Jocelyn Scotty, Head of School

 
Jocelyn Scotty, Head of School at Montessori Academy Batavia
 

15 years of Montessori experience including as a Classroom Teacher, School Administrator and
Montessori Teacher Trainer.
AMS Montessori Teaching Certification from Seton Montessori Institute.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Ms. Jocelyn and her husband have a college age daughter who was Montessori educated from age 3. 

Joey Snyder, Primary Lead Teacher

 
Joey Snyder, Primary Lead Teacher at Montessori Academy Batavia
 

20+ years of teaching experience as a Montessori Directress for Primary Age 3-6.
Age 3-6 Montessori Certification from Seton Montessori Institute.
Associate’s Degree in Art.
Ms. Joey enjoys time with her 5 adult children, who were all Montessori educated.

Becky Caduto, Primary Lead Teacher

 
 

16 years of Montessori teaching experience for Primary ages 3-6.
AMS Teaching Certification and Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Judson University.
Emergency Medical Services and Certified Nursing training and experience.
Both of Ms. Becky's daughters received Montessori educations.

Valerie DeMeritt, Primary After Hours Lead Teacher, Primary Assistant

 
Valerie Demeritt, Primary After Hours Lead Teacher/Primary Assistant at Montessori Academy Batavia
 

14 Years of teaching experience.
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in English and Art History.
Trained as a Montessori Paraprofessional by Seton Montessori Institute.
Ms. Valerie loves to cook, bake and read.  She is a runner who has participated in marathons.

Angela Salva, Primary Teaching Assistant

 
Angela Salva, Primary Teaching Assistant at Montessori Academy Batavia
 

15 years of teaching experience.
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
Trained as a Montessori Paraprofessional by Seton Montessori Institute.
Ms. Angela is a Principal 2nd Violinist in the DuPage Symphony.

Priya Sriram, Primary Teaching Assistant

 
Priya Sriram, Primary Teaching Assistant at Montessori Academy Batavia
 

9 years of teaching experience in a Montessori Classroom.
Trained as a Montessori Paraprofessional by Seton Montessori Institute.
Bachelor of Science in Botany.
Ms. Priya is an active volunteer in Youth Guidance Sunday school programming, and she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Katy Jahnke, Elementary Lead Teacher

 
Katy Jahnke, Lower Elementary Lead Teacher at Montessori Academy Batavia
 

7 Years of Classroom Experience.
Elementary Montessori Classroom Certification from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center.
Type 03 Teaching Certification from the State of Illinois (Grades K-9).
Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.
Ms. Katy loves her family, Montessori teaching and a good cup of coffee.

Carrie Puello,Elementary Teaching Assistant

 
Carrie Puello, Lower Elementary Teaching Assistant at Montessori Academy Batavia
 

5 Years of Classroom Experience. 
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
Directorship Experience in Day Care and Camp Environments.
Ms. Carrie has two children, loves to run and travel with her family.

Cara Perusky, Elementary teaching Assistant

 
 

3+ Years of Classroom Experience in a multi-lingual elementary and middle school environment. 
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from Illinois State University.
Illinois Paraprofessional endorsement with teaching license Type 39.

Stacie Benjamin, Director of Administration

 
Stacie Benjamin, Director of Admissions at Montessori Academy Batavia
 

33 years experience with Montessori Academy.
Completed a variety of Montessori training courses.
Food Service Certification experience.
Ms. Stacie’s daughter and granddaughter are Montessori Academy alumni.