Rainbow Montessori School actively seeks a wide variety of staff in order to share individual talents with the children. All head teachers are certified Montessori instructors, and are committed to creating an optimal environment for every child placed in our care. We truly love the children and enjoy working and learning with them. Our staff is very stable, and the children usually spend their years at Rainbow with the same teacher.
Renate Chadwick founded the school in 1983 and has recently retired from the classroom after nearly 40 years of teaching! She still teaches German to all of our classes, comes to join us whenever we need an extra helper, and substitutes as needed.
Renate's daughter Barbara Davis has been teaching with with us since 2009 and is the school director. She is the head teacher for the afternoon class with her co-teacher Jenna Muszynski, who is a former student at Rainbow and the daughter of Cynthia!
Julie Schoenbacher teaches the all-day class, and is in her 6th year with us. Her co-teacher is Cynthia Muszynski, who has been here for 15 years and also serves as the bookkeeper.
We are thrilled to welcome Jen Sherer to our school this year. She has a background in science and has 8 years experience teaching. Jen is the head teacher for the morning class with her co-teacher Martha Diliani, who has been teaching with us since 2015.
Teaching assistants are all trained directly by the teaching faculty. Our assistants share a desire to work with children and come to us experienced in early-childhood development and usually stay for many years. Often, assistants are preparing to receive their own Montessori teaching certification.
The staff distributes a monthly newsletter detailing the children’s activities and projects, current curriculum, and upcoming events or celebrations. We encourage parents to communicate freely with their child’s teacher and discuss any concerns or questions about the child’s progress at school.