Director and Children's House East Guide
Taylor Dautremont is a graduate of Denison University (Granville, OH) with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Psychology as well as a trained Montessorian at the Children's House (ages 2.5-6) and Elementary (ages 6-12) levels. She completed her Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Children's House training at Navadisha Montessori Institute (Chennai, India) in 2011. She completed her AMI Elementary training at Washington Montessori Institute and earned a Master's degree in Elementary Montessori Education from Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD) in 2016. She has over a decade of experience working with young children in private and public Montessori schools, conventional preschools, summer and after school programs, and individual family homes. Taylor also has significant experience working with English language learners and in fundraising. She lives with her son and husband in Clintonville where they all enjoy exploring local parks and organic gardening. She is looking forward to bringing her experience in developing programming that supports the needs of each child to her work as the founding Director of CMC.
Anna Strench is a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. As a graduate student, she built her commitment to advocating for children, their families, and the community through student teaching at Burroughs Elementary School in West Columbus. Anna then developed her passion for advocacy as a Lead Early Headstart Teacher in a mixed-age, birth-to-three classroom at Columbus Early Learning Centers. She has worked closely with many resource groups, such as: St. Vincent Family Center, Help me Grow, Food for a Long LIfe, and the OSU Early Headstart Partnership Program. She is happy to use her knowledge and experience to support the staff, children, and families of CMC in building an inclusive community.
We are families and educators working to build a new Montessori option on the North Side of Columbus, OH. We share a desire to create an accessible and welcoming school environment where all children, including our own, will be supported in their innate drive to learn, find community, and develop to their fullest potential. Our founding families were welcomed to their first day of school on January 6th, 2020. We look forward to welcoming new families to our community throughout 2021!
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