Children's House

Ages 3-6 Years
  • Samantha Conrad
    Samantha Conrad Lead Teacher - 8 years at Penn-Mont

    B.S. Elementary and Kindergarten Education , M.S. Special Education and Reading Specialist, PA Dept. of Education Private Academic Schools N-K Certificate, PA Dept. of Education Elementary K-6 Instructional Certificate, American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential

    The child is both a hope and promise for mankind. – Maria Montessori

  • Kristi Negola
    Kristi Negola Lead Teacher - 19 years at Penn-Mont

    B.S. Early Childhood Education, PA Dept. of Education Private Academic Schools N-K Certificate, American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential

    The child is both a hope and promise for mankind. – Maria Montessori

  • Holly Sottile
    Holly Sottile Lead Teacher - 10 years at Penn-Mont

    B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, PA Dept. of Education Private Academic Schools N-K Certificate, American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential

    If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. – Maria Montessori

  • Mary Truesdale
      Mary Truesdale Co-Teacher, Children's House Music Teacher - 43 years at Penn-Mont

      London Montessori Certificate, American Montessori Society Early Childhood Associate Credential

      The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist – Maria Montessori

    • Marissa Stickles
        Marissa Stickles Lead Teacher - 2 years at Penn-Mont

        B.S. Elementary Education, PA Dept. of Education PreK-4 Instructional Certificate

        Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way. -George Evans

      • Kristen Wyant
        Kristen Wyant Lead Teacher - 2 years at Penn-Mont

        Associate Degree Early Childhood Education

        The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made along the way.

      • Diane Galanti
          Diane Galanti Assistant Teacher - 10 years at Penn-Mont

          Live each day like it’s your last.

        • Kaitlyn Nicholson
            Kaitlyn Nicholson Assistant Teacher - 1 years at Penn-Mont
          • Kristina Strosnider
              Kristina Strosnider Assistant Teacher

              B.A. Philosophy, Masters in Landscape Architecture

              All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.

            • Sharon Weyandt
                Sharon Weyandt Assistant Teacher - 13 years at Penn-Mont

                Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial Training

              • Karly Fowler
                Karly Fowler Lead Teacher, Penn-Mont at Penn State Altoona - 3 years at Penn-Mont

                B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, M.Ed. Early Childhood with Montessori Focus, PA Dept. of Education Private Academic Schools N-K Certificate, American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential

                Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever. – Gandhi

              • Jessica Forlina
                  Jessica Forlina Assistant Teacher, Penn-Mont at Penn State Altoona - 1 years at Penn-Mont

                  B.S. Elementary Education, PA Dept. of Education PreK-4 Instructional Certificate

                  Within the child lies the fate of the future. – Maria Montessori

                • Patty Morris
                  Patty Morris Co-Teacher, Penn-Mont at Penn State Altoona, Spanish Instructor - 6 years at Penn-Mont

                  B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Certificate in Early Childhood Education, PA Dept. of Education PreK-4 Instructional Certificate

                  When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments: tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. – Louis Pasteur

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