Krisi Colton 

     Kathleen Gibson 

                 Andrea Zurbruegg Bennett                          Maria Edwards


Krisi Colton, Director/Teacher​

B.A., Spanish, LeMoyne College, 

Syracuse, New York; International Diploma, Montessori Early Childhood Course (3-6), Montessori Centre International, 20 years of Montessori teaching experience, 14 years as director of MDS.

Kathleen Gibson, Teacher/Science Coordinator

B.A., English Literature/History, Denison University, Granville, Ohio; M.S., Student Affairs Administration, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana;  Montessori Teaching Diploma (3-6), North American Montessori Center, 14 years of Montessori teaching experience at MDS.


Maria Edwards, Admissions & Administrative Coordinator

B.A., Accounting, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York: 14 years at MDS.


Andrea Zurbruegg Bennett, Teaching Assistant

B.A., Business Administration & Economics, Muhlenberg College; Allentown, PA; M.S., Social Work, Syracuse University.  2 years assistant teaching experience at Erwin Nursery School.  Second year at MDS.


Tara O'Neill Barfoot, Music Teacher Kindergarten-1st Grade Art Teacher

B.S., Elementary Education, English and Special Education focus,  University of Delaware, Newark DE; Montessori Elementary Teaching  Diploma(6-9), Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, Boulder, Colorado; 13 years of Montessori teaching 

experience, 6 years at MDS.

James Luttinger, Physical Education Instructor

B.S., Mathematics at SUNY Brockport.  Graduate of the Secondary Teaching Certification  Program.  Owner of Blaze Gymnastics

Center. Physical Education Instructor at MDS for 20 years.


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