Chandra Fernando is a Co-Director for the NVMI Early Childhood Course of Study offered at the Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene in Ashburn, Virginia. Ms. Fernando has been a classroom teacher for over 36 years and has served as the program director of the Maryland Center for Montessori Studies, course director of Northeast Montessori Institute and a faculty member of Seacoast Center for Education. Chandra serves as a field supervisor for several teacher education programs, and is a national and international lecturer. Ms. Fernando received her AMI primary Credential from the Good Shepard AMI training Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka and an elementary credential from London Montessori International. Chandra holds a B.A. in Early Childhood education in Piagetian Studies. She has done graduate work at Antioch University, Loyola College and Oxford Universiity.
Beth Theriot is Co-Director of NVMI and Head of School, Academics at MAB. Beth holds an AMS Early Childhood certificate. She has been a Lead Teacher in Montessori classrooms for more than 25 years and is an experienced workshop facilitator. Beth holds a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola University and M.A. in Special Studies from George Washington University. During the past 5 years, Beth has lectured in classroom management and parent education at the Northeast Institute additional site in VA.
Bart Theriot is Chief Financial Officer of NVMI and Head of School, Administration of MAB. He participated in the Montessori Administrator training at CMTE/NY. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Auburn University; organizes after school programs for children; and is involved in charities coordination work. Bart has served as a faculty member of Northeast Institute, additional site in VA.
Jill Theriot has been a teacher for more than ten years years. Jill received her AMI primary credential from the St. Louis Montessori Institute and holds a B.A. in Sociology from SUNY Albany. She serves as co-teacher to Beth Theriot in the NVMI sensorial curriculum.
Meredith Wood is the head of academic administration of the Montessori School of McLean and has 13 years of classroom experience. Meredith has a masters of education and AMS credential from Xavier University.
Rachel Kipperman has a strong foundation in Language and Learning Differences. She has completed Orton Gillingham and Multi-sensory Language therapy training and has experience teaching children with learning differences at the June Shelton School in Dallas, Texas. Rachel has been a classroom teacher for over 11 years and is an experienced workshop leader and lecturer. She holds an AMS Early Childhood Certificate and a Masters in Education from Goucher College in Baltimore. She teaches in Arlington County Public Schools. Rachel has served as a faculty member of Northeast Institute additional site in VA.
Kathleen McCauley has a B.S. degree in English Education and German and has M. A. Degrees in both Human development and Social Work. Kathleen is a lecturer in Child Development at Marymount University and is the President and primary trainer at the KEY Concepts and Training in Arlington, VA. For the past 6 years, Kathleen has been the instructor for child development at the Northeast Institute additional site in VA.