cami thompson, co-director    When did you start teaching?  I started way back when the world was new I tell the kids iVe been at it for 167 years.   what is you favorite part?  I love to see the kid who finally gets it.   what is your favorite lol tradition?  the one we are working on.   Find me at harborside campus

cami thompson, co-director

When did you start teaching? I started way back when the world was new I tell the kids iVe been at it for 167 years.

what is you favorite part? I love to see the kid who finally gets it.

what is your favorite lol tradition? the one we are working on.

Find me at harborside campus

  lille craig, director    What is your favorite school lunch?  Chicken fingers and sweet potato fries.   fun fact:  I graduated from love of learning in 1991. the school wasn't called love of learning at that point, but the Thanksgiving feast, which is my favorite lol tradition, was the same!   find me at harborside campus    l.craig@lolmontessori.org

lille craig, director

What is your favorite school lunch? Chicken fingers and sweet potato fries.

fun fact: I graduated from love of learning in 1991. the school wasn't called love of learning at that point, but the Thanksgiving feast, which is my favorite lol tradition, was the same!

find me at harborside campus

l.craig@lolmontessori.org

 
Believe in the child.
— Dr. Maria Montessori

Administrative Staff

  courtney Thaler, administrator    find me at harborside campus     admin@lolmontessori.org

courtney Thaler, administrator

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  jennifer vomvas, bookkeeper    find me at harborside campus     accounts@lolmontessori.org

jennifer vomvas, bookkeeper

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  keri puglisi, office manager    find me at harborside campus     admin@lolmontessori.org

keri puglisi, office manager

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admin@lolmontessori.org

Early Childhood Teachers

  Christine Casalini, Early Childhood Teacher    What is your favorite montessori activity?  the movable alphabet because it allows children to express their innermost thoughts before they master the mechanical skill of writing.   What is your favorite LOL tradition?  the Science Fair and seeing the children’s enthusiasm when Mr. T. tosses the Egg drop experiments off the roof!   find me at top of the hill campus

Christine Casalini, Early Childhood Teacher

What is your favorite montessori activity? the movable alphabet because it allows children to express their innermost thoughts before they master the mechanical skill of writing.

What is your favorite LOL tradition? the Science Fair and seeing the children’s enthusiasm when Mr. T. tosses the Egg drop experiments off the roof!

find me at top of the hill campus

  Maria D'Amico, Early Childhood Teacher    What is your Favorite Montessori activity?  geographic puzzle maps & related activities   What is your favorite lol tradition?  Kindergarten making and breaking piñata!   find me at harborside campus

Maria D'Amico, Early Childhood Teacher

What is your Favorite Montessori activity? geographic puzzle maps & related activities

What is your favorite lol tradition? Kindergarten making and breaking piñata!

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  Soo-Jung Kim, Early Childhood Teacher    When did you start working at lol?  in 2009   what are you favorite montessori activities?  science and nature activities!   what is your favorite lol tradition?  the thanksgiving celebration   find me at haborside campus

Soo-Jung Kim, Early Childhood Teacher

When did you start working at lol? in 2009

what are you favorite montessori activities? science and nature activities!

what is your favorite lol tradition? the thanksgiving celebration

find me at haborside campus

 

Elementary Teachers

  Arli harlan Angello, elementary Teacher    what is your favorite part of teaching?  reading the children's writing, whether it's reports, their homework, or creative work. I also love when we discuss what we've been reading - I'm a bookworm!   what is your favorite lol tradition?  the Science Fair.   What's else do you want to share?  I have a B. A. In English and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Adelphi University   find me at harborside campus

Arli harlan Angello, elementary Teacher

what is your favorite part of teaching? reading the children's writing, whether it's reports, their homework, or creative work. I also love when we discuss what we've been reading - I'm a bookworm!

what is your favorite lol tradition? the Science Fair.

What's else do you want to share? I have a B. A. In English and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Adelphi University

find me at harborside campus

  Deborah Giordano, Elementary Teacher    what is your favorite montessori activity?  the grammar work and test-tube division   what is your Favorite LOL tradition?  Beach day!   find me at top of the hill campus

Deborah Giordano, Elementary Teacher

what is your favorite montessori activity? the grammar work and test-tube division

what is your Favorite LOL tradition? Beach day!

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  Sarah Hodgkinson, Elementary Teacher    what is your favorite school lunch? every family hot lunch -  It is a wonderful sight to see the happiness and pride of children and their families serving each other.   What is your favorite LOL tradition?  the end of year celebration concerts. Watching the very youngest children in the school performing their songs with such enthusiasm and pride and then seeing the enormous growth of the 6th grade graduates who speak and act with such confidence. A Montessori Metamorphosis right in front of our eyes! Then they all sing 'This Montessori Light of mine...". Just beautiful.   find me at harborside campus

Sarah Hodgkinson, Elementary Teacher

what is your favorite school lunch? every family hot lunch - It is a wonderful sight to see the happiness and pride of children and their families serving each other.

What is your favorite LOL tradition? the end of year celebration concerts. Watching the very youngest children in the school performing their songs with such enthusiasm and pride and then seeing the enormous growth of the 6th grade graduates who speak and act with such confidence. A Montessori Metamorphosis right in front of our eyes! Then they all sing 'This Montessori Light of mine...". Just beautiful.

find me at harborside campus

 
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.’
— Dr. Maria Montessori
 

Assistant Teachers

  Diana Bennencase, Assistant Teacher    find me at top of the hill campus

Diana Bennencase, Assistant Teacher

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  Toni DiNunzio, Assistant Teacher    find me at top of the hill campus

Toni DiNunzio, Assistant Teacher

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  Jami Doria Goleski, Assistant Teacher    when did you start at lol?  This is my first year, but I've been an early childhood teacher for over 15 years.   what is your educational background?  I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Ed and a Masters in Special Ed.   What do you do when you're not teaching? I 'm a hula hoop dancer and a crafter! I love sharing my passion of creative art & movement with all who are interested.   find me at harborside campus

Jami Doria Goleski, Assistant Teacher

when did you start at lol? This is my first year, but I've been an early childhood teacher for over 15 years.

what is your educational background? I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Ed and a Masters in Special Ed.

