Who We Are
North Shore Montessori School Mission Statement
North Shore Montessori School was founded in 2007 by Margaret Henry, the director and head Children’s House teacher of North Shore Montessori School. Our mission is to develop the whole child in an environment based on the Montessori Philosophy and Methodology originally developed by Maria Montessori. Our primary goal is that all of our students become confident lifelong learners, with a deep respect for themselves, others, and the world in which they live. Our focus in applying Montessori principles is to give each child the opportunity to be nurtured, educated and inspired at his or her own unique pace in order to optimize their personal educational experience.
Margaret Henry, Founder and Director, Children’s House Head Teacher
B.A. Lesley University, AMS Early Childhood Montessori Certification, Northeast Montessori Institute
For over twenty years, Margaret has served as a Certified Montessori Head Teacher in the North Shore Community, including Stoneridge Children’s Montessori School, and the Newburyport Montessori School, and three years at the Summit Montessori School, in Boca Raton, Florida.Ms. Henry is an active member of the American Montessori Society, (AMS), and the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA).
Patricia “Paddy” Cummings: Head Upper Elementary Teacher
B.A. English, Minor in Fine Arts, Montessori Certified
Diane Oberheim: Children’s House
Stacy Smith: Lower Elementary
Michele Denner Duratti: Lower Elementary
EJ Ouellette: Voice and Ukulele with the Upper Elementary, Whole Music, Byfield
Gary Feldman: Voice Children’s House & Lower Elementary, Whole Music, Byfield
Dan Welleham: Spanish & Elementary Outdoor Education Teacher
Kevin Dacey: Drumming Instructor