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


Jodi Sproule Headshot

Jodi Sproule

Head of School

Montessorian, RECE

Mandy Hill Headshot

Mandy Hill


Toddler Program Staff

Danielle Barnfield Headshot

Danielle Barnfield

Toddler Supervisor

Toddler Montessorian, RECE

Mallory Keir Headshot

Mallory Keir


Toddler Montessorian, RECE

Setareh Moghaddas Headshot

Setareh Moghaddas

Toddler Assistant


Zoe Swanson Headshot

Zoe Swanson

Toddler Assistant


Casa Program Staff

Alyssa Schrapp Headshot

Alyssa Schrapp

Montessori Directress Casa 1


Annalea Matthews Headshot

Annalea Matthews

Montessori Directress Mentor/Supply

Montessorian, ECE

Barbara Aguirre Headshot

Barbara Aguirre

Program Support & Social Media

B.Ed., MJ

Gillian Taylor Headshot

Gillian Taylor

Program Support


Liz Vanspronsen Headshot

Liz VanSpronsen

Montessori Assistant Casa 1

Montessori Assistant, EA

Patrina Stirland Headshot

Patrina Stirland

Montessori Directress Casa 2

Montessorian, RECE

Rafela Merlim Headshot

Rafaela Merlim

Montessori Directress in Training Casa 2

RECE, Montessorian in Training

Susan Reichheld Headshot

Susan Reichheld

French Teacher

OCT, B.Ed., M.Ed

Yan Chen Headshot

Yan Chen

Montessori Assistant Casa 2

RECE, Montessori Assistant

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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