About

Teachers & Staff

For more than 50 years, Nelephant Montessori School has provided a high-quality, authentic Montessori education for generations of students. Our teachers and staff are an essential part of our community.

Authentic Montessori in St. Catharines to inspire a lifelong love of learning

Are you interested in learning more about Nelephant and our authentic Montessori programs? Join our waitlist to receive more information today.

Meet Our Team

Administration

Jodi Sproule

Head of School

Montessorian, RECE

Mandy Hill

Bookkeeper


Toddler Program Staff

Danielle Barnfield

Toddler Supervisor

Toddler Montessorian, RECE

Mallory Keir

Montessorian

Toddler Montessorian, RECE

Setareh Moghaddas

Toddler Assistant

M.Ed.

Zoe Swanson

Toddler Assistant

RECE

Casa Program Staff

Alyssa Schrapp

Montessori Directress Casa 1

Montessorian

Annalea Matthews

Montessori Directress Mentor/Supply

Montessorian, ECE

Barbara Aguirre

Program Support & Social Media

B.Ed., MJ

Gillian Taylor

Program Support

RECE

Liz VanSpronsen

Montessori Assistant Casa 1

Montessori Assistant, EA

Patrina Stirland

Montessori Directress Casa 2

Montessorian, RECE

Rafaela Merlim

Montessori Directress in Training Casa 2

RECE, Montessorian in Training

Susan Reichheld

French Teacher

OCT, B.Ed., M.Ed

Yan Chen

Montessori Assistant Casa 2

RECE, Montessori Assistant

Ellie Lee

Montessori Directress Casa 1

Montessorian, OCT, B.Ed.
*Ellie is currently off on MAT leave

Careers at Nelephant Montessori

Are you a qualified Montessorian or RECE looking to join a great team of enthusiastic teachers? Do you love children? Are you looking to work in the field of Montessori education? Maybe Nelephant Montessori School is the place for you!

At Nelephant we are always happy to meet with qualified staff looking for employment. If you are interested in joining our team and you meet the following requirements, please don’t hesitate to send us your resume.

Montessorian with MACTE or AMI training at the Casa or Toddler level
Registered Early Childhood Educator
Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the last 6 months
First Aid and CPR training

If these are your qualifications then we invite you to tell us about yourself, your education and experience, and your commitment to the value and impact to Montessori education.

Please send cover letters and resumes to: info@nelephant.ca