What do you do when you're not teaching? I'm a hula hoop dancer and a crafter! I love sharing my passion of creative art & movement with all who are interested.

find me at harborside campus

 
  Atsuko Inoue, Assistant Teacher    What is your favorite Montessori activity?  I love to create arts and crafts with the kids   What is your favorite school lunch?  the Thursday hot lunch!   What is your favorite LOL tradition?  The thanksgiving Feast and the Christmas Concert!   find me at harborside campus

Atsuko Inoue, Assistant Teacher

What is your favorite Montessori activity? I love to create arts and crafts with the kids

What is your favorite school lunch? the Thursday hot lunch!

What is your favorite LOL tradition? The thanksgiving Feast and the Christmas Concert!

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  Grace Lee, Assistant Teacher    What is your favorite montessori activity?  Making words with Movable alphabet   What is your favorite school lunch?  Thursday Hot lunch made by families   What is your favorite LOL tradition?  LOL Beach day   find me at top of the hill campus

Grace Lee, Assistant Teacher

What is your favorite montessori activity? Making words with Movable alphabet

What is your favorite school lunch? Thursday Hot lunch made by families

What is your favorite LOL tradition? LOL Beach day

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  Jane Neithardt, Assistant Teacher    find me at harborside campus

Jane Neithardt, Assistant Teacher

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  Sandy Ramalho, Assistant Teacher    What is your favorite montessori activity?  The timeline of life.   What is your favorite LOL Tradition?  The Thanksgiving hike and bonfire.   find me at top of the hill campus

Sandy Ramalho, Assistant Teacher

What is your favorite montessori activity? The timeline of life.

What is your favorite LOL Tradition? The Thanksgiving hike and bonfire.

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  Carolyn Rice, assistant teacher    find me at harborside campus

Carolyn Rice, assistant teacher

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  Jeannette Smith, Assistant Teacher    When did you start working at lol?  2011   What is your favorite school lunch?  Pizza Day!   What is your favorite lol tradition?  The Thanksgiving fest.   find me at harborside campus

Jeannette Smith, Assistant Teacher

When did you start working at lol? 2011

What is your favorite school lunch? Pizza Day!

What is your favorite lol tradition? The Thanksgiving fest.

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  Hui-wen Yen, Assistant Teacher    When did you start at lol?  in 2016   what is your favorite montessori activity?  The Trinomial cube   What is your favorite school lunch?  The Hot lunches prepared by LOL families!   find me at top of the hill campus

Hui-wen Yen, Assistant Teacher

When did you start at lol? in 2016

what is your favorite montessori activity? The Trinomial cube

What is your favorite school lunch? The Hot lunches prepared by LOL families!

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Specials & Ancillary Teachers

  Liz Gray, Extended Day & Camp Co-Director    fall, winter, and spring: Find me at harborside    summer: find me at top of the hill     l.Gray@lolmontessori.org

Liz Gray, Extended Day & Camp Co-Director

fall, winter, and spring: Find me at harborside

summer: find me at top of the hill

l.Gray@lolmontessori.org

  Tony Formosa, Maintenance   w hat is your Favorite school Activity?  the Biking and hiking field trips.   what is your Favorite Lunch?  Hot lunches prepared by LOL families   fun fact:  My daughter, Melanie, an lol alum helps me maintain our school and provide assistance with other LOL activities.   find me at harborside campus

Tony Formosa, Maintenance

what is your Favorite school Activity? the Biking and hiking field trips.

what is your Favorite Lunch? Hot lunches prepared by LOL families

fun fact: My daughter, Melanie, an lol alum helps me maintain our school and provide assistance with other LOL activities.

find me at harborside campus

 
  Alma Carr, Spanish Teacher    When did you start at lol?  2007 - diez años    what is your favorite thing about teaching?  I am always amazed when I casually speak in spanish outside the classroom and the kids respond .... they are always paying attention!   find me at harborside campus

Alma Carr, Spanish Teacher

When did you start at lol? 2007 - diez años

what is your favorite thing about teaching? I am always amazed when I casually speak in spanish outside the classroom and the kids respond .... they are always paying attention!

find me at harborside campus

  Maggie Cotignola, Music Teacher    What is your Favorite school lunch ? thursday hot lunches that are served by students and their families. the enthusiasm and pride that the serving students have in sharing their favorite meal with their classmates and teachers is a pleasure to witness.   What is Your Favorite LOL Tradition? Thanksgiving - Each class brings something to eat that is shared with the whole school. There is music, a hike, hot chocolate and marshmallows to end the festivities; all components for a perfect afternoon for adults and children!   You can find me making music most frequently at Harborside, and one day a week at Top of the Hill

Maggie Cotignola, Music Teacher

What is your Favorite school lunch ?thursday hot lunches that are served by students and their families. the enthusiasm and pride that the serving students have in sharing their favorite meal with their classmates and teachers is a pleasure to witness.

What is Your Favorite LOL Tradition?Thanksgiving - Each class brings something to eat that is shared with the whole school. There is music, a hike, hot chocolate and marshmallows to end the festivities; all components for a perfect afternoon for adults and children!

You can find me making music most frequently at Harborside, and one day a week at Top of the Hill