Our Team

Greenville Montessori carefully selects staff from many applicants by using the following process.  References, FBI background checks, and fingerprinting are done prior to hiring. All teachers are required to have current CPR and First Aid certification. Teachers with less than 2 years of previous experience must complete a 24 hour pre-service training. All teachers are required to attend a minimum of 24 hours of additional training each year that is relevant to the age group they teach.

We actively seek candidates that are Montessori certified with Montessori teaching experience. All of our teachers in Primary and Elementary classrooms are Montessori certified.

Infants

Ms. Jenny - Infant 1

Ms. Jenny has been in child care for 14 years and looked after infants for most of that time. Ms. Jenny has been married for 25 years and is originally from Kansas. She has been with Greenville Montessori since 2013 and loves caring for the little ones.

Ms. Michele - Infant 2

Ms. Michele is a native of Louisiana. She moved to Texas in 2002. She has been in child care since 2000 and loves looking after babies.

Toddler

Ms. Dianet - Pre-toddler

Ms. Dianet has been in child care for 17 years and looked after infants and toddlers as a lead teacher. She believes kindness, respect and calmness is fundamental in caring for and teaching children. Ms. Dianet is originally from Mexico.

Ms. Edna - Toddler 1

Ms. Edna has been a Montessori teacher since 1999. She loves teaching and has been with Greenville Montessori since 2012. She is a very passionate teacher who loves her kids!

Ms. Fabi - Toddler 2

Ms. Fabi has been in child care since 2007. She has been with toddlers for most of that time. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and learning from children. Ms. Fabi has been with Greenville Montessori since 2011 and is very happy to be a part of the school's family.

Ms. Brooke - Primary 3

Ms. Brooke has been working with children since 2011. Most of her experience has been with 2 and 3 year olds. She loves teaching the young toddlers.

Primary

Ms. Anissa - Primary 1

Ms. Anissa has been with Greenville Montessori since it opened in 2011. She is the lead teacher in her primary classroom. She has been teaching the 3-6 years age group since 2001. She is Montessori certified and feels so proud to see her students grow and achieve so much while being with her.

Ms. Mayra - Primary 1

Ms. Mayra is the assistant teacher in her primary classroom. She has been in child care since 2012 and is in the process of getting Montessori certified. She has been with Greenville Montessori since January 2014. She loves working with children.

Ms. Veronica - Primary 2

Ms. Veronica obtained her teaching degree at the St. Joseph's Teachers' College in Kingston, Jamaica and has taught Elementary for 20 years. She is Montessori certified and loves working with kids in the 3-5 years' age range.

Ms. Ileana - Primary 4

Ms. Ileana has over 18 years of teaching experience. She is Montessori certified and enjoys working with children and watch them learn and grow. She loves how they make you laugh with the little things they say. She is delighted to be part of the Primary classroom.

Kindergarten-Elementary
Administration

Ms. Jayashree Blench - Director

Ms. Blench comes to Greenville with a wealth of both experience and Montessori training. She was a high school Teacher before making the change to Montessori in 2001 in California. She is Montessori certified for Infants through Preschool and spent 8 years in the classrooms with different age groups. In 2009, she obtained her Montessori Director's credentials and started working as a Center Director. She moved to TX in 2014 and has been a Montessori Director to date. Ms. Blench is a qualified yoga instructor, and along with a love for music, art and story-telling, she has a passion for bringing creativity to classrooms. As a Director, she enjoys guiding and training teachers to bring their special talents to the children and enjoys sharing their gifts with young minds. Jayashree & her husband are very fond of travelling and learning and appreciating different cultures, languages and lifestyles.

 

Ms. Cameron - Office Manager

Ms. Cameron has been with Greenville Montessori since 2011. She joined the team as a caregiver in the infant, Pre-Toddler and Toddler classrooms before being a part of the management staff. She has 14 years of childcare experience. Although she misses being with the kids, she looks forward to greeting all of the parents and children at Greenville each day.

Kitchen

Ms. Amanda - Chef

Ms. Amanda is from Lone Star, Texas and has helped to raise her three nephews. She has worked in the food industry for over 20 years.  She has a wealth of knowledge in healthy cuisine and nutrition and looks forward to creating healthy and delicious meals for the children of Greenville Montessori.