MCH Faculty

Ms. Kendy - Primary Directress

Ms. Carla - Lower Elementary Directress

Ms. Jayna, Director of Academics



— Faculty —

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Excellence


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

  • MCH Directress since 1998
  • A.M.I. - Montessori Training Center of St. Louis

Ms. Sarah has been a devoted Directress at The Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park for over 20 years.  Her friendly smile, endless energy, and lighthearted attitude makes her very popular with the children.  Ms. Sarah is happily married and the proud mother of two children.  When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family, scuba diving, horseback riding, quilting, and partaking in church activities.



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

  • MCH Primary Classroom Directress since 2019
  • MCH Primary Classroom Assistant 2014 -2019
  • A.M.I. - Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies - Phoenix
  • BA - Government World Affairs - University of Tampa
  • MS - Montessori Education - Loyola University - Maryland (est. Summer 2020)

Ms. Kendy has dedicated her career to making a positive impact in the lives of children.  She is passionate about her role as classroom directress in our Primary class and regularly offers her time to help the school with our events.  Outside of the classroom, Ms. Kendy enjoys reading, volunteering and spending time with her family.  She also loves to travel and experience new foods and cultures.

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. 


Ms. Jayna, Upper Elementary 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.


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