Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park

— Faculty —

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Excellence

Ms. Jayna, Primary Directress

Ms. Jayna, Primary Directress

Ms. Jayna, Primary Directress, A.M.I.

            • MCH Directress since 2003
            • A.M.I. - Montessori Training Center of St. Louis
            • BS - University of Missouri

Ms. Jayna discovered A.M.I. Montessori when she enrolled her two young daughters in a highly regarded A.M.I. school in the St. Louis area.  After witnessing the effects of the Montessori method on her own children, she has devoted her career to guiding other children through the Montessori process.  In addition to her Montessori enthusiasm, Ms. Jayna and her husband, Mr. Chuck, enjoy living on the inter-coastal waterway in South St. Petersburg, where their favorite activities include fishing, boating, and exploring the many beaches of Florida.

 

 

 

Ms. Rachel, Primary Directress

Ms. Rachel, Primary Directress, A.M.I.

            • MCH Directress since 2020
            • A.M.I. - Montessori Institute of San Diego
            • BS - Bowling Green State University

Ms. Rachel is excited to relocate to Florida, and lead our little friends.  For the last 3 years, she has been a Primary Classroom Assistant with a prestigious AMI Montessori school in Charleston, SC, while she pursued her AMI degree from the Montessori Institute of San Diego.  She loves to inspire children to be independent and confident.  She is constantly encouraging the young minds to be respectful, while allowing for freedom.  While displaying care and patience, Ms. Rachel is an enthusiastic and energetic individual, whom the children will love being around!

 

 

 

Ms. Carla - Lower Elementary Directress

Ms. Carla - Lower Elementary Directress

Ms. Carla, Lower Elementary Class Directress, A.M.I.

            • MCH Directress since 2019
            • A.M.I. - Montessori Institute of San Diego - California
            • BS - Elementary Education - University of Madrid

Ms. Carla believes that teaching is not just about imparting education, but truly mentoring young minds.  She is enthusiastic and empathetic, while also responsible and organized.  She has proven expertise in lesson planning, classroom management, assessment and evaluation of elementary Montessori students.  Outside of the classroom, Ms. Carla, enjoys boating and reading and has recently learned how to sew. 

 

 

 

 

Karen Lindell, Upper Elementary Directress

Ms. Karen, Upper Elementary Directress

Ms. Karen, Upper Elementary Directress, A.M.I.

            • MCH Directress since 2020
            • A.M.I. - Montessori Northwest Institute in Portland, OR.
            • MS - Education - Loyola University, MD
            • BS - Education - University of Ottawa

Ms. Karen is AMI degreed, with over 20 years of teaching experience. She was born and raised in Montreal, Canada.  After teaching in the Public School system, her ambition was to instruct in a place that always would prioritize children’s needs, and pave the way for achieving success in an individualized manner. This goal led her to A.M.I. Montessori. Ms Karen’s personal interests are spending time with her son, reading and cooking.

 


In addition to our directresses, every classroom has an educated and experienced assistant.