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American Montessori Society Accredited

Evergreen's AMS Accreditation Evergreen has received FULL ACCREDITATION status through the American Montessori Society.  Accreditation signifies that our school meets the highest standards of AMS, the leading Montessori organization in the United States.  Our programs have been recognized for exemplifying the best practices of Montessori schools in regards to pedagogy, curriculum, teacher training and administrative practices.

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Teacher Spotlight: Liz Duncan, Toddler Lead Teacher

I grew up in Reston, Virginia.   After college I moved to Washington, DC and back in August of 2020 I bought my first house in Hyattsville, MD.   Years ago I was in need of  a summer job and came upon a position at a child care center teaching two-year olds.  I applied for the position and was hired to work in the two-year olds  room.  When I started I thought this would be a passing job, but I absolutely fell in love with the age group.  Everything was so exciting for them; the love they have...

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Teacher Spotlight: Amilcar Hernandez

I was born in Providence, Rhode Island. I lived in Boston, MA for a few years. I eventually lived in Guatemala for two years. In 2004, I ended up moving back to the U.S. and lived in Silver Spring, Maryland ever since. 

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Teacher Spotlight: Fiola Van Der Meer, Art Teacher & Spruce Room Assistant

I grew up in the Netherlands, in a little town called Wateringen. Wateringen is very close to The Hague, Delft and the North Sea. From very early on, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I always helped my teachers after school and played school with my younger sister.

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Teacher Spotlight: Wendie Marsh, Redwood Class Lead Teacher

I am originally from Warren, Pa which is a fairly rural area. Then at the end of 3rd grade, my family moved to Cherry Hill, NJ right outside of Philadelphia. I wanted to be a teacher since I was a kindergartner. I remember at the end of 6th grade, I wanted to be an art teacher. Evergreen is a happy place to work. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

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Teacher Spotlight: Josephine Foly, Primary Assistant Teacher

I am from Lomé, the capitol city of Togo and I grew up all over the world. My grand father was a teacher and my uncles were teachers. I wanted to be an educator because I was curious about things around me. I like to know how things work. My favorite things about Evergreen are greeting the children in the morning. I like working at Evergreen Montessori School because I can be my authentic self without a judgment. The staff cares about my well being. I am married for 30 years to my husband and...

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Teacher Spotlight: Roxana Berrios, Primary Assistant Teacher

I grew up in El Salvador. I realized that I wanted to be a teacher when a began to volunteer at my daughter's preschool.  When working as a volunteer, I discovered that I loved working with children. My favorite part about Evergreen School is the community support and the teamwork among staff members. I have been married to my husband for 35 years.  We have three adult children: one daughter and two sons. My hobbies are sewing, cooking and taking walks with our family dog.  I enjoy spending...

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Teacher Spotlight: Felicia Hatziyannis, Elementary Co-lead Teacher

This is my 28th year working at Evergreen. All of my children graduated from from the Evergreen elementary program. My son Alex is an freshman at Good Counsel High School in Olney. My daughters attend St. Patrick's School in Rockville.  I was born in Baltimore and have lived my whole life in Montgomery County. I knew in high school after working many Montgomery County summer camps that wanted to be a teacher and work in education. My favorite things about Evergreen are how the staff and...

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Teacher Spotlight: Kimberly Sandridge, Primary Lead Teacher, Director of Early Childhood Education

Where are you from and where did you grow up? I'm originally from Durham, NC, where I attended a Montessori school and lived there until I went to college. I have also lived in Wellesley, MA, New York, NY, and Chapel Hill, NC. I have lived in Silver Spring since 2005. How long have you been a teacher? How long have you been at Evergreen? This is my fourth year at Evergreen. I previously taught at another Montessori school and before that worked with K-12 and college students at the North...

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Teacher Spotlight: Caitlin Garry, Music Teacher and Librarian

I was born in San Francisco, CA but moved at 3 weeks old to Nashville, TN because my father (who was in the Navy) was transferred there. I moved to MD when I was 7 and have lived here (apart from four and a half years in PA during college) ever since. I knew from the time I was ten years old that I wanted to be a music teacher. I idolized Ms. Frylink, who was my music teacher during my fifth and sixth grade years. I love that I grew up to do exactly what I always knew I wanted to do… and the...

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