been with Montessori in the Park since 2007. She was drawn to the nature of the Montessori curriculum as it allows children to progress at their own pace in a non-competitive environment.

Fiona Quinlan

Fiona Quinlan

Sequoia Classroom Elementary Teacher

Fiona Quinlan has taught in a Montessori Classroom since 1997. She has previously worked as a Lead Toddler teacher, and Elementary Teacher and was the Director at her previous school, Sunrise Montessori, for five years. Fiona received her BA in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2004. She graduated with her AMI Elementary Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego in 2015. She is a life-long Montessorian, who is very passionate about the Montessori philosophy and has been with Montessori in the Park since 2014.

 

Jennifer Bloomberg

Jennifer Bloomberg

Art Teacher & Afterschool

Jennifer Bloomberg has a keen eye for all kinds of art. Her creativity shows through in each lesson. Her kind and gentle soul is a great asset to all of the students at MIP.

Tatiana Sanchez

Grandma Tatiana (Sanchez)

Home Economics Specialist

Grandma Tatiana (Sanchez) was a Primary Assistant for 15 years at Tubac Elementary School in Tubac, Arizona. She was born and raised in Mexico City where she learned at a young age how to cook, bake and sew. She has helped raise 10 grandchildren and she is continuing her passion for teaching young children home economic skills.

MIP's Administrative Team

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Kim Anderson

Head of School

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Melanie Riefkohl

Assistant Head of School

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Tammy Chavet

Business Manager & Acting Zone

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Tracy Pierson

Campus Maintenance & IT

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Jessica Mott

Office Assistant & Baby Holder