Faculty

Lisa Dieso

Executive Director & TEP Program Director

  • AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credential
  • 25 years as a Montessori Educator
  • CRA employee in a variety of roles since 2008

Melissa Himmelbauer

Assistant Head of School

  • AMS El I Montessori Credential
  • 20+ years as a Montessori Educator
  • CRA employee since 2022

Anna Reasoner

Director of Operations

  • 7+ years in administration and operations
  • CRA employee since 2020

Beth Griffith-Niemann

Director of Development

  • 10+ years experience in administration and non-profit programming
  • CRA employee since 2021

Lee Day

DIrector of Admissions

  • 10+ years experience in administration and non-profit programming
  • CRA employee since 2017

Lesley Roth

Learning Support Specialist

  • AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credential
  • Orton-Gilllingham Certification
  • Licensed Reading Specialist
  • CRA employee since 2021

Greta Weber

Learning Support Specialist

  • AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credential
  • Orton-Gillingham Certified
  • CRA employee since 2003

Christy Fox

Toddler Directress

  • AMS Infant and Toddler Montessori Credential
  • CRA employee since 2016

Theresa Donnell

Toddler Assistant Directress

  • 9 years of experience working in Early Childhood Education
  • CRA employee since 2021

Michelle Tensing

Early Childhood Directress

  • AMS Early Childhood Credential
  • CRA employee since 2012

Anita Long

Early Childhood Assistant Directress

  • AMS Early Childhood Montessori Credential
  • Ortin-Gillingham Certified
  • CRA employee since 2022

Jill Ortiz

Early Childhood Directress

  • AMS Early Childhood Montessori Credential
  • CRA employee since 2015
  • Orton-Gillingham Certified
  • Licensed Reading Specialist

Christen Smith

Early Childhood Assistant Directress

  • AMS Early Childhood Montessori Credential
  • KY Early Childhood Director’s Credential
  • CRA employee since 2020

Melanie Hansbauer

Early Childhood Directress

  • AMS Early Childhood Montessori Credential
  • CRA employee since 2021

Kathryn McCall

Early Childhood Assistant Directress

  • AMS Early Childhood Montessori Credential
  • CRA employee since 2021

Adam Diamond

Elementary Director

  • AMS Elementary I and II Credential
  • CRA employee since 2014

Liz St Onge

Elementary Directress

  • AMS Elementary I and II Credential
  • CRA employee since 2022

Rhonda Hamall

Elementary Assistant Directress

  • Certified in Catechesis of the Good Shephard
  • Founder/Director Backyard Theater Company
  • CRA employee since 2022

Carrie Esposito

Aftercare Coordinator

  • Background in art and art education
  • CRA employee since 2021

Aimee Silbernagel

Aftercare Directress

  • AMS Early Childhood Montessori Credential
  • CRA employee since 2017

Clara Welch

Aftercare Assistant Directress

  • Currently studying Education at NKU
  • CRA employee since 2021