Our teachers lead the classroom, working together to give each child the individualized guidance they need to reach their full potential.  BGSU students, faculty and parent volunteers provide additional programming throughout the year.


Emily Burkart – Head of School & Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Miss Emily earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Toledo. She holds a non-public teaching certificate from the State of Ohio Department of Education and the American Montessori Credential at the Early Childhood Level. Emily has eighteen years of experience teaching in Montessori education. Emily has served as an instructor of art, science, and geography for a Montessori Teacher Training Program, as well as a mentor and supervisor to many BGSU pre-service teachers and Montessori teachers in training. Emily’s wish is that all children could be educated in a Montessori environment because all children want to learn successfully. She believes children come to school with their individual talents and personalities, which should be recognized and celebrated. Emily feels privileged to be working for the educational interests of the children at NWO Montessori.



Laura Drumm –  Elementary Lead Teacher  

Miss Laura holds a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences specifically child and family development from The Ohio State University. She holds a non-public teaching certificate from the State of Ohio Department of Education and received her Montessori Certification in 2004 from Columbus St. Jo’s program in Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3).  She has 14 years of experience teaching in a Montessori Elementary classroom and has 3 years teaching experience in a traditional preschool program. Miss Laura loves to read, watch football and spend time with her family.  She is excited to be at NWO Montessori and is looking forward to getting to know all of the families and working with the children. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<VVVVVVV

                                                              Arlene George – Toddler Teacher




        Staff Assistants


